Pregnancy and Postpartum Can I see a pelvic floor PT during pregnancy and what can they treat? The answer is yes! We often see women for incontinence management and pain. We also can help with preparation for labor and delivery and...
Put simply, it is the descent of any pelvic floor organ through the vaginal canal or anus. These organs include the rectum, small bowel, bladder, uterus, and vagina.
What pelvic pain conditions do we treat and how do we treat pelvic pain? Conditions: chronic pelvic pain rectal pain dyspareunia (painful sex) pain related to endometriosis interstitial cystitis pain related to IBS vaginismus (involuntary...
Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements resulting in feces leaking from the rectum. This includes seepage.
Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control. This ranges from occasional leakage to complete loss of bladder control.
We treat what we find! We work on the same things other physical therapists do but with a focus on the pelvis and surrounding areas.
The pelvic floor is a group of three layers of muscles located within the base of your pelvis. They form a hammock that plays a role in supporting the pelvic organs, maintaining continence, core stability, and sexual function. Interestingly, they also play a role as a “sump-pump” for blood and lymph which helps manage pelvic swelling and congestion.
What conditions does a pelvic health physical therapist treat? increased urinary frequency urinary urgency urinary incontinence (stress, urgency, functional, or mixed) fecal incontinence constipation pelvic pain rectal pain pelvic, back, hip pain...
The evaluation involves a thorough interview to gather information on what challenges you face. We ask questions about bladder, bowel, and sexual health while also gathering information typically asked in a PT evaluation.