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What to expect

Thank you for choosing Athena Pelvic Therapy where we are dedicated to providing an empowering and healing experience. It
is normal to be a little nervous before your first appointment as you aren't sure what will happen. Here is what you can expect.

4 Part Exam

 1. Getting to know you.


The most important part of the exam is for the therapist to understand your health history, the issues you are currently experiencing and what your goals are.

 

This is also a time where you can get to know your therapist better. The relationship between a therapist and patient can make a big difference in the quality of your care. Spending this time building that relationship and learning about your own expectations for care sets the stage for a great experience.


2. Physical examination.
 

After getting all of the necessary information, we will begin the physical examination.  This usually starts by examining your hips, back, posture, and other areas that may be contributing to your pelvic issues.

If there is a need for an internal examination, the therapist will make sure that you are comfortable and provide consent for her to assess your pelvic floor tissues.  

You are 100% in control of the examination.  At any time you can ask for the examination to be concluded.

The therapist will instruct you on how to prepare for the exam and will leave the room for privacy.  You will be provided with a call button to push when you are ready for her to return.

Once back in the room, the therapist will always tell you exactly where and how she will conduct the examination.  Communication is key.  Your examination is to provide you and the therapist with information about your body so you can form a treatment plan together.

The therapist will assess and possibly treat problematic areas as they are discovered and time allows.

Afterwards, the therapist will provide wipes for you to clean up if you wish and step out of the room for you to dress.  She will further instruct you.


3. Education/ Recommendation


Once the examination and treatment are complete, the therapist will discuss the findings and what they mean for your progress. towards your goals.  She will work with you to create the best plan of care.
 

That will conclude the examination appointment.


4. Unanswered Questions.


Sometimes it is hard to remember all of the questions you wanted to ask during the appointment. You can always call, text, or email any ask any questions afterwards, 

You will also have access to an app that you can download that will provide you with your exercises.  You will receive those instructions as soon as your therapist assigns you your first home program.  You may also communicate directly with your therapist via this app.

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