Pelvic floor evaluations are approximately 60 minutes long. In more complicated cases the examination may be over 2 sessions. A thorough musculoskeletal evaluation of all relevant joints will take place in addition to a vaginal and/or rectal exam of the pelvic floor muscles for tenderness/trigger points, strength, flexibility and coordination. Rest assured that we will make this part of the examination as comfortable as possible. In severe cases we may defer a full examination of this area until you are less symptomatic.
We may also perform a biofeedback evaluation (a computerized technique) that gives information about how your pelvic floor muscles are functioning.