What is Pelvic Health Physical Therapy?

Pelvic health physical therapy is treatment of different diagnoses related to the pelvis and surrounding structures.  Our physical therapist will start with a thorough evaluation including talking through current concerns, daily routine, nutrition, assessment of strength and alignment.  Once the initial evaluation is complete, the therapist will design a customized home exercise program and set up a follow up appointment to begin your therapy sessions.

What do Pelvic Floor Therapists Treat?

  • Urinary or fecal incontinence 
  • SI joint dysfunction
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Constipation/Outlet Obstruction
  • Pre/postnatal care –Diastasis Recti
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Bladder and/or rectal Prolapse
  • Abdominal pain/post-surgery adhesions
  • Coccydynia/Tailbone pain
  • Pelvic and/or rectal pain
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Male pelvic pain

When should I go to Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?

What should I expect at my first Pelvic Health Therapy Visit?

pelvicYou will meet with a licensed physical therapist in a private treatment room so you can speak freely about your history. Your therapist will get to know you and ask you questions regarding the nature of your current condition, how long you’ve been experiencing your symptoms, what types of treatment you’ve undergone and gather your medical history.

 

Depending on your diagnosis, an assessment might include an orthopedic evaluation, an external and/or internal examination of your pelvic muscles, and/or the use of surface EMG to evaluate pelvic muscle function.

 

Throughout your evaluation, the therapist will provide you with education regarding the anatomy of your pelvic floor and answer any questions or concerns you have regarding your condition.

 

The Healthlink Approach

Healthlink has a variety of services that can help you overcome your pain, weakness, and difficulties with certain activities. Our pelvic health therapists will listen to your concerns, perform a thorough examination, and build a treatment plan that works for your individual needs.

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