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Pelvic health appointments

Pelvic health appointment information


What to expect from a pelvic health appointment with Osteopath Jayde Hyett?


Your first appointment will begin with a series of questions about why you have come to see me. These questions may include but are not limited to, your medical history, symptoms, toileting habits, sexual intimacy and your diet/ exercise routines. 


Following these questions, we will do a whole-body musculoskeletal assessment, which is likely to involve postural and functional movement screening, along with external musculoskeletal and breathing examination. Depending on your signs and symptoms, we may discuss completing a bladder diary and how to do this in a thorough manner.


We will also discuss if an internal assessment of your pelvic floor would be of benefit. If an internal assessment of your pelvic floor is recommended, I will thoroughly explain what to expect. If you choose to participate, you will be required to sign a consent form. Please know, that you can change your mind at any time. I welcome any questions throughout your consultation.  


An assessment provides me with essential information regarding your pelvic floor health, including; its tone, strength, endurance and coordination. This information helps to build a picture of your pelvic floor and whether it is weak, tight and/or functioning appropriately. During the assessment of your pelvic floor, if a muscle or fascia is found to be tight or dysfunctional, gentle techniques may be used to help restore normal function.



Treatment doesn’t just involve the pelvic floor muscles. We will also assess the entire body, to see if there are any other areas which may be impacting the function of your pelvic floor and deep core. External factors such as stress, trauma, alignment, nutrition, breath and movement can also impact the function of the pelvic floor, so all of these factors will be taken into consideration.


Together we will create a personalised treatment plan, where any identified restrictions will be treated using a variety of different techniques.


You may also be prescribed a pelvic floor rehabilitation program. Contrary to popular belief, the pelvic floor doesn’t always need strengthening. For some, this may involve a strengthening program, while for others it may be more important to learn how to relax the pelvic floor. Additional exercises, breath work and lifestyle changes may be suggested to help achieve your goals.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Pelvic Health Appointments 



Who would benefit from a pelvic health consultation?

There is a wide range of people who could benefit from a pelvic health consult. Below is a list of common conditions, signs and symptoms that may justify a pelvic health consultation;


Bladder issues

  • Incontinence 

  • Accidental leakage 

  • Rushing to go to the toilet 

  • Leaking when coughing, sneezing, laughing, exercising or rushing to the toilet 

  • Issues with the urinary flow (stop/start, need to bear down, hesitancy, post-void dribble, pain/pressure with voiding)

  • Feeling like you're unable to empty your bladder completely 


Bowel issues

  • Constipation 

  • Straining to empty bowels

  • Inability to control wind, an urgency to empty bowels 

  • Soiling pants 

  • Rushing to go to the toilet 


Pelvic pain

  • Painful intercourse

  • Pain with or inability to use a tampon 

  • Bladder pain syndrome/ interstitial cystitis 

  • Tailbone pain 

  • Pelvic girdle pain 


Postpartum assessment

  • Pelvic floor muscle advice and training 

  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse/ assessment 

  • History of perineal tears/ episiotomies 


Is an internal examination always required?

No, although an internal examination is the most efficient way to assess your pelvic floor.It is totally up to you whether or not you are comfortable with this type of assessment and treatment. It is important to know that we can still make changes without doing an internal assessment. 


What should I wear/bring with me?

You should wear comfortable clothes. 

Bring along a list of any questions or concerns you may have about your pelvic floor, pelvic pain or activities you are experiencing difficulty doing. 

If you have completed a bladder/bowel diary, have x-rays, blood tests or any other relevant information please bring these along with you as well. 

Any further questions please phone the clinic and the admin team will help direct your enquiry.


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