What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?
Pelvic floor therapy can consist of both internal and external manual therapy including trigger point release, myofascial release, visceral manipulation, and soft tissue mobilization. Therapy can be enhanced by the following modalities: ultrasound, biofeedback, electrical stimulation, cold laser, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. Cynergy Physical Therapy has private treatment rooms to provide a safe, healing, and comfortable environment. Our therapists are adept at working with patients who may have experienced trauma relating to pelvic floor dysfunction and are sensitive to meeting a patient’s unique needs.
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction & Conditions
The pelvic floor is a set of muscles that supports your pelvic organs, such as the bladder and bowel. These muscles aid urinary control, continence, and sexual function. Both men and women can experience pelvic floor weakness. As with other muscles, exercises can strengthen the pelvic floor, enhancing bowel and bladder function. For people who experience pregnancy, pelvic floor exercises can lower your risk of vaginal prolapse, contribute to better bowel and bladder control, and improve recovery after childbirth.
Pelvic floor physical therapy can address the following conditions: prenatal/postpartum care, pelvic pain, pain during intercourse, incontinence, endometriosis, irritable bowel syndrome, osteoporosis, low back pain, coccyx pain, diastasis recti, and musculoskeletal injuries.
What to Expect During Your First Pelvic Health Visit
Your first pelvic floor appointment will start with an evaluation, including a conversation about your current symptoms, past medical history, and goals. Your therapist will explain each step of a full pelvic floor evaluation and will collaborate with you to create the most appropriate plan to evaluate and treat your pelvic floor. Your consent is essential and your pelvic therapist will tailor your session to meet your needs and comfort level.