Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Pelvic Floor Therapy helps strengthen the pelvic floor muscles to reduce pelvic pain, improve bladder control, bowel control, and sexual function. Building strength takes time, but committing to a physical therapy plan can greatly improve your quality of life. Often, providers will work with female patients before and after pregnancy and after urogynecological surgeries such
as a hysterectomy.

Most people associate physical therapy with helping patients recover from injuries, but it can also be a solution for bladder control and pelvic floor problems. Just as physical therapy can help an accident victim regain the use of muscles in an arm, these therapies can also help a patient exercise pelvic floor muscles and eliminate incontinence. Pelvic Floor Therapy can help you overcome incontinence and other pelvic floor dysfunction problems without surgery. In addition, there are different types of pelvic floor dysfunctions and causes for incontinence, each one presenting its own set of challenges when it comes to treatment. All Women Urology offer a variety of alternative treatment options that we tailor to fit the specific need of each patient.

Symptoms associated with weak pelvic floor muscles:

  • Urinary and/or fecal leakage
  • Difficulty with urination or bowel movements
  • Sudden and strong urge to urinate
  • Frequent urinary tract infections
  • Feeling of “falling out” when standing
  • Painful intercourse or inability to tolerate penetration
  • Low back, buttock, pubic/groin or tailbone pain
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Problems with pinched nerves affecting pelvic region
  • Pre and post-surgery pain or urinary/fecal incontinence
  • Prenatal and postpartum muscle dysfunction.

Conditions We Treat:

  • Dysfunctional Voiding
  • Pelvic floor pain/dysfunction
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Urge and Stress Incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Urgency and Frequency
  • Nocturia

Physical Therapy Treatment Options:

  • Exercise (strength, relaxation, coordination)
  • Biofeedback
  • Behavior Modification
  • Behavior Techniques
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Ultrasound
  • Manual Therapy

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