The Pelvic Floor Pathway is for women coping with urinary incontinence and vaginal prolapse. Pelvic floor conditions are not life-threatening, but can impact quality of life. Affected women have options for treatment.
The pathway is intended to increase patient education and awareness and improve access to conservative treatment options such as self care, therapies, medication and a pessary. Family physicians and nurse practitioners have support in offering conservative management in primary care, or they may refer patients to pelvic floor clinics for assessment and treatment.
If you are interested in a refresher on effective practical management of these conditions, provide your contact information here. Medical leaders of the Pelvic Floor Pathway will assess demand and offer an accredited CME update in person or by video conference early in the new year.
Content of the course will include:
Primary care providers can access patient education hand-outs here, as well as a number of provider resources such as:
Pelvic Floor Pathway: Information for Providers
Medical History Form Bladder Diary Urinary Incontinence Questionnaire Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory Patient Assessment Form Red Flags in Urogynecological Assessment - Background paper Patient Satisfaction Survey One-Year Patient Satisfaction Survey Decision Confidence Questionnaire Anticholinergics for Overactive Bladder - Rx Files Pessary Insertion - Tips for health providers - Canadian Family Physician
There are currently two Pelvic Floor Pathway Clinics, located in Regina and Saskatoon. Clinics or clinic services may be available in other regions soon.
Multi-disciplinary Pelvic Floor Pathway clinics are intended to provide specialized assessment and follow up to patients with persistent conditions. The clinics are staffed by women's health nurse practitioners and/or pelvic floor physical therapists, working in consultation with a specialist. Clinics operate as a multidisciplinary working group.
Phone: 306-655-7901 Fax: 306-655-7918
Physicians who assess and treat their patients in primary care may wish to navigate them directly to other service providers. Contact information for therapies and specialists are provided here. Patients who are assessed by the Pelvic Floor Pathway Clinics may also be navigated to service providers closer to home for treatment, but they will continue to be followed up by the Pathway at one year post treatment, for evaluation of treatment efficacy and patient satisfaction.
Physical Therapists offering Pelvic Floor Therapy
Nurse Practitioners trained in Pessary CareGynecologists/Urologists
Pelvic Floor Resources for Patients - Find printable hand-outs as well as extensive on-line multimedia resources to help your patients understand incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, and available treatments.
We want your feedback! We welcome your feedback on the Pelvic Floor Pathway and the resources provided for health providers and patients.
Use the Feedback link at the bottom of any page, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org using "Pelvic Floor" in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you about ways we can improve outcomes for patients and enable health providers to provide the best possible health advice.