Pelvic Floor Therapy
Pelvic floor therapy is treatment of both men and women with a wide range of conditions of the pelvic floor. This unique specialty is imperative to assist many people to return to the activities they love.
Pelvic Floor Therapy can help many different conditions, including but not limited to:
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.
Peri/Post Partum Weakness
Peri/ Post partum 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.