Do I need a Doctor’s referral?
No, you can access pelvic physiotherapy without a Doctor’s referral. Please check with your insurance company to see it they require a referral in order for you to get reimbursed.
Where are you located?
Bounce Back Physiotherapy is conveniently located within South Edmonton Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab at 3010-106 st. There is ample free parking in the parking lot.
Won’t my symptoms improve if I just keep doing Kegels and ab exercises?
Unfortunately, there’s a chance that doing Kegels and traditional ab exercises are making your symptoms worse. It’s no wonder that women are confused about how to rehabilitate after childbirth. The messaging is so confusing. Such as:
“Do 100 Kegels a day”
Research has shown that up to 60% of women with pelvic dysfunction are not doing a pelvic floor muscle contraction properly. Doing 100 incorrect exercises everyday is certainly not going to fix the problem.
“Do planks and sit ups everyday”
If you have a diastasis recti, incontinence, or prolapse, doing these types of exercises may be putting too much pressure on your weak tissues - exacerbating your symptoms.
“Once you've had a baby, you’re ok to start running again after 6 weeks”
The vast majority of women are not ready this early after delivery. Healing takes time.
Retraining the core is so much more than doing Kegels and traditional abdominal exercises. The whole-body assessment will establish why you’re experiencing symptoms. That’s why a comprehensive assessment is so important. It will determine the proper course of treatment for your unique situation.
I’m no longer postpartum. My kids are older now. Is it too late?
No. Firstly, once postpartum, always postpartum.
Secondly, it’s never too late to improve the function of your pelvic floor. Even if your symptoms are quite severe, and you’re in a stage of life where your tissues are not as adaptable as they once were, you can always make a change in the right direction. And even small changes can have a huge impact on your quality of life.
Can I still come if I’m menstruating?
Yes. There is no reason why any of the internal and/or external work can’t still be done with a woman on her period. As long as you are comfortable, it makes no difference to the gloved therapist.
Can I bring my kids?
Your children are welcome and we’re breastfeeding friendly. If you’re able to arrange childcare, you may get more out of your treatment without your attention being pulled away by your little one(s). Or ask about our in-home consultation service.
Your appointment time has a scheduled start and end time. If you need to spend time tending to your children during your appointment, we cannot extend the end time - out of consideration for the next patient.
How much does it cost?
As of May 1, 2019:
A 60 minute private assessment is $180
A 30 minute private treatment is $98