Pelvic health physical therapists are musculoskeletal experts in the areas associated with the pelvis, including vulvar and vaginal, penile and scrotum, and colorectal regions. In particular, pelvic health physical therapists address issues arising from the pelvic floor muscle group, which is responsible for a variety of functions. These muscles are part of the core and serve to support the pelvic organs, assist in bowel and bladder control, and contribute to sexual arousal and orgasm. Damage, injury, or dysfunction within the pelvic floor can be disruptive, and can have a negative effect on patients’ quality of life.
A person may be referred to pelvic health physical therapy to treat incontinence, difficulty with urination or bowel movements, constipation, chronic pelvic pain, prenatal/postpartum pain, and painful intercourse, among other things. Pelvic health physical therapists use a variety of treatment approaches including exercise, manual therapy, and education to treat problems unique to the pelvis.
All Care Therapies of Georgetown is excited to announce that we are now offering pelvic health services for women! We plan to extend our services to men and children in the future.
If you can answer “yes” to any of the following questions, you may benefit from pelvic health physical therapy:
Do you notice a loss of urine at any time throughout your day or night?
Do you experience urinary frequency or urgency?
Do you experience pain with intercourse?
Do you ever have a feeling of heaviness or a “falling out” feeling in your pelvic area?
These are only a few questions that may indicate that pelvic health physical therapy is right for you. If you think you or someone you know could benefit from pelvic health physical therapy, please contact All Care Therapies of Georgetown to speak with a trained pelvic health physical therapist today!