Durham Pelvic Health

"Positive energy is attracted to positive energy." – Deborah Day

Prior to coming to your appointment you would have filled out a questionnaire with some of the questions we will be talking about during your visit. However the following is a list of some of the items we may take a look on depending on your situation.

  • Assess your posture
  • Check for Diastasis Recti – abdominal separation
  • Check your lower back, pelvis and hips for movement and function
  • Do an external assessment of abdomen, pelvis, vulva and surrounding area for scars, prolapse, etc
  • Conduct an internal vaginal and/or rectal assessment to assess the muscles internally and provide you with information
  • Depending on the information gained during the assessment will dictate the course of treatment. This will be discussed with you and your therapist and a plan of care will be implemented.

Please download and bring the following with you to your first appointment.

The plan of care is important to follow in order to maximize your recovery. Subsequent visits are 30 minutes in length and generally most people will need 6-8 visits unless it is a more complex case. We advised our patients to book your visits ahead of time to allow more flexibility in your schedule. If you need to cancel, a 24 hour cancellation policy is in effect due to our waitlist of patients needing to be assessed.

The first visit is approximately one hour and subsequent visits are 30 minutes.

A doctor’s note is not required to see a physiotherapist but your insurance company/extended health benefits through your work may require one. It is important for you to know what your benefits are (how much per visit and maximum per year) and how to submit to your insurance company.

Payment is required at the end of each visit. We provide you with a receipt for you to submit to your insurance company. We strongly recommend that you contact your company and inquire about coverage and amounts.

Yes, we treat men. The pelvic physiotherapist are trained to access the pelvic floor either externally and/or internally.

Yes you can if you are comfortable in doing so. As pelvic physiotherapists, we work with women during their cycle all the time.

Yes, you can bring your baby with you to your visit. Although through our experience if the baby is restless and does not settle it is hard for the mother to be present through out assessment and treatment.

You are welcome to book an appointment for an external assessment and treatment  after childbirth.

We recommend waiting 6 weeks for an internal assessment of the pelvic floor muscles.

Please do not hesitate to make an appointment or contact our office 905-987-4533 if you have questions or concerns.

If you need to cancel, a 24 hour cancellation policy is in effect due to our waitlist of patients needing to be assessed.

Kindly understand you will be charged 50% of your service if you cancel or do not show for your appointment without the minimum notice.

"My goal is to empower people with the tools — knowledge is power." – Ana Whelan

Visit our About page to learn about how Ana and Kate can help you.

Click to download and print the Durham Pelvic Physiotherapy Health Referral Form (for all locations).

Excessive caution destroys the soul and the heart, because living is an act of courage, and an act of courage is always an act of love.”

– Paulo Coelho, Manuscript Found in Accra