Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Conditions we treat:

  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Frequency/Urgency
  • Pregnancy-related pain
  • Postpartum recovery
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Pelvic Pain such as: Vulvodynia, Dyspareunia (pain with intercourse), Post-Surgical Pain, Pudendal Nerve Entrapment.
  • Diastasis Rectus Abdominus (DRA)
  • Coccydynia (tailbone pain)
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Constipation

Benefits to Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

“Each year, pelvic floor dysfunction affects 300,000 to 400,000 American women so severely that they require surgery. Approximately 30% of the operations performed are re-operations. The high prevalence of this problem indicates the need for preventive strategies…” -Delancy 2005

What to Expect?

  • Your therapist will perform a thorough evaluation that includes a medical history review, biomechanical function screen, and pelvic floor muscle exam
  • An individualized plan of care will be created using evidence based interventions
  • Patient education to help you understand your body and contributing impairments
  • A personalized home exercise program with digital access

Treatments may include:

  • Pelvic floor muscle strengthening
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Bladder retraining
  • Core strengthening
  • Mobility exercises
  • Training of body mechanics and pressure control
  • Manual therapy
  • Scar mobilization
  • Taping

Does it work?

YES! Research shows pelvic floor rehab is very effective in treating the conditions listed above. Let us help you reach your goals!

  • A Cochrane Review including 14 studies, and 836 women finds high-level evidence in support of using supervised pelvic floor muscle strengthening programs for the treatment of urinary incontinence (Dumoulin et al, 2010).
  • A study of the “bladder training” behavioral approach to treat urge incontinence in women over 55 finds a 50% reduction in incontinence episodes after six weeks. A 75-100% reduction was found in most participants after six months of treatment (Subak, 2002)