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Pelvic Floor Therapy

Pelvic Floor Therapy

WHAT IS PELVIC FLOOR REHAB? 

PELVIC FLOOR PHYSICAL THERAPISTS are doctors specially trained to rehabilitate the pelvic floor muscles and address unique pathologies and dysfunctions.

The pelvic floor muscles may become weak, tight or spastic due to disuse, surgery or trauma.

PELVIC FLOOR REHABILITATION includes treatment for both men and women with:

•Urinary or fecal incontinence
•Urgency/frequency of urination
•Pain in the pelvic region
•Abdominals
•Buttocks
•Pelvic floor
•Tailbone
•Vagina
•Rectum
•Penis & Testicles

Your therapist will assess your body as a whole and treat the source of the problem rather than just the symptoms.

Conditions We Treat 

As part of a medical team, your physical therapist specialized in pelvic health will use evidence based evaluation and treatment techniques designed to assist and improve the following conditions:

MEN’S HEALTH

•Prostatitis
•Erectile Dysfunction
•Urinary Incontinence
•Nocturia
•Urinary Urgency and Frequency
•Pelvic Pain
•Post Radical Prostatectomy
•Pudendal Neuralgia

COLORECTAL

•Fecal Incontinence
•Coccyx Pain
•Chronic Constipation
•Fecal Urgency
•Rehab Post Bowel Resection
•Rehab Post Rectocele Repair
•Rehab Post Hemorrhoidectomy

 

WOMEN’S HEALTH

•Pelvic Organ Prolapse
•Pregnancy and Postpartum
•Urinary Incontinence
•Painful Intercourse
•Pelvic Pain
•Endometriosis
•Rehab Post Hysterectomy
•Rehab Post C Section
•Pudendal Neuralgia
• Rehab Post Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repairs

(i.e. TVT/TOT)

 

WHAT TO EXPECT 

•Review of your medical history and symptoms.
•Thorough external examination assessing both the pelvic floor muscles and associated areas in a private treatment room.
•If indicated based on the results of the evaluation, your doctor may then conduct an internal pelvic floor evaluation.
•Finally a detailed explanation of your diagnosis and the upcoming plan of care.

 

TECHNIQUES/ INTERVENTIONS:

•Internal or External Biofeedback
•Internal Muscle stimulation or relaxation
•Visceral Manipulation
•Myofascial Release
•Trigger Point Release
•Bladder/Bowel Training
•Both Internal and External Soft Tissue Manipulation
•Breathing and Relaxation Techniques
•Strengthening Exercises
•Pelvic Floor and Core Muscle Exercises
•Sport Specific Exercise
•Education on Diet, Activity Modification, Posture and Behavioral Techniques
•Progressive return to Athletic movements and performance

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