Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
Did you know?
1 in 4 women are incontinent. 1 in 9 men are incontinent. 1 in 6 children under the age of 17 struggle with incontinence.
Only 1 in 12 people seek out treatment because they are embarrassed to talk about it, or don’t know that help is available.
Incontinence is just one of many Pelvic Floor conditions that can be treated by a trained Pelvic floor Physical Therapy at PAPT. We provide a comfortable & positive environment to encourage patients to successfully complete a pelvic health physical therapy program. Our facility has private rooms for pelvic health treatments to put patients at ease when addressing a sensitive issue such as this.
Your pelvic health physical therapist offers you valuable advice and an individually tailored treatment program to help treat your pelvic problems. Some of the pelvic issues we treat at our clinic are:
- Vaginal Pain Syndrome (as a result of pelvic dysfunction)
- Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Urinary Conditions
- Lower Back Pain
- Groin / Pubic Pain
- Sacroiliac Pain
- Piriformis Syndrome
Rectal & Bowel Conditions:
- Extensive 1 hour Initial Assessment
- Detailed history intake of patient’s pelvic issues
- Brief internal and external examination
- Individualized treatment sessions, 30 – 45 minutes in duration
- Recommended 4 – 8 treatments typically 1-2x/week* (varies from patient to patient)
- Outcomes vary and rely on treatment compliance and active patient participation
What does the typical treatment entail?
After a detailed questionnaire and physical examination of your pelvic area (External/Internal), your therapist will discuss the findings with you and plan a treatment program to best suite your needs. Some of the components of the treatment include dietary modifications, changes in voiding pattern, tips to tackle the urgency to empty your bladder. A home exercise program will be set up for you to work on. Your therapist may also suggest the use of different techniques to help you with your exercise program. These techniques may include:
- Manual (hands on) techniques performed by therapist on the surface of the muscles in the pelvis, to help you locate and work your weak pelvic muscles correctly.
- Electrical Stimulation: Through a metallic probe that is placed about a finger length in your vagina a mild electric current is applied to help you localize and strengthen the pelvic muscles.