Many people are surprised to hear that pelvic physical therapy exists, and unfortunately, often don’t learn of it until they’re experiencing a pelvic floor issue like incontinence or pelvic pain. Pelvic health physical therapists specialize in managing conditions related to the pelvis, by taking a comprehensive look at the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems, including vulvar, vaginal and colorectal regions. As a patient, if you are suffering from some sort of pelvic floor dysfunction, a pelvic physical therapist will provide a thorough assessment of the body, focusing close attention to the abdominal wall, and the structures within the pelvis. 

Conditions treated:

  • Pelvic Pain:
    • Painful intercourse
    • Painful scar
    • Vulvar/vaginal discomfort
  • Bladder & Bowel Dysfunction:
    • Urinary & fecal leakage
    • Frequency & urgency
    • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Pregnancy & Post-Partum
    • Back and pelvic pain
    • Recovery of pregnancy
    • Painful scar & scar tissue

Internal and external examination provides a strong anatomical basis for treatment. Treatment typically includes restoring function by improving muscular support around the pelvis, improving behavioral and dietary habits, and retraining body movements to allow for optimal organ and structural function.

Treatment may include:

  • External and internal soft tissue mobilization
  • Myofascial release
  • Visceral manipulation
  • Trigger point release
  • Biofeedback
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Connective tissue manipulation
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Dry needling
  • Heat and cold therapy

If you have questions please call and you may speak directly with our pelvic health physical therapist to discuss in more detail how physical therapy may be able to help you overcome your pelvic pain or dysfunction.