Women’s Pelvic Health

Pelvic floor dysfunction can significantly affect our lives and limit our normal activities.  Are you suffering from challenges or pain associated with your bowel, bladder, or pelvis?  We have news for you. You do not need to accept your condition(s).
Commonly treated conditions at our clinic include:  Bladder Dysfunction (urge, stress, mixed, frequency, nocturia); Bowel Dysfunction (fecal incontinence, chronic constipation, pelvic floor dyssenergia, irritable bowel syndrome); Levator Ani Syndrome; Painful Bladder Syndrome (interstitial cystitis); Pelvic Pain; Post-natal complications (episiotomy complications, diastasis recti, incontinence); Prolapse; Pudendal Neuralgia; Sexual Dysfunction (dyspareunia, vaginismus); Vulvar Vestibulitis and Vulvodynia.
Research has shown addressing the pelvic floor muscles is the first line of treatment when dealing with chronic pelvic pain.  Physical therapists by the nature of their training are experts in assessing and treating muscles.  Physical therapy is also considered and recommended the first line of care in stress urinary incontinence.  And physical therapy intervention is recommended for any women with stage I – III prolapse who are motivated and engaged for a trial of pelvic floor muscle training.
When patients come in, most people assume we only instruct in Kegels and this is just not the case.  Kegels are not for everyone, and can actually be harmful in some instances.  Your evaluation will determine if your pelvic floor muscles are over-active, under-active or simply lack coordination; and you will be instructed in muscle activation or relaxation/lengthening strategies that benefit you and improve your quality of life.
In other words, we will assess to see how your pelvic floor muscles work functionally as part of your core and create a comprehensive, personalized plan of care designed to address your specific needs and personal goals. 
Our one-on-one, hour-long treatment sessions include:
• Detailed history and collaboration with you for your goals
• Posture and neuromusculoskeletal assessment
• Internal and external pelvic floor assessment
• Manual therapy
• Modalities such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound or biofeedback in order to facilitate recovery
• Exercise
• Education