Orthopedic Rehabilitation • Sports Medicine Rehabilitation • Post-operative Physical Therapy

Pelvic Health

What is Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation (PFR)?

  • PFR is a conservative treatment approach for men and women used to improve dysfunctions that affect bowel and bladder function, sexual health and pain.
  • PFR can be effective in both non-surgical, pre and post-surgical situations.
  • Physical therapists (PTs) who are trained in PFR may utilize behavioral strategies, manual (hands-on) therapy, exercise, and functional movement retraining to treat pelvic floor dysfunction. 
  • Modalities: PTs may use “modalities” including E-stim, biofeedback and dry needling within their treatment plan.

Why Should I see a PT?

  • PTs provide education regarding the root causes of symptoms.
  • PTs are movement experts and will teach your entire body to work synergistically with the overall goal of preventing symptom recurrence.
  • PTs design and progress an individualized treatment plan that is realistic for each patient.
  • PT is a low-risk, evidence-based, first-line treatment option for pelvic floor dysfunction and can even help reduce reliance on medication and prevent surgery in cases including but not limited to:
    • Post-prostatectomy incontinence
    • Urinary incontinence in women postmenopause
    • Pelvic organ prolapse, sexual dysfunction and pelvic pain
    • Diastasis recti and pregnancy-related pelvic floor dysfunction

What Do You Treat?

  • Incontinence (stress, urge, frequency, mixed urinary incontinence)
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Constipation
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Peri-partum and postpartum conditions
  • Sexual dysfunctions