Core Physical Therapy Pelvic Health

Core Physical Therapy’s Pelvic Health Program treats pelvic floor disorders, lumbopelvic pain, and prenatal and postnatal musculoskeletal pain in women. Amy and Anna empower and educate their pelvic health patients through a comprehensive, skilled evaluation, and develop an individualized plan of care centered on the patient’s specific goals from leak free sneezing and  pain free sex to high level running and weight lifting. The patient will receive one hour one-on-one treatment in a private and comfortable setting and receive the most up to date treatment methods to assist in return to feeling like oneself. Amy and Anna optimize function, restore healthy and functional pelvic floor muscles, and alleviate pain using a comprehensive approach to treating pelvic floor dysfunction leveraging their background in orthopedics and neurology.

What is the pelvic floor therapy rehab?

A non-surgical approach to rehabilitation of the pelvic floor muscle group, which is responsible for pelvic organ support, assist in bowel and bladder control, and contribute to sexual health. A pelvic floor examination may include examination of the lumbar spine and hips, internal and external assessment of the pelvic floor muscles and tissues, functional strength, and postures. Treatment may include behavioral strategies, manual therapies, modalities, therapeutic exercise, education, and functional re-training.

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What is the pelvic floor?

The pelvic floor is a series of muscles that stretch like a muscular trampoline from the tailbone (coccyx) to the pubic bone and from one sitting bone to the other sitting bone. These muscles are normally firm and thick and provide support to the pelvic organs. The organs in this area include the bladder, uterus (women), prostate (men), and rectum (the area at the end of the large intestine where the body stores solid waste). The musculature trampoline can contract and relax to allow for proper urination, bowel movements, and sexual function. Although the pelvic floor is hidden from view, it can be consciously controlled and therefore trained, much like our arm, leg or abdominal muscles.

Common Diagnoses Treated:

  • Low back, hip, and pelvic pain
  • Bladder Dysfunction and pain
  • Diastasis Recti
  • Birthing injuries
  • Gynecological or breast cancer survivorship
  • Painful intercourse (dyspareunia)
  • Back, hip, pelvis, or abdominal pain after or during pregnancy
  • Prenatal and Postnatal Care: Instruction on proper body mechanics to prevent back pain, exercises to strengthen, engage, and/or relax pelvic floor muscles, and manual therapy
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Tailbone pain (coccydynia)
  • Urinary or fecal incontinence
  • Urinary frequency
  • Urinary urgency