What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
There are muscles in the pelvis and rectum called the Pelvic Floor Muscles. They assist with bladder, bowel, and sexual function as well as in daily activities. Dysfunction can lead to weakness, pelvic pain or embarrassing situations.
At Doylestown Health, we can help you!
We have highly skilled and specially trained licensed female pelvic floor physical therapists who specialize in individualizing treatments for patients in private treatment rooms.
Symptoms of Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction
This will vary for each patient and can include, but are not limited to:
- Difficulty and/or excessive straining having a bowel movement
- Difficulty with returning to previous activity after having surgery
- Feeling like you need to urinate frequently
- Leaking urine when going to the bathroom
- Leaking urine with coughing/jumping/running/sneezing/laughing
- Loss of stool
- Low back pain or pelvic pain
- Pain or pressure in the lower abdomen
- Pressure or pain in the rectum or buttock with sitting or other daily activities
Conditions that we treat:
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Overactive Bladder
- Post (after) Prostatectomy Surgery related to Prostate Cancer
- Pre (before) Prostatectomy Surgery related to Prosate Cancer
- Urinary Incontinence such as urinary urge or stress incontinence
- Athletic Pubalgia
- Levator Ani Syndrome
- Low Back Pain
- Pelvic, coccyx or rectal Pain
- Constipation or difficulty having a bowel movement
- Fecal Incontinence
Rehab before or after:
- Abdominal surgery
- Bladder sling
- Post (after) abdominal hernia repair
And so much more…
What does pelvic floor physical therapy involve?
- Our focus is for the patient to feel comfortable.
- Varies from patient to patient.
As licensed female pelvic floor physical therapists, we are trained to perform internal (inside) rectal examinations of the pelvic floor muscles. Our goal is to perform a thorough evaluation to obtain accurate and important information to help you reach your goals. If you are not comfortable with an internal exam, we can still help you.
- Electrical stimulation
- Exercise including stretching and strengthening
- Manual therapeutic techniques to the pelvis (abdomen, low back, hips) and rectum
- Patient education including activity modification instruction, bowel and bladder training
How do I get started?
First, you need a prescription from your physician that refers you for pelvic floor physical therapy. Then, you can call us at 215-345-2894 to schedule your first appointment or for more information.
How often do I attend therapy?
Typically, one time a week, but it varies for each case. Your therapist will work with you to do our best to accommodate your schedule.
How long is each session
Clark Outpatient Rehabilitation Center
Ambulatory Center, 1st Floor
593 W. State St.
Doylestown, PA 18901
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