Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

What is pelvic floor physical therapy and why is it important?

Pelvic floor physical therapists have advanced training and focus on restoring function by improving muscular support around the pelvis, normalizing muscle tone, improving behavioral/dietary habits, and re-training body movements to allow for optimal function. Please know pelvic floor issues are common and help is available. 

 

What patients are served by the pelvic floor physical therapy program?

Our team treats all people who are at least 18 years old.

 

Which conditions are treated?

 

  • Prenatal and postpartum
    • Diastasis recti
    • Sacroiliac joint dysfunctions
    • Post-caesarean pain
    • Post-episiotomy pain
    • Pubic symphysis diastasis
     
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
    • Constipation
    • Coccyx dysfunction
    • Interstitial cystitis
    • Pelvic organ prolapse
    • Overactive bladder 
    • Post-surgical
    • Incontinence
      • Stress incontinence
      • Urge incontinence
      • Mixed incontinence
      • Fecal incontinence
      • Post-prostatectomy incontinence 
       
    • Pelvic pain and pain with intercourse  
      • Vulvodynia
      • Vaginismus
      • Vulvar vestibulitis
      • Pudendal neuralgia
      • Male chronic pelvic pain or prostatitis 
      • Pelvic pain after cancer treatment 
       
    • Other
      • Abdominal, hip and low back pain that is not improving with traditional physical therapy 
       
     

 

What does treatment include?

Rehabilitation for the pelvic floor is more than just strengthening the pelvic muscles. Physical therapists utilize manual therapy - including intravaginal and intrarectal muscle assessment and treatment, biofeedback, behavioral modification, and therapeutic exercise to improve patient function and quality of life. 

 

To make an appointment:

A referral from your healthcare provider is needed for treatment and payment by your insurance. Talk about your concerns with your provider and ask for a therapy referral. The Rehabilitation Department is located in the Northwest Pavilion of the hospital.  To schedule an appointment, contact us today.