Pelvic Rehabilitation Services
Pelvic rehabilitation is a highly specialized area of physical therapy that addresses many different disorders relating to the pelvis – its joints, muscles and nerves. Our experienced staff, many of whom are board-certified clinical specialists, evaluate problems related to urination, defecation, sexual dysfunction, pelvic pain and prenatal/postpartum issues.
We are devoted to providing exceptional care for our patients, and every patient is considered a partner integral in designing their treatment plan, making decisions based on history, physical assessment and treatment preferences.
You are not alone, and we can help.
Our staff is able to tackle even what may seem the worst of problems. Disorders and diagnoses we treat include:
- Anal/rectal pain
- Coccyx disorders
- Diastasis recti
- Fecal incontinence
- Interstitial cystitis
- Issues specific to the female athlete
- Lower back/pubic/hip pain
- Overactive bladder
- Painful intercourse/ejaculation
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Post-prostatectomy incontinence
- Post-surgical scar issues
- Pudendal neuralgia
- Urinary incontinence
- Urinary retention/frequency
- Vulvodynia/vaginal pain
Your therapist will offer evidence-based treatments, which may include biofeedback assessment and training, electrical stimulation, bladder retraining, manual therapy and specialized exercise programs, behavioral management strategies and training.
We work as a team of providers to give you the best care possible, communicating with your physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner and referring to other experts when necessary.
Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Frequently Asked Questions
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What can I expect upon the first visit of pelvic floor therapy?
A thorough history and physical examination will be conducted on the first day, specifically related to the problem you are coming to physical therapy for. For pelvic floor related conditions (e.g., incontinence, constipation, pelvic pain), it is likely that an external and internal pelvic floor muscle examination will be conducted and a speculum will not be used. Based on the results of the examination, your therapist will devise a specific plan of care with you to treat your condition.
What if I have my period — can I still come to my appointment?
Having your period is not a contraindication to what we do. As long as you are comfortable, it is perfectly fine to attend your appointment during your menstrual cycle.
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