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Pelvic Health

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Pelvic floor dysfunction is an under-treated and under-diagnosed problem. It affects many individuals and can have a significant impact on a person’s physical function and quality of life. Pelvic health physical therapy is a specialized area of therapy that requires additional training and knowledge and focuses on reducing the symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction. Our pelvic health physical therapists have received extensive training, beyond what is offered in physical therapy graduate school, and specialize in the muscles and function of the pelvic floor and the surrounding structures.

What is the Pelvic Floor?

The pelvic floor is made up of several muscles and ligaments that create a sling from the pubic bone to the tailbone.  When these muscles aren’t working correctly, they can cause pain and a variety of other issues.  The pelvic floor muscles assist in several functions including:

  • Bowel and bladder control
  • Sexual function
  • Support of the pelvic organs
  • Stabilization of the lower back and hips
Pelvic Floor

How Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Can Help You

At PursuitPT, our pelvic health physical therapists will address your pelvic pain or dysfunction.  We work to restore normal function by treating trigger point pain and improving muscle coordination, strength, and function.  A comprehensive internal and/or external muscle examination thoroughly assesses your pelvic floor function. Next, we provide a customized treatment plan that addresses your concerns and helps improve your quality of life.  All pelvic health physical therapy sessions are one-on-one, in a private room, and individualized to your specific needs and comfort level.

  • Soft tissue mobilization and muscle releases to reduce tightness and tension
  • Joint mobilization
  • Specialized exercise programs focusing on your specific muscle weaknesses or imbalances. We also set you up with a home program to maximize recovery between visits
  • Pressure management strategies to decrease pain, improve bowel/bladder emptying, and reduce urinary leaking with coughing or sneezing
  • Bowel/bladder retraining to reduce urges and leaking and improve emptying
  • Pelvic floor up training or down training techniques to address specific deficits found in your evaluation

Pelvic Health Conditions We Treat

  • Chronic constipation
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Diastasis Recti (abdominal muscle separation)
  • Urinary leakage, frequency or urgency (stress or urge incontinence)
  • Pregnancy-related pain and preparing for baby
  • Postpartum recovery (back and neck pain, hip/groin pain, pelvic pain, bladder function, return to exercise)
  • Painful sex (dyspareunia)
  • Perineal pain (vulvodynia, vaginismus)
  • Tailbone or pubic symphysis pain
  • Pain related to endometriosis and menstruation
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Scar tissue restriction
  • Pudendal nerve entrapment