Find relief with pelvic floor therapy.

This specialized therapy focuses on improving the symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction and allowing you to get back to normal daily activities and routines.

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles found in the base of your pelvis that are responsible for bowel and bladder control, sexual function and pelvic organ support.

Is pelvic floor therapy for me?

Research suggests 1 in 3 women will experience a pelvic floor disorder in her lifetime.

If you experience any of the following then you may be a candidate for pelvic floor therapy and should discuss this with your provider:

  1. Bladder issues including urinary incontinence, urinary frequency, incomplete bladder emptying, painful urination
  2. Bowel issues including constipation and/or fecal incontinence
  3. Pain and dysfunction related to pregnancy and childbirth
  4. Sexual dysfunction
  5. Pelvic organ prolapse
  6. Pelvic pain including genitals, lower abdomen and sacroiliac joint dysfunction (SIJ) 

Treatment Options

Your first visit will include a thorough history dialogue to help better understand each individual and address their concerns. A physical assessment will be completed in a private comfortable setting and may include posture, joint mobility and strength. 

The pelvic floor will be assessed for weakness, tender points/spasms, incoordination of muscles and pelvic organ prolapse.            

You may bring a chaperone or one can be provided if so desired. Once the examination is complete, a treatment plan will be developed according to each patients desired goals. 

Treatment techniques may include:

  • Patient education
  • Manual therapy (external/internal) - this is to help stabilize the pelvis and increase the mobility of skin, muscles and fascia.
  • Exercises
  • Biofeedback
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Individualized home program

Tevin Gillette, OT

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