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Pelvic Floor Therapy

What is "pelvic floor therapy", anyway?

In pelvic floor therapy we get to the root of what’s causing a pelvic health issue such as:

✔️ Urinary and bowel incontinence​

✔️ Stress incontinence (leaking during exercise or other physical activity)​

✔️ Increased urinary urgency and frequency​

✔️ Pain or discomfort with sex​

✔️ Genital pain

✔️ Scar tissue management (from episiotomy, tearing, or cesarean birth)​

✔️ Pelvic organ prolapse symptoms​

✔️ Pubic symphysis, pelvic, low back, tailbone, or sacroiliac (SI) joint pain​

✔️ Diastasis recti (abdominal separation)

We can also address things like: 

✔️ Body mechanics when caring for a newborn such as with feeding, baby wearing, or completing household tasks​

✔️ Returning to exercise postpartum

✔️ Exercise during pregnancy

✔️ Preparation for birth and developing a birth plan

How do we do this, you ask?  We do this by evaluating your whole body and also talking about things like bowel & bladder health as well as your habits and routines. 

There are often multiple factors impacting the pelvic floor which is why kegels alone don’t cut it! (And no, we don’t really do kegels in therapy.)


What happens in an  evaluation?

Initial evaluations take place over two 60 minute sessions. The first session we’ll talk for quite a bit about your medical history and then get really specific about any symptoms you're having.  From there we’ll do a postural assessment and also go over some of the basics of how the pelvic floor works.


Session two is where we take a deep dive into what’s really going on.  This can mean assessing movements, your hips, your abdomen, rib cage, and of course: your pelvic floor muscles! See our FAQ below about what a pelvic floor assessment entails.


After these two initial sessions you’ll have a home program to work on and a plan of care for moving forward.

What happens in follow up sessions?

Follow up sessions usually consist of a check-in followed by hands-on work, education, and therapeutic exercise. 


Hands-on work can be really beneficial to help you get a better sense of what you’re feeling in your body and also to help your muscles and joints move better.  Over time as we start to see improvements, sessions may become more movement and strength focused to help develop new movement patterns and make those positive changes stick.

Hopefully all of this makes pelvic floor therapy sound less intimidating!  Use the form below and we'll set you up with an informational call to get started.


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  • Can I bring my baby?
    Absolutely! You don't have to let us know, you can just show up with your baby :)
  • Can you help me with _________?
    Rooted Pelvic Health & Wellness specializes in working with clients who are pregnant, the first few years postpartum, or who are experiencing pelvic pain. Common things we address in pregnancy include: general labor/birth prep & pelvic health education, individualized exercise plans, leaking, pelvic girdle pain (SI joint, hip, sciatica, or SPD), low back pain, and postpartum planning Common things we address in postpartum include: general recovery support, c-section recovery support, return to exercise, leaking (pee, gas, or poop), pain with intimacy, hip/low back/ tailbone pain, scar tissue pain from tearing or episiotomy, diastasis recti, and more! Pelvic pain: Yes! We can help you if you’ve never had a baby, although we only having training around helping those who have vaginas. Pelvic pain can include pain with intimacy, genital pain, and vaginismus. If you fit one of these things listed above, reach out and we’ll let you know if we think you’re a good fit.
  • What exactly will we do in sessions?
    Therapy sessions usually included a mix of hands-on work (which could be at the pelvis/pelvic floor or elsewhere on the body), pelvic health education, and the most important piece: movement. Therapists always have a plan, but we can work on whatever is most important to you on that day!
  • How long does therapy take?
    Until we evaluate you, it's hard to say exactly how many sessions you need because there are many individual factors. Everyone responds differently to therapy, but you should see an improvement in symptoms after a few sessions! That most important part of therapy and what will help you see faster improvements is being able to implement strategies between sessions and working on your home program.
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