Pelvic Floor Therapy
Our pelvic floor specialists work with women and men of all ages to address pain, weakness and dysfunction in the pelvic floor muscles. Areas of pelvic floor dysfunction include bladder and bowel control, pelvic organ prolapse, and pelvic pain.
Pelvic floor therapy is an excellent treatment option for several disorders relating to the pelvic floor muscles, including:
Urinary and Bowel Incontinence
Urinary and Bowel Incontinence is the involuntary loss or urine or fecal matter. The presence of incontinence can have a profound influence on a person’s daily activities and limit their confidence in performing daily and social activities. Physical therapy can improve continence through exercise to the pelvic floor and core stabilizing muscles. Education is also provided on negative influences on the bladder and the body.
Pelvic pain can influence anyone at any age. Pain can be isolated to a specific activity or with all activities in someone’s life. Physical therapy will evaluate the muscles of the pelvic floor and pelvic accessory muscles to determine muscles influence on pain.
Peripartum and Postpartum Weakness
Peripartum and postpartum weakness can be present with pregnancy. Weakness in the abdominal and pelvic floor muscles can contribute to incontinence, lumbar spine pain, and pelvic organ prolapse. Addressing weakness during and after pregnancy can improve quality of life.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when one or more organs descend down into and/or out of the vagina. The presence of a pelvic organ prolapse can cause discomfort with daily activities and a negative influence on the bladder. With the performance of pelvic floor exercises and core stabilizing exercises the discomfort with daily activities can be reduced and even eliminated.
Pelvic floor therapy is treatment to address pain, weakness and dysfunction in the pelvic floor muscles. Our pelvic floor specialists use an effective and safe rehabilitation to improve the strength and function of the pelvic floor muscles.
Our pelvic floor specialists work to improve strength and function and reduce pain of the pelvic floor muscles. After an initial evaluation, your physical therapist will put together a treatment plan that may include:
- Strengthening exercises
- Relaxation techniques
- Manual therapy
Common symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction include:
- Pain in the pelvic region, groin, abdomen and back
- Painful sexual intercourse
- Frequency and urgency to urinate
- Urinary and fecal incontinence
- Painful menstrual periods
- Difficulty with defecation and/or constipation
Pelvic floor therapy is for women and men of all ages who are experiencing pain, weakness or dysfunction, including:
- Bladder and bowel control
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Pelvic pain
- Peripartum or postpartum weakness of the abdominal or pelvic floor muscles