Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
The pelvic floor consists of muscles which form a sling from the pubic bone to the tail bone. Like all the muscles of the body, pelvic floor muscles can weaken or spasm. They can be injured from surgery, prolonged or complicated labor, or from other trauma.
Due to the close proximity and functions of the pelvic floor muscles, bladder symptoms are usually present. These symptoms often interfere with your daily life and can be painful or embarrassing to deal with.
Pelvic floor rehabilitation is the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction by a physical therapist who specializes in pelvic floor physical therapy.
During your first visit, your therapist will speak to you about your symptoms. A full evaluation will be performed by observing muscle strength and endurance, intact sensation and myofascial trigger points. This could include both internal and external evaluations. Your treatment may consist of behavior modification activities, exercises, and/or pain management techniques based on your symptoms and the results of your evaluation.
We treat the following Pelvic Health Conditions:
- Urinary Incontinence/Fecal Incontinence
- Chronic Pelvic Pain
- Levator Ani Syndrome
- Pelvic Floor Tension Myalgia
- Pudendal Neuralgia
- Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome
- SI Joint Dysfunction/Low Back Pain
- Prenatal/Postpartum Care
- Chronic Constipation
- Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Pediatric Pelvic Floor Therapy (at our McPherson clinic only)