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Pelvic Health

This treatment approach can help provide relief for people with symptoms of bowel, bladder, or sexual dysfunction as well as chronic pelvic pain conditions. 

Pelvic health physical therapy is a type of physical therapy that focuses on the pelvic floor muscles, a group of muscles that lay like a hammock at the bottom of your pelvis. They play a role in bowel, bladder, and sexual functioning and work as part of your core for pelvic and trunk stability. In many cases, symptoms in the pelvic region are occurring because of a problem with the pelvic floor musculature, often defined as pelvic floor dysfunction.

Common Symptoms of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction:

  • Frequent urination
  • Strong urge to urinate (urgency)
  • Unwanted loss of urine or stool (incontinence)
  • Pain in the pelvis, hip, abdomen, thigh, low back
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Constipation
  • Pregnancy-related pain or incontinence
  • Post-partum-related pain or incontinence

Other Conditions That Can Benefit from Pelvic Health Physical Therapy:

  • Coccydynia
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Hernia
  • Abdominal or Pelvic Surgery
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Prostatitis
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Bladder Pain Syndrome
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Vulvodynia
  • Vaginismus
  • Dyspareunia
  • Endometriosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Post-partum (Vaginal or Cesarean delivery)
  • IBS / Crohn’s / Ulcerative Colitis
  • Pudendal Neuralgia

Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Includes:

  • Internal manual therapy techniques
  • Strengthening and stretching exercises of the trunk, legs, or pelvic muscles
  • Relaxation exercises for tight or tense muscles
  • Breath Training
  • Coordination exercises
  • Education in self-management and prevention
  • Biofeedback for improving pelvic floor muscle awareness

At Excel Physical Therapy, our pelvic health physical therapists have received specialized training in treating the pelvic floor. We pride ourselves in providing highly individualized, dignified, consent-driven and informed care. During your initial evaluation, your PT will educate you on how the pelvic floor works, review the entire examination process, and give you home exercises to begin immediately. Each treatment session will follow your tailored plan of care with the ultimate goal of improving your quality of life and allowing you to return to the activities that are important to you.

You don’t have to suffer. Schedule an appointment with a specialist today.