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Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation – Women’s Health

Physical Therapy for the pelvic floor is performed by physical therapists that specialize in treating women across the lifespan, from young teenagers to postmenopausal women, focusing on improving pelvic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction to improve their quality of life.

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

At UHS Physical Therapy, we offer comprehensive evaluations and treatments for the following common onditions:

  • Urinary incontinence, frequency, urgency and hesitancy
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Dyspareunia and vaginismus
  • Vulvodynia
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Pregnancy or postpartum pain, muscle imbalance or weakness
  • Post-surgical care following abdominal or pelvic surgery

 

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Megan Gottlieb, PT, DPT offers Women’s Health Services at the Endicott Location

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