First Appointment Information
If you are new to Pelvic Physical Therapy here are some helpful tips to make you feel oriented!!
It is a specialty niche of Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy.
It is a bit more intimate than any other Doctor's appointment as we will be talking about bladder, bowel, and sexual health so we can help you reach your pelvic health goals.
A comprehensive evaluation typically entails History taking about your current and past medical/ surgical history, orthopedic screening of your movements and may involve vaginal exam for pelvic muscle assessment ( only if you consent )
Kindly provide me the following details compiled in ONE email ideally before your first appointment to get the most out of your appointment. Ideally, collect the data over 2-3 days.
Bladder log - measure fluid intake in Oz , number of bathroom trips, documents bladder accidents and do NOT need to measure urine output.
Bowel log- Number of BM /day and consistency of stool ( soft / firm / hard/ pellets ) total amount of fiber intake per day ( you can use any free food log app to count total fiber intake for the day)
Pictures- Have your family take pictures of your posture from a side view example- standing/working/nursing/ holding the baby etc
Bladder Diary Information: