Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - Rehabilitation
The “pelvic floor” consists of a large group of muscles at the base of the pelvis that serve to maintain normal bowel, bladder, and sexual function, as well as providing support to the body’s core. Pelvic floor dysfunction can occur in men and women of all ages and cause symptoms such as pelvic pain, problems with bowel and bladder function, sexual dysfunction, and referred pain to the lower back, abdomen, and hips. Pelvic floor therapy is nonsurgical and has a high rate of success rate in treating pelvic floor health problems.
Jennifer Landsverk, PT, DPT will evaluate the pelvic floor musculature as well as the lower back, pelvis, and hip region to best determine the source of dysfunction. The exam may include an internal pelvic floor muscle evaluation, but only if it is comfortable for you.
Pelvic Floor Therapy can help with the following:
- Stress, urge, mixed
- Overactive bladder with excessive urgency and frequency
- Pudendal Neuralgia
- Pain with intercourse (dyspareunia)—female
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Vulvodynia and Vulvar Vestibulitis
- Pain associated with endometriosis
- Pain following radiation
- Pain caused by scarring following childbirth, gynecological, or other types of pelvic region surgeries
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Cystocele (bladder prolapse) and/or Uterine
- Post-surgical repair protection
If you have questions or concerns regarding this examination, please call the clinic and ask to speak to our Women's Health Specialist - Physical Therapist, Jennifer Landsverk.