What to expect from a Pelvic Health Physiotherapy appointment

Your Pelvic Health Physiotherapy appointment will usually take place in a private treatment room with the door closed. You will be asked questions to find out about your problems in more detail. This will include questions about your medical history and day-to-day life.

You don’t need to wear any special clothing to your appointments, but you may be asked to undress the body area relating to your problem so an appropriate assessment can be carried out.

If your problems are related to your pelvic floor, an internal examination (vaginal examination or anorectal examination) is often advised to assess your pelvic floor function. This can be completed at the first appointment or a subsequent appointment.  We will discuss what it involves and why it is advisable.  You do not have to have this examination, and you have the right to say no or change your mind at any point.

After a full assessment, we will discuss the findings and a treatment plan. You will have the opportunity during your appointments to ask any questions you may have.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

It may be helpful to bring a list of current medications that you are taking.

If you are attending for symptoms relating to your bladder, it can be useful to fill in a bladder diary ahead of your appointment (PDF). You can download the form to print, fill in and bring with you.


A chaperone is a person who joins you at an appointment or clinical examination. They aim to provide support and reassurance, witness the continuing consent to a procedure, and occasionally offer practical help to the physiotherapist.

All patients are entitled to a chaperone before any physical examinations.  Please inform us before your appointment if you would like a formal chaperone present. You may ask for a chaperone at any time and you have the right to decline treatment until one is provided. You are welcome to bring someone, such as an adult family member or friend, to your appointments.