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 incontinence
  • Bowel incontinence
  • Urinary urgency and frequency
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Pain or difficulty with urination
  • Constipation
  • Pregnancy and postpartum symptoms
  • Rectal/genital pain
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Pelvic organ prolapse

WHAT TO EXPECT

During your initial appointment, the physical therapist will assess your posture, lumbar spine, lower extremity alignment and range of motion, and abdominal and pelvic floor musculature strength and tone. The physical therapist can help you better understand your symptoms by incorporating a unique “hands on” approach and design an individualized, tailored home exercise program for your specific needs. Treatment can include the following: manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, patient education, dry needling, taping, and Pilates-based exercises. You can expect a private one-on-one individualized treatment session that is 50-60 minutes long.

WHAT TO WEAR

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