Men & Women's Health
Women's health/ Pelvic floor rehabilitation:
If you, a loved one, friend, neighbor, etc. has been experiencing any women's health issues such as incontinence, pelvic pain, postpartum pain, low back pain, pain with intercourse, and/or prolapse, please do not hesitate to reach out for a pelvic health physical therapy evaluation.
Incontinence involves lack of voluntary control over urination or defecation. This could be as minor as "leaking urine" while sneezing or performing a sporting activity such as running, jumping, or lifting weights. These problems can be EASILY fixed! Our pelvic floor physical therapists use joint mobilizations, soft-tissue work, biofeedback, muscle re-education, dry needling, and home programs for quicker return of normal function.
Our Pelvic Health Physical Therapist are trained in treating all of the following:
- Stress/urge leakage (incontinence), urgency, and overactive bladder
- Constipation and urine retention related to pelvic floor muscle over-activity
- Irritable bowel
- Painful bladder syndrome and Interstitial Cystitis
- Pelvic organ prolapse, post hysterectomy rehabilitation, and mesh/sling procedure recovery
- Any pelvic or low back associated pain including tailbone pain, pain with intercourse, and abdominal pain
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease and Endometriosis associated pain
- Abdominal pain associate from surgery, scarring, or unknown reasons
- Prenatal and Postpartum discomfort and education including birth preparation and C-section recovery
- Weak abdominal muscles or muscle separation (diastasis recti)
- Hernia and hernia repair
Physical Therapy can also be utilized to address men's pelvic floor health. A specialized physical therapist may undergo training to evaluate and treat men for a wide range of pelvic floor dysfunctions.
Some conditions treated by physical therapy are bladder and bowel dysfunction including urinary/bowel incontinence, constipation, aroxysmal puborectalis, IBS, and urinary/fecal urgency along with pelvic floor pain conditions such as coccyx pain, pudendal neuralgia, and chronic pelvic pain. Treatment for these conditions may include internal/external muscular release to pelvic floor/hip/low back region,pelvic floor strengthening, core stabilization, and neural release.