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Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation – Women’s Health

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UHS physical therapist Megan Gottlieb, PT, DPT, WCS, is your caring, compassionate and highly professional resource for improving your health and life through physical therapy techniques specifically designed for women’s health concerns. Megan Gottlieb offers solutions for conditions such as urinary/bladder dysfunction, bowel dysfunction, sexual dysfunction and pelvic pain.

Women's Health issues addressed through Physical Therapy

Gottlieb received a bachelor’s in health science, a master’s in physical therapy and a doctor of physical therapy degree from Misericordia University in Dallas, PA. Her background includes extensive physical therapy experience in such areas as orthopedics, pediatrics, facial weakness treatment, balance and fall prevention. Megan has been a Physical Therapist at UHS for over 10 years, and is now board certified by the APTA in women’s health services. The specialized care she provides has been enhancing the quality of life for women in our region for more than a decade. Learn how comprehensive evaluation and physical therapy treatment may be of significant benefit to you.

What is the Pelvic Floor?

The pelvic floor is the group of muscles that span the bottom of the pelvis. This muscle group functions to support the organs of the pelvis and abdominal cavity, allows for the elimination of waste from the body and aids in sexual sensation and arousal.

Pelvic floor dysfunction occurs when the muscles of the pelvic floor or abdomen fail to work properly, resulting in pain or incontinence. It can affect both men and women, but is more common in women. In many cases, treatment of the pelvic floor and its dysfunction can occur across the lifespan. Associated symptoms may include:

  • Urinary frequency, urgency, hesitancy, or incontinence
  • Constipation or leakage of stool
  • Sexual dysfunction, including painful intercourse
  • Pain in the pelvic region, lower abdomen, low back, SI joint or coccyx
Conditions Treated
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Constipation or leakage of stool
  • Diastasis recti 
  • Dyspareunia
  • Pain in the pelvic region, lower abdomen, low back, sacroiliac joint or coccyx 
  • Pelvic organ prolapse 
  • Post-radiation care for patients with cancers of the pelvis 
  • Post-surgical care needs following abdominal or pelvic surgery or procedures involving the urinary, gastrointestinal or reproductive systems 
  • Pregnancy or postpartum pain, muscle imbalance or weakness 
  • Sexual dysfunction, including painful intercourse 
  • Urinary frequency, urgency, hesitancy or incontinence 
  • Vaginismus 
  • Vulvodynia
VIDEO: Megan Gottlieb Interview

Related: UHS Offers Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Services (PressConnects article)