What does a consultation involve?
Your initial consultation will involve the physiotherapist asking questions of a personal nature. This is to ensure they have all of the necessary information to make a diagnosis, and formulate an individualised treatment plan. You have the right to decline to answer any questions.
To allow your therapist to make the best diagnosis and treatment plan, you may be asked to consent to a physical examination. This may involve observation and an internal examination or palpation of the perineal region. This is optional and you are able to consent or decline any form of physical assessment, at any time.
Do I have to have an internal examination?
For a number of pelvic floor conditions, this is the best way to assess any damage and function of the area. Our physiotherapists are specially trained, however there is no pressure for you to have an internal examination. You will always be asked for consent prior to any assessment.
Costs and ACC
What does it cost? Private Initial consultation $120; Follow up $70; ACC covered claim $35
Will ACC cover my costs? As of October 1st ACC will be covering a lot more of the common maternal birth injuries. This means many more women will be able to get the help they need to recover after childbirth. For more information click here.