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Pelvic Floor Pathway - Resource for Health Providers

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.

About the Pathway

Pelvic Floor Pathway: Information for Providers
(Information sheet for practitioners - PDF)

Continuing Medical Education

Practical Management of Female Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse   Course description of continuing medical education presentation (1-page PDF)
If you are interested in having this CME program delivered in your health region, please contact Lori Latta at the Ministry of Health.

Assessment and Treatment Tools

Medical History Form (3-page PDF)

Bladder Diary (4-page PDF)

Urinary Incontinence Questionnaire (PDF)

Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory (2-page PDF)

Patient Assessment Form (4-page PDF)

Red Flags in Urogynecological Assessment
Background paper (PDF).

Patient Satisfaction Survey (1-page PDF)

One-Year Patient Satisfaction Survey (1-page PDF)

Decision Confidence Questionnaire (1-page PDF)

Anticholinergics for Overactive Bladder - Rx Files
(2-page PDF)

Pessary Insertion
Tips for health providers - Canadian Family Physician

Pelvic Floor Pathway Clinics

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.

Location Contact Information Documents
Regina Pelvic Floor Clinic Surgical Assessment Centre 102- 1621 Albert Street Regina, SK S4P 2S5 Fax: 306-766-7551
Phone: 306-766-0401
Referral Form - Regina (PDF)
Saskatoon Pelvic Floor Clinic Women's Health Centre Saskatoon City Hospital 701 Queen Street Saskatoon, SK S7K 0M7 Fax: 306-655-7918
Phone: 306-655-7901
Referral Form - Saskatoon (PDF)

Other Service Providers

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

Gynecologists/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.

Comments? Suggestions?

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 llatta@health.gov.sk.ca 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.

 

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