Rehabilitation Services

Women’s Health and Pelvic Rehabilitation

Women’s Health and Pelvic Rehabilitation is treatment designed specifically to target the pelvic floor muscles in order to improve bowel and bladder control, reduce pelvic pain, and stabilize the pelvis, lumbar spine, and lower extremities. Pelvic rehabilitation can decrease pain, reduce risk for falls, and improve overall quality of life. Your physical therapist will perform an external and internal examination to determine areas of weakness, tightness, or poor control and then design a functional exercise program to address your needs. Pelvic rehabilitation can also benefit women who are pregnant or who have recently given birth.

Common Diagnoses for Therapy

  • Urinary or Fecal Incontinence
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Constipation
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pregnancy-related Low back, Neck, or Pelvic Pain
  • Post-partum Conditions including:
    • Pubic symphysis separation
    • Diastasis rectus abdominis (separation of abdominal muscles)
    • Persistent musculoskeletal pain

Treatment Strategies

  • Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercise (kegels)
  • Core Stabilization Training
  • Postural Training
  • Dietary Education and Bladder/Bowel Retraining
  • Myofascial Release and Manual Therapy
  • Taping techniques or Prescription of support belts

What to expect at your first visit:
At the first visit, your therapist will complete a thorough evaluation including talking about your concerns and goals for therapy. Then, a comprehensive examination will take place to screen posture, muscle strength, range of motion of the spine and lower extremities. If indicated, the therapist may perform an internal examination of the pelvic floor muscles as well. All examinations and treatments take place in a private treatment room for your comfort. You will work with your physical therapist on forming a treatment plan to address your concerns and may require activity modification, dietary changes, and a formal exercise program.

  • I've benefited in so many ways: improved my functionality, learned to re-educate my muscles "slowly", and continued to maintain a pro-active attitude by taking control of my healing.

    C.O. - CoPT Patient

  • I appreciate, very much, that you thoroughly explained the purpose of the exercises - it is more meaningful when doing the exercise, to know its purpose.

    C.C. - CoPT Patient

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