Physical Therapy

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Smiling woman squatting with hand weights.

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles found at the base of the pelvis that provide support for organs such as the bladder, uterus/prostate, and rectum. Weakness, tension or scar tissue in these muscles can cause pain, incontinence (urinary and/or fecal), difficulty emptying the bladder or bowels, as well as sexual dysfunction.

Sometimes these symptoms arise over time with no known cause, but often they are associated with a known event such as pregnancy/birth, surgery, catheterization, trauma/injury, etc. 

Symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction can be difficult to talk about and we are committed to providing a safe, judgment-free and trauma-informed space to listen to your concerns, review your history, and obtain a thorough and thoughtful evaluation. This allows us to create a treatment plan tailored both to your physical and mental/emotional needs, allowing for the greatest amount of healing. 

Pelvic floor physical therapy is so much more than “just kegels”. Hip and core muscles, posture, and even diet can all effect the function of the pelvic floor. Your physical therapist will assess your body as a whole to make sure you are getting the most effective treatment. Depending on your symptoms and needs treatments may include a combination of education, therapeutic exercises, and manual therapy techniques.

Some commonly treated diagnoses include

  • Urinary incontinence
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Prolapse
  • Overactive bladder
  • Dyspareunia (Painful sex)
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pelvic pain and or back pain with pregnancy
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Diastasis Recti

Wondering if your symptoms could be the result of pelvic floor dysfunction? Try our screening tool here.

Non-Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is also available for the following:

  • Oncology rehabilitation for diagnoses including pelvic pain, cancer related fatigue and decreased ROM, and function post surgical, chemo and radiation treatments.
  • General orthopedics including
    • Muscle and joint pain
    • SI joint dysfunction
    • Neck and back pain
    • Post surgical care
    • Impingement syndromes
    • Sprains and strains