Specially trained pelvic floor therapists will evaluate and treat:
Improper alignment or impaired mobility of the pelvic bones and joints
Overactive pelvic muscles (muscle spasms)
Underactive pelvic muscles (muscle weakness)
Restrictions or limited mobility of pelvic floor muscles, ligaments, tendons and connective tissue.
What should I expect during my first visit?
Review your medical history
Screen for other musculoskeletal issues
Internal pelvic floor muscle exam to assess strength, motor control, and the endurance of your pelvic floor muscles as well as their ability to relax. Most accessible if done through the vagina or rectum
Develop an individualized exercise treatment program
Education on your role in the treatment
Physical therapy treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction may include:
Behavior and activity modifications
Exercises to strengthen and relax the pelvic floor and other supporting muscle systems
Biofeedback (an instrument that gives you visible feedback to help you understand how well your muscles are working)
Manual therapy (joint mobilization and massage)
Therapeutic modalities (TENS unit, ultrasound, interferential current)
Pelvic floor conditions are often private in nature and usually not discussed openly. Those suffering are often not aware there is treatment available for their condition. Our pelvic floor specialists are uniquely skilled, trained, and certified to address these conditions with sensitivity and expertise.