Women’s Health

Women’s Health

You don’t have to live with pelvic floor dysfunction

Millions of Americans suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD), yet it often goes unidentified and untreated. At Excel Physical Therapy, we are trained to identify and address the contributing factors that lead to pelvic pain and PFD. Our therapists create an individualized treatment plan for each patient’s specific needs, providing care in the comfort of our private treatment rooms.

WHAT IS PELVIC FLOOR DYSFUNCTION?

“Pelvic Floor Dysfunction” includes a number of conditions that stem from abnormal function of the pelvic floor muscles, ligaments, and fascia, such as:

  • Urinary incontinence (stress, urge, mixed, overflow)
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Sexual dysfunction and pain
  • Acute and chronic pelvic pain

WHAT IS PELVIC FLOOR PHYSICAL THERAPY?

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy is an evidence-based and minimally invasive intervention to help ease the symptoms of PFD. A pelvic floor physical therapist can screen for, identify, and treat PFD. Treatment may include:

  • Muscle energy techniques to realign the pelvic girdle joints and/or lumbar spine
  • Internal and external soft tissue and/or joint mobilization
  • Pelvic floor muscle neuromuscular re-education, coordinate and strength training
  • Lumbopelvic stabilization strengthening
  • Postural evaluation and strengthening
  • Modalities such as moist heat, cold therapy, e-stim, etc.

POSTPARTUM AND PELVIC FLOOR PHYSICAL THERAPY

In countries outside of the United States, women are immediately referred to pelvic floor physical therapy after childbirth. Many women first suffer the symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction following pregnancy and delivery, regardless of whether vaginal or cesarean. However, even those who do not exhibit symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction may benefit from getting screened preventatively for potential issues and help make any future pregnancies easier.

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We are committed to helping our patients live full, active lives without restriction. To find a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist near you, please contact your local EXCEL office or request an appointment online. Rest assured, your comfort and well-being is our top priority.

No prescription? No problem.

You can start physical therapy without a prescription or referral from a doctor, through a program called "Direct Access." Even better, it's usually covered by insurance. Give us a call, we're happy to check your coverage for you. 

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Ladies, let’s face it. Our bodies are not the same as our male counterparts. Women are often uncomfortable—or even embarrassed—to discuss these health concerns and what’s normal or not. Well, we’re here to debunk those myths!