Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy focused on restoring your pelvic floor function.
Many patients with urinary, bowel, pelvic pain and/or sexual symptoms often have dysfunctional pelvic floor muscles. These muscles lie between the pubic bone and tailbone. They are responsible for the functions of the bladder and bowel control as well as sexual functioning. As part of a multidisciplinary medical approach, physical therapy and proper treatment can minimize or correct these symptoms.
The physical therapists at Methodist Physicians Clinic Women’s Center are specially trained to treat women with pelvic pain. They will work closely with your OB-GYN or primary care physician to evaluate the musculoskeletal causes of pain and dysfunction. Your physical therapist will help to manage the physical effects associated with pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, incontinence, urinary urgency and frequency, pregnancy or postpartum and bowel dysfunction.
Through private and confidential, one-on-one therapy, our physical therapists can help relieve pain and restore normal function within the pelvis, hips and back which can improve conditions such as incontinence, urgency, frequency, organ prolapse, bowel and bladder retentions and pain with intercourse.
Your physical therapist may provide neuromuscular re-education, a stretching and exercise program, and relaxation and pain relieving techniques. Additionally, electrical stimulation, balance, posture and flexibility training and surface EMG biofeedback may also be prescribed. Implementing a collaborative, team approach to care, the goal is to assist the patient in developing enhanced strength, better control, reduced pain and increased function.
After careful evaluation and throughout the treatment process, the physical therapist will continue to work alongside your physician to provide the most complete and individualized treatment plan.