Pelvic Floor Pathway - Provider Information
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 offer patient education and improve access to conservative treatment options. There are various therapies, medications and a pessary (a prosthetic device that supports vaginal tissue).
Family physicians and nurse practitioners can offer support in managing your primary care, or may refer you to a pelvic floor clinics.
About the Pathway
Assessment and Treatment Tools
Pessary Insertion - Tips for health providers - Canadian Family Physician
Pelvic Floor Pathway Clinics
There are currently two Pelvic Floor Pathway Clinics in Saskatchewan, located in Regina and Saskatoon.
These 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, who work in consultation with a specialist.
Regina Pelvic Floor Clinic
|Referral Form - Regina (see below)|
|Saskatoon Pelvic Floor Clinic
Women's Health Centre, Saskatoon City Hospital
701 Queen Street
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0M7
|Referral Form - Saskatoon (see below)|
Other Service Providers
Physicians in primary care may wish to navigate patients directly to another service providers.
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.
Contact information for therapies and specialists can be found in the Specialist Directory.
Use the patient information link at the bottom of this page to 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 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.