What is pelvic floor therapy?

Pelvic floor therapy can help train pelvic floor muscles using interactive treatment methods. It can help a variety of problems in both men and women, including bladder dysfunction (incontinence, dysfunctional voiding, interstitial cystitis), pelvic pain disorders (vulvodynia, vestibulodynia, vaginismus, dyspareunia), bowel dysfunction (constipation, incontinence, defecation disorders), pelvic organ prolapse, pregnancy and postpartum, orthopedic (low back pain, hip pain), and post-surgical rehabilitation (pre or post-prostatectomy, pre or post gynecological, pre or post colorectal, osteoporosis, endometriosis).

What are the benefits?

After an evaluation, your physical therapist will design an individualized treatment plan to meet your needs and goals. Treatment may include education to teach how to identify muscles and how to use them correctly and exercises to stretch and strengthen affected muscles. Throughout treatment, patients can expect improved blood flow and tissue function in the pelvic areas, increased muscle flexibility and function and a lower risk of pelvic injury or pain.

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