Pelvic Floor and Women’s health physical therapy encompasses personalized treatment of a variety of symptoms and diagnoses specific to women. Many dysfunctions can be related to the pelvic floor, or group of muscles that run from the pubic bone to the tailbone and help to support the internal organs and assist in sexual and urinary functions. Pelvic floor physical therapy is the treatment of the pelvic floor musculature.
Many women’s health and pelvic floor disorders overlap meaning that certain disorders share some of the same symptoms, such as painful sex or incontinence, but they differ in how they were caused. Pregnancy, childbirth, surgery, trauma, pelvic floor muscle weakness, or even low back pain can be the reason for a pelvic floor disorder.
Specific diagnoses include vaginismus, vulvodynia/vulvar vestibulitis/vestibulodynia, pudendal neuralgia, endometriosis or painful periods, pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, or post-partum related pain or incontinence. However, some people never receive an actual diagnosis before coming to physical therapy and simply present with symptoms. This is not a problem, as our therapist will be able to evaluate and treat based on your presentation and will refer you to an MD if she deems necessary. For a more detailed description of symptoms and diagnoses, please click on the links for the following pages.
At Specialized Physical Therapy, our main concern is your comfort and confidence in the work we do. Evaluation and treatment will take place in the private treatment room, as women’s health and pelvic floor therapy include both internal and external procedures. Our physical therapist will take every measure to ensure your comfort during all aspects of the treatment session. Please feel free to call and speak with the therapist with any questions prior to attending your first session. Contact us here to schedule an appointment.