PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR PELVIC HEALTH

Pelvic floor physical therapy addresses pelvic floor musculature that plays an important role in bowel, bladder and sexual function. Physical therapy for pelvic floor dysfunction can help address many issues serving both men and women including the following:

  • Urinary (bladder) incontinence
  • Bowel (fecal) incontinence
  • Urinary urgency and frequency
  • Pain (pelvic, lower back, hip, groin, tailbone, rectal, genital)
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Pain or difficulty with urination
  • Rectal pain / spasms
  • Penile pain
  • Prostatitis
  • Constipation
  • Pregnancy and postpartum symptoms
  • Diastasis recti (abdominal wall separation)
  • Endometriosis
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Pelvic organ prolapse

WHAT TO EXPECT

During your initial appointment, the physical therapist will assess your walking/functional movements, posture, lumbar spine, lower extremity alignment and range of motion, and abdominal and pelvic floor musculature strength and tone.  Each session is individualized and private for 50-55 minutes and in most cases, you will be with the same physical therapist throughout your course of treatment.  We do not use any assistants nor aides at P3.  You will be educated about your condition and how you can help to improve your symptoms.
**Please note, an internal exam may be warranted**

TREATMENT CAN INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Manual “hands-on” therapy (joint mobilizations, soft tissue release – including internal and external muscles)
  • Therapeutic exercises, including Pilates-based movements that are tailored specifically for your individual needs and will help you maintain the progress you make
  • Dry needling to treat myofascial trigger points
  • Taping techniques to help augment treatment

WHAT TO WEAR

Please wear comfortable clothing or exercise attire that you can easily move around in.