Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a referral from my physician?
No. You can see a physiotherapist without a referral. However, some insurance companies require a physician’s referral for coverage. Check with your insurance company.
Do you direct bill?
Yes, I can direct bill to most insurance companies. Bring your insurance information with you.
Other methods of payment include credit card, debit, and cash.
Is pelvic floor physiotherapy covered by physiotherapy benefits on an insurance plan?
Yes. Pelvic floor physiotherapy is covered by most insurance plans. Check with your insurance company to determine your specific coverage amount.
Do you treat men?
Yes! Everyone has a pelvic floor.
Do you treat general orthopaedic, muscular, post operative or sports injuries?
Yes! I treat people with general aches and pains for all joints of the body as well as individuals that are post operative or post fracture. Unsure if you are a physiotherapy candidate? Send me a message!
Do you perform internal exams?
Yes. I am a registered physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. I am rostered with the college to perform pelvic internal exams (this includes putting an instrument, hand or finger, beyond the labia majora, or beyond the anal verge).
What is an internal pelvic floor exam and do I need one?
An internal exam is an assessment of the pelvic floor muscles. There are many layers to the pelvic floor and one of the layers is quite deep! The only way to access this layer directly is via vaginal or rectal insertion. An internal exam can provide me with a lot of information such as mapping where you are experiencing pain, assessing how well you can relax the muscles, and how well you can contract or engage those muscles.
An internal exam can be quite helpful when designing treatment plans for anyone that is presenting with bladder issues, bowel issues, pelvic floor prolapse, pain with sex, pregnant or post partum, or any other pelvic pain.
An internal exam is NOT mandatory. An internal exam requires informed consent from you. If you are uncomfortable with an internal exam or would like to discuss other options, we can most certainly do that!