The pelvic floor is a group of muscles located at the base of the pelvis. Its function is to support pelvic organs, control urine and feces, enhance sexual function and assist in trunk/ core stability. Weak pelvic floor muscles can result in urinary and fecal incontinence, Poor coordination or weakness of these muscles can lead to incomplete bowel and bladder emptying. In ability to relax these muscles to let a bowel movement pass can lead to constipation. 

Physical therapy can help with various modalities such as ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation and biofeedback. Our specially trained therapists use exercise to strengthen weak muscles as well as teach overly tight muscles to completely relax. Manual techniques are used to restore balance to the muscles and joints of the pelvis, lumbar spine and hips. 

Most importantly, our physical therapists educate the patient how to manage their problem and return to daily activities.

Symptoms typically treated include:

  • Pain associated with pregnancy (pre and post-partum)
  • Constipation
  • Urinary and/or fecal incontinence
  • Incomplete emptying of your bowels
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Back and/or pelvic pain
  • Tailbone pain
  • Vaginal or perineal pain intercourse
  • Pain with ejaculation
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Testicular pain
  • Pain with urination