About pelvic health
Many people are too embarrassed to talk about pelvic health issues thinking they are the only ones suffering from pelvic pain. The truth is that it is more common than they think and you don’t even need a referral from your doctor to see a physiotherapist that specializes in pelvic health.
It’s more common than you may realize
million Canadians or nearly 10% of the population are impacted by Pelvic dysfunction.
of women over 30 after natural childbirth experience pelvic health issues.
of women athletes have urinary stress incontinence.
Our goal is to provide comprehensive and professional pelvic healthcare for women and men of all ages – we want to assist you to regain and improve function, enhance your health, and gain confidence in all areas of your life.
Do you have these symptoms?
If you are in need of treatment for pelvic health, your symptoms may include:
- Urinary frequency, urgency, hesitancy, stopping and starting of the urine stream, painful urination, or incomplete emptying
- Constipation, straining, or pain with bowel movements
- Unexplained pain in your low back, pelvic region, hips, genital area, or rectum
- Pain during or after intercourse, orgasm, or sexual stimulation
- Uncoordinated muscle contractions causing the pelvic floor muscles to spasm
Literature indicates that receiving care from a physiotherapist with expertise and training in pelvic health can provide excellent treatment options for incontinence and pelvic pain.
Our physiotherapists will create a safe, affordable, and conservative treatment plan for you!
Here’s how it works
An initial assessment is completed by a specially trained pelvic physiotherapist to determine what your specific condition is and how best to treat it.
Once you complete the assessment, the pelvic physiotherapist will work with you to determine the best treatment program for you, including home exercises.
You’ll feel better again while returning to the clinic for regular treatment visits over a period of 12-26 weeks.
Book an appointment today!
Your coverage options
The types of insurance coverage we accept are WSIB, Automobile Accident Insurance, Extended Health Benefits, or you can choose to self-pay.
Please contact your insurance carrier for coverage details and to obtain approval.
Your health comes first, not paperwork
At Altum Health, we believe your health comes first. We take care of the paperwork so you can focus on getting better. In some cases, we offer direct insurance billing, saving you time and up-front costs.
Not sure if you’re covered? No problem. We can help you find out. Call us toll-free at 1 844 662-5886.
You do not need a doctor’s referral for physiotherapy. However, if you are going to use your health insurance to cover the cost of therapy, the insurance provider may ask you for a doctor’s referral.
Physiotherapy focuses on removing the cause of the problem, as opposed to superficially treating the symptoms. This process may take some time, but the results are often permanent with less chance of the disorder returning.
Although each clinic’s approach to intake, assessment and therapy do vary, your physiotherapist (generally speaking) will ask a series of questions that will help better describe all of your symptoms in detail. Your physiotherapist can then carry out your assessment. The physiotherapist will examine you physically and discuss the findings, the cause of the problem, and suggest a solution that can effectively treat your health problem.
Appointments usually take about an hour for a full assessment. Subsequent treatments can be shorter or longer depending upon the condition and the treatment required. Subsequent physiotherapy treatments can be twenty to thirty minutes in length.