Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Many women suffer for months or even years with pelvic pain and dysfunction and never know the underlying cause of their condition.

Physical therapy can educate you for behavioral changes and techniques to help decrease pelvic pain and symptoms. Pelvic disorders:

  • Vulvodynia
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Vaginismus
  • Dyspareunia
  • Sexual related pain

Physical Therapy Expectations for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

  • You will be asked questions related to your symptoms, associated pain, and change of lifestyle since your problem began.
  • You will be asked to fill out a bladder diary or other questionnaires charting behavioral changes.
  • A musculoskeletal examination will be performed to determine muscle imbalances, strength, joint alignment, postural assessment and functional level.
  • If indicated an internal exam for pelvic floor will be performed to determine strength and muscle function/coordination.
  • A treatment program will be designed based on scientific principles specific to our findings and your individual needs.
  • Your sessions will include extensive manual therapy sessions along with neuro reeducation and exercise.
  • Instruction will be given for a home exercise program.
  • Frequency of sessions are based on each individual.
  • The patient will be given choices and is in control of the therapy progression.