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​​​​​​​​​​​​​Pelvic Floor Therapy​

Pelvic floor physical therapy treats the muscles in the pelvis, or hip area. This special type of therapy helps restore function and alleviate pain within the pelvis. 

Symptoms and Conditions Treated

Pelvic floor therapy can help improve the following symptoms and conditions:

  • Urinary incontinence or problems with bowel movements, such as the leaking of urine or feces with coughing, sneezing or lifting, as well as any other undesired leakage 
  • Constipation ​
  • Irritable bowel syndrome 
  • Prolapse, which is when the body’s organs drop toward pelvic openings
  • Pelvic pain such as tailbone pain, sacroiliac (SI) pain, low back pain, pain in the genitalia, pain in the pelvic floor, abdominal pain, prostate pain, pain during sex, pain related to cancer diagnoses, interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome, endometriosis and chronic prostatitis 
  • Pre- and post-surgical pain and dysfunction, such as scar tissue, and persistent symptoms and new symptoms following pelvic surgeries and prostate removal  
  • Pregnancy-related symptoms or conditions:
    • Low back pain
    • Pelvic pain/pelvic girdle pain
    • Nerve pain 
    • Diastasis recti, which is when the muscles on the left and right side of the stomach separate
    • Exercise and fitness management during and following pregnancy​

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to the most commonly asked questions about pelvic floor therapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Treatments

A typical therapy session is 30 – 60 minutes long. 

All discussions, therapy sessions and care are provided in a private room. You may bring a partner if it makes you feel more comfortable. 

Patients typically have one therapy session once a week or every two weeks, based on need and comfort level.

Treatment is customized to meet the needs and comfort of each patient. It may include: 

  • manual therapy
  • behavioral therapy
  • therapeutic exercise
  • education
  • training 
  • re-training of muscles and nerves 
  • strengthening exercise

Specialized Therapists

Pelvic health therapists receive specialized training and maintain certifications in order to treat pelvic health problems.

For More Information 

We offer telephone consultations to help patients feel more comfortable before an in-person visit. 

We also offer answers to some commonly asked questions.

To learn more, setup a telephone consultation or to make an in-person appointment, call 706.509.3892.​​​​