Discover Pelvic Health with Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
We understand that pelvic floor issues can greatly affect quality of life. Weak or damaged pelvic floor muscles often contribute to incontinence or pelvic pain due to childbirth, illness, aging or surgery. Pelvic pain as well as bladder or bowel control problems may improve with physical therapy as we help you to strengthen and retrain the pelvic floor muscles to improve pelvic floor dysfunction and pelvic pain syndromes before and after surgery.
We Encourage You to Talk with Your Doctor
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Urinary leakage, urgency, frequency or incontinence.
- Inability to completely empty bladder.
- Chronic pelvic pain or pelvic floor burning and irritation.
- Frequent urinary tract infections.
- Pelvic pressure or "heaviness."
- Constipation or hemorrhoids.
- Erectile dysfunction.
- Painful intercourse.
- Pain with using feminine hygiene products or during gynecological exams.
- Hernias or separation of the abdominal muscles.
- Pre and post-partum related issues.
- Coccyx pain or disorders.
- Difficulties pre and post-partum.
Pelvic floor physical therapy treatment and diagnostic procedures may include:
- Manual therapy for bone alignment and soft tissue dysfunction (this can include an internal exam).
- Pelvic floor and core muscle strengthening exercises.
- Relaxation and stress reduction techniques that can include biofeedback.
- Postural correction and education with functional training.
- Electrical stimulation.
- Bladder diary with dietary suggestions specific for pelvic floor health.
- Education on your symptoms with effective treatment techniques to implement on your own.
What to Expect at Your First Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Visit
Your therapist will spend a length of time getting a history of your specific symptoms that you are experiencing to help better understand the nature of any pelvic floor dysfunction you may have. Please wear comfortable clothes that you can move in, as we will assess range of motion, strength and perform a postural assessment especially of your hip, sacrum and legs. An internal exam will be incorporated into assessing your pelvic floor musculature.