Evaluations 2017-08-17T07:30:05+00:00

Evaluations

The team members will each take a full history of the patient’s symptoms, quality of life, experiences and expectations.

Medical Evaluations

The gynaecologist will complete a full history and examination to grade the pelvic organ disorder, and appropriate treatment thereof. 

The correct treatment will be decided on and discussed with the patient.

Physiotherapy

During your session, you will be required to:

  • answer related questions to get a complete history;

  • to complete a questionnaire;
  • to participate in internal assessments to determine your muscle power and function of the sphincter and pelvic floor;

  • answer questions regarding hospital procedure and rehabilitation.

Pre admission:

In Hospital:

  • Pain management
  • Respiratory management

  • Mobilisation

  • Information
  • Do’s and Dont’s after discharge
  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Pelvic floor awareness and exercises
  • Abdominal stabilisers

After discharge rehabilitation:

  • Pelvic floor exercises and management

  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Wound care

Dietetic Evaluation

The dietician will help you with modifiable risk factors that will contribute to a more successful outcome with medical and physiotherapy treatment. This will ensure prevention of future pelvic floor disfunction.

  • Evaluate body composition
  • Evaluate bowel function
  • Evaluate nutritional status
  • Weight management
Extra weight in the abdomen can cause extra weight pressure on the pelvic floor. The dietician will carefully go through your diet history and lifestyle choices and construct an individualized meal plan to help you achieve the ideal body weight.

While the surgery will bring relief, it is critical to address any underlying dietary causes such as low fibre intakes, low fluid intakes and general inappropriate eating habits. The dietician can also guide the patient correcting bowel health through carefully selected dietary supplements such as: probiotics, amino acids and fibre supplements where appropriate.