What We Treat
Pelvic floor physical therapy is used to treat a variety of conditions related to the pelvic floor muscles, including:
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Pelvic floor physical therapy can help reduce pain and discomfort related to conditions such as Endometriosis, Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), fibroids, adhesions (scar tissue), Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Interstitial cystitis, Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, and Vulvodynia.
Lightning Crotch (Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction)
Pelvic floor physical therapy can be an effective treatment for pubic bone pain/ lightning crotch, also known as pubic symphysis dysfunction. The pubic symphysis is the joint that connects the two sides of the pelvis at the front of the body. This joint can become inflamed or irritated, causing pain and discomfort.
Diastasis Recti Abdominis (DRA)
Pelvic floor PT can be effective in treating DRA, which is a separation of the rectus abdominis muscles (the "six-pack" muscles) that run down the front of the abdomen. This condition is most commonly seen in pregnant women due to the pressure of the growing uterus on the abdominal muscles, but it can also occur in men and women who engage in activities that put repeated strain on the abdominal muscles.
Pregnancy & Labor Preparation
Pelvic floor physical therapy can be highly beneficial for pregnant women as it can help prepare the pelvic floor muscles for the demands of labor and delivery. The pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles that support the bladder, uterus, and rectum, and they can become weakened or damaged during pregnancy and childbirth.
Pelvic floor physical therapy can be very helpful in postpartum recovery as it can help patients recover from the physical changes that occur during pregnancy and childbirth. The pelvic floor muscles, which support the bladder, uterus, and rectum, can become weakened or damaged during pregnancy and childbirth, which can cause a variety of problems such as urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, and sexual dysfunction.
Pelvic floor physical therapy can be beneficial for women recovering from a cesarean section (C-section). The recovery process can be more challenging than a vaginal birth, and pelvic floor physical therapy can help in several ways, including reducing pain/ discomfort, improving mobility, preventing adhesions and mobilizing the scar tissue, and preventing urinary incontinence.
Pelvic floor physical therapy can be beneficial for hip pain, especially if the pain is related to pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. The pelvic floor muscles support the pelvic organs and help stabilize the hips and lower back. Dysfunction in these muscles can cause hip pain or contribute to existing hip pain.
Pediatric Pelvic Floor Issues
Pelvic floor physical therapy can be used in pediatrics to treat a variety of conditions related to pelvic floor dysfunction in children. Some of the conditions that can be treated with pelvic floor physical therapy in pediatrics include bedwetting, daytime incontinence, and constipation