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Please feel free to ask any physical therapy related questions over the phone, or send your question via the contact form below.

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Physiotherapists are professionals who have received university-level training, and possess specialized expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries, exercise prescription, injury prevention, rehabilitation, as well as numerous other areas of sports, health, and fitness.

We kindly request that you bring any relevant medical or surgical history with you to your appointment, as well as any scan or MRI reports, your health insurance card and a list of your current medications. Additionally, we suggest that you wear comfortable clothing and consider bringing along shorts and/or a sports bra to your session.

The number of treatments will vary depending on each unique individual's diagnosis. After a thorough assessment, our physiotherapist will discuss your treatment plan for the rehabilitation process.

We recommend that you dress in comfortable clothing that allows for easy access to the area of your body that will be treated by the physiotherapist. You may also choose to bring shorts and/or a sports bra to your appointment.

NO, you do not. Physiotherapists can assess and treat without referral by a doctor.

However, certain extended health insurance providers may require a prescription before authorizing fee coverage. Some providers, on the other hand, do not require a prescription, and a physiotherapy receipt will be sufficient. We advise that you reach out to your extended health insurance provider to clarify their specific requirements. You may also need to confirm with them whether a prescription is necessary.

TheraTouch Physiotherapy sessions are held in private treatment rooms.  

The initial assessment (1 hour long) allows you and the Physiotherapist to start to build a therapeutic relationship.  

A medical history is taken, followed by a physical assessment that may involve posture assessment, flexibility/strength of relevant joints and muscles.

With Pelvic Health Assessments, with consent, an external and internal examination may be done to assess the pelvic floor muscles. Other tests may be done as needed.

Together with your physiotherapist, you will set therapeutic goals to work towards. 

The TheraTouch Physiotherapist uses the information gathered to develop your personalized diagnosis and treatment plan. You are provided with a treatment plan alongside therapeutic exercises and education to set you up for success. Any questions and concerns will be addressed as well.

uring follow up sessions (30 minutes long), your TheraTouch Physiotherapist will implement your personalized treatment plan after a quick check in and reassessment as needed. There are varying treatments based on patient condition and presentation. The follow-up treatments aim to treat both symptoms and the root cause of the problem, while providing you with the tools and education to address symptoms at home.  

Follow up sessions are necessary to provide the needed treatment, track patient improvement progress, reassess as needed as well as address any ongoing patient concerns.  

It is important to note that, Patients have full control and can withdraw their consent for treatment at any point in the session. Patient comfort is of optimal importance to us and it is our privilege to provide you with the care you deserve. 

The length of your treatment will be contingent upon various factors such as the severity of your condition, your unique diagnosis, and your medical history, among other considerations. To track your progress, we will conduct periodic re-evaluations, and our therapist will maintain open communication with you to help you attain your therapy goals.

Our team of physiotherapists provide diagnosis and treatment for a broad spectrum of medical conditions and diagnoses. For a comprehensive list of the various conditions and diagnoses that we attend to, we invite you to check out our Conditions We Treat Page.

We will verify with your health insurance provider to ascertain whether your plan covers outpatient physical therapy services. It is advisable that you also confirm your insurance coverage for added assurance.

Our No show/cancellation policy necessitates a 24-hour notice period for cancellations.

In the event of a no-show or a late cancellation (less than 24 hr notice), a late fee policy will be applied.

Fortunately, you can conveniently cancel or reschedule your appointment through your online account.

Alternatively, you can contact us at 613-709-8001 to make changes to your appointment.

PELVIC FLOOR PHYSIOTHERAPY FAQ

Pelvic floor physiotherapy is a specialized form of physiotherapy that involves the internal and external assessment and treatment of dysfunctions or imbalances in the muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues of the pelvic floor.

Pelvic floor physiotherapy can help with a range of conditions, including pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pre-and postnatal care, sexual dysfunction, and musculoskeletal disorders affecting the pelvic region.

Pelvic floor physiotherapy involves a comprehensive assessment to identify specific muscle imbalances or dysfunctions in the pelvic floor and surrounding structures. The therapist will then use various techniques such as manual therapy, pelvic floor exercises, biofeedback, and lifestyle modifications to help restore optimal function and alleviate symptoms.

No, pelvic floor physiotherapy is beneficial for people of all genders. While it is commonly associated with women's health, men and individuals of non-binary gender can also benefit from pelvic floor physiotherapy for conditions such as pelvic pain, urinary dysfunction, and post-surgical rehabilitation.

During a session, the physiotherapist will conduct a thorough assessment, which may include a discussion about your medical history, symptoms, and goals. They may perform internal or external examinations to assess muscle function and provide tailored exercises or treatment techniques based on your needs.

The duration of treatment varies depending on the individual and their specific condition. Some people may experience significant improvements within a few sessions, while others may require ongoing treatment over several months. Your physiotherapist will discuss and develop a treatment plan based on your unique situation.

The goal of pelvic floor physiotherapy is to improve comfort and alleviate pain. While some therapeutic techniques or internal examinations may cause mild discomfort, it is essential to communicate with your physiotherapist about any discomfort or pain you experience during the session so that adjustments can be made accordingly.

NO, you do not. Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists can assess and treat without referral by a doctor.

However, certain extended health insurance providers may require a prescription before authorizing fee coverage. Some providers, on the other hand, do not require a prescription, and a physiotherapy receipt will be sufficient. We advise that you reach out to your extended health insurance provider to clarify their specific requirements. You may also need to confirm with them whether a prescription is necessary.

Pregnancy can place increased stress on the pelvic floor muscles, leading to issues such as urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse. Pelvic floor physiotherapy can help strengthen and prepare the pelvic floor for the changes during pregnancy, reduce discomfort, and aid in preventing or addressing these issues.

It is beneficial to consider pelvic floor physiotherapy during any stage of pregnancy. However, starting early, ideally in the first or second trimester, allows for early intervention, prevention, and preparation of the pelvic floor for the physiological changes that occur during pregnancy.

Yes, pelvic floor physiotherapy can help address pregnancy-related issues such as back pain and pelvic girdle pain. The therapist can provide exercises, manual therapy, and education on posture and body mechanics to alleviate pain, improve muscle support, and enhance overall pelvic stability.

Absolutely. Pelvic floor physiotherapy during pregnancy can prepare the pelvic floor muscles for labor and delivery, which may contribute to a smoother postpartum recovery. Additionally, postpartum pelvic floor physiotherapy can assist in restoring muscle tone, addressing any postpartum pelvic floor dysfunctions, and promoting healing after childbirth.

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