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!
What happens in an evaluation?
The initial evaluation lasts for 60 minutes and is a chance to discuss concerns and develop a plan of care. During the evaluation we’ll talk in-depth about your medical history and any symptoms you're having. Initial evaluation also includes postural assessment, breathing assessment, functional movements, and assessing any area of pain. Your therapist will be looking at your hips, your abdomen, rib cage, and of course: your pelvic floor muscles (although this is never required).
At the end of the evaluation you’ll leave with 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 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.