Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Physical therapists specializing in women’s health can help female patients eliminate or manage pelvic pain and urinary incontinence while restoring their quality of life. Using a comprehensive approach to evaluation and treatment, women’s health physical therapy programs can provide relief for these common pelvic issues:
- Pelvic floor pain or dysfunction
- Postpartum recovery and or pain
- Bladder leakage/ Urinary incontinence
What to expect during your visit:
Each person will be individually evaluated and treated in a quiet, private, safe space. The initial evaluation may include an internal exam if the patient is comfortable in order to properly assess the patient’s musculature and symptoms.
- Musculoskeletal assessment: An evaluation to identify causes of poor postural alignment, strength, flexibility and movement patterns which cause orthopedic pain Soft Tissue Mobilization – to release adhesional restrictions.
- Observation and palpation of the pelvic floor to the patient’s comfort level
- Stretching and strengthening techniques
- Relaxation techniques
- Soft tissue and joint mobilization
- Modalities: Interferential electrical stimulation, ultrasound, heat or cold therapy.
- Biofeedback: Provides measurable assessment of the pelvic floor muscles ability to contract and relax in function.
- Behavior modification
- Educational instruction: Home exercise programs and information concerning diet, sleep, work and rest positions and self-management of symptoms.