PELVIC FLOOR & PERINATAL HEALTH

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Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

While awareness is growing about the importance of pelvic floor, most people are surprised to learn that the pelvic floor has many crucial roles in our body's functions ranging from continence control, sexual function, core muscle engagement, and support of our pelvic organs.  Pelvic floor conditions have been recognized to be incredibly prevalent in both men and women in all ranges of life. Fortunately, many conditions can be successfully treated through conservative management including physical therapy. ​

 

Common conditions that can benefit from pelvic floor physical therapy include (but are not limited to)

Bowel & Bladder Conditions

  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) 

  • Stress Incontinence 

  • Urge Incontinence

  • Fecal Incontinence

  • Constipation 

  • Urinary/fecal urgency & frequency 

  • Overactive Bladder  

  • Gastrointestinal Pain related to Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Pelvic Pain 

Conditions

  • Dyspareunia (painful intercourse) 

  • Endometriosis 

  • Interstitial Cystitis/ Bladder Pain 

  • Vaginismus & Vulvodynia

  • Testicular & Penile Pain 

  • Tailbone Pain 

  • Pelvic Girdle & SI Joint Pain

  • Pelvic Nerve Pain  

Post-Operative Rehabilitation

  • Hysterectomy Recovery

  • Prolapse Surgeries

  • Prostatectomy 

  • Pelvic Organ Surgeries 

Men's Pelvic Health Conditions

  • Prostate Cancer Recovery 

  • Testicular & Penile Pain 

  • Urinary Frequency/Urgency & Pain 

  • Erectile Pain & Dysfunction

Perinatal Health

This specific branch of pelvic floor physical therapy focuses on a mother's journey throughout pregnancy and postpartum recovery. While many conditions overlap with those of pelvic floor physical therapy listed above, there are some conditions that are unique to the perinatal woman.  Your perinatal care plan should be designed to help you navigate the highs and lows and maximize your comfort and health through all phases. Physical therapy can be incredibly effective for both treatment and prevention of a variety of conditions. When possible, we recommend initiating care during pregnancy to help guide you through the challenges and questions that arise over the course of your pregnancy.  

Your Perinatal Health plan will focus on supporting overall health & wellness in all phases of preganncy & postpartum, as well as treatment of symptoms as they arise. 

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Education and programming for fitness activities to help you maximize your fitness and health throughout the phases

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Education to promote early postpartum healing and expectations for recovery 

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Management of Pregnancy-Related Symptoms: Diastasis Recti, incontinence, pelvic girdle pain, back pain, pelvic organ prolapse  

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Labor and Delivery Preparation including positioning, breathwork, and pelvic floor coordination 

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Perinatal Yoga &/or Pilates integrated into physical therapy sessions & with instructors

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Postural training focusing on baby wearing, breastfeeding, and adapting postural habits with a quickly changing body