The initial evaluation is very important and so I prefer that we don’t rush it. This appointment will be between 1 to 1.5 hours long.
During this session, it is important that I understand the history and nature of your problem as well educate you on pelvic floor function.
The questions that I ask are of a sensitive nature with regard to bladder, bowel and sexual function. If this may make you uncomfortable, please refer to The Australian Pelvic Floor Questionnaire to familiarise yourself with the questions.
It is also important for me to understand your bladder and bowel habits and so I may ask you to complete a bladder or bowel diary.
My aim is to make you feel at ease so that we can tackle the problem together.