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What is Pelvic Physical Therapy?

Pelvic floor physical therapy includes the evaluation and treatment of individuals targeting dysfunction of the pelvic floor muscles. Due to the high prevalence of conditions directly related to the female anatomy and childbirth, pelvic physical therapy may also be referred to as Women’s Health Physical Therapy, however is not limited to the postpartum population.

Not unlike other muscle groups in the body, the pelvic floor plays a prominent role in daily activities, and should be treated likewise. The goal of pelvic floor PT is to improve the coordination, strength, and effectiveness of the pelvic floor muscles to help alleviate pain and dysfunction.

Having Pelvic Pain? We Can Help!

Pelvic Physical Therapy is recommended as a first line remedy for many disorders of the pelvic region.

Our Pelvic Physical Therapy Services

  • Bladder urinary incontinence
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pre and postnatal dysfunction
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Endometriosis
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Dyspareunia (pain with intercourse)
  • Pre and post-surgical abdominal care and more.

Your first visit....

A pelvic examination and evaluation is not unlike any other orthopedic physical therapy evaluation. It will include a detailed discussion of your symptoms, followed by an examination to assess posture, range of motion, strength, and movement. The difference between a typical orthopedic examination and a pelvic examination is the potential addition of an internal muscle and soft tissue assessment. Assessment and treatment often includes both external and internal techniques, however is always catered to the needs and comfort level of the patient.

The patient and therapist will work together to construct a plan that best meets their needs and comfort level, and will address both the physical and emotional components of pelvic dysfunction.

Treatment Strategies.

  • Manual Therapy- Hands on massage and trigger point release either internally or externally to the pelvic floor muscles and surrounding musculature.
  • Pelvic Floor Exercise- Pelvic floor therapy is more than a “Kegel” exercise. Exercise prescription often begins with the relaxation of an overactive pelvic floor prior to a strengthening program. The goal of these exercises is to restore the strength and function of these muscles to allow the patient to improve daily activities.
  • Biofeedback- With the use of an internal or external device patients can use biofeedback to assist in the retraining of the pelvic floor muscles.
  • Self-Care and Symptom Management Strategies- treatment is always catered to the comfort of each patient. Many strategies can be performed at home or in a safe and comfortable environment.
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What is the goal of pelvic physical therapy?

The goal of pelvic floor PT is to improve the coordination, strength, and effectiveness of the pelvic floor muscles to help alleviate pain and dysfunction.

Why choose us?

We believe that our one to one personalized care that we provide each patient allows us to design a unique physical therapy plan specific to our patients needs. Our pelvic physical therapists have over 27 years combined experience in physical therapy. They have personally benefited from physical therapy and have been closely connected to friends, sisters, mothers, or partners who have used physical therapy to improve their quality of life.

Our therapists understand how to assess and address certain pelvic dysfunctions that might make a patient feel embarrassed or vulnerable. They approach each patient with knowledge and compassion to help everyone feel calm and comfortable.