The treatment will begin with an introductory meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to get a good idea of the complaints. A physical examination is performed. Then a treatment plan is made. The treatment plan is always made in consultation with the patient.
Treatment usually consists of a combination of treatment methods. If the position of the pelvis is different or if there is an abnormal position of the tailbone (coccyx), this will be treated first (see NIMOC).
Furthermore, the function of the pelvic floor is explained and stool advice is given. Often we will teach to tighten as well as relax both the abdomen, buttocks as well as the pelvic floor muscles. We also use trigger point therapy, respiratory therapy, how to use the pelvic floor consciously, coordination training of the pelvic floor, posture correction, stretching and stability training.
The Pelvic Physical therapist can support the treatment internally. This is done to support the examination or treatment, using devices such as myofeedback, electrostimulation or other tools such as balloon training. These methods are used primarily to learn the patient how to learn and feel about muscle groups or functions. We use high demands for hygiene and privacy. This treatment is only performed if there is a clear reason: never unexpectedly and only when directed and authorized by the patient. The internal treatment is carried out through the anus or the vagina.
The treatment appoinments are usually every 2 to 3 weeks. After each treatment you will receive advice and / or excercises to do at home. Sometimes you get questionnaires that can be done at home.
What to do when you come to the first treatment
– You have to show us a valid identitycard or driver’s license
– additional insurance: look at the terms and conditions of your additional insurance with respect to (pelvical)
– take the referral of your doctor or specialist (if you received one) with you
– please bring a large towel
To maintain the high quality of our practice, your data will be used anonimously in quality research. When you do not approve of this, would you be so kind as to let us know? During the first consultation this will be one of our questions to you.
Our practice participates in scientific research. This reasearch is conducted by independant companies. We usually participate in research which is connected to the medical departments of UMCG or UMCU. We do not participate in research which is initiated by farmaceutical (or different) industries.
With each participant we guarantee the privacy of patients, data are exclusively shared anonimously. When you do not approve of this, would you be so kind as to let us know? During the first consultation this will be one of our questions to you.