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Pelvic Floor Therapy

Female’s Pelvic Health

Female Pelvic Floor

What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

There are muscles in the vagina and rectum called the Pelvic Floor Muscles.  These muscles assist with bladder, bowel, and sexual function as well as in daily function. Dysfunction can lead to weakness, pelvic pain or embarrassing situations.

At Doylestown Health, we can help you!

We have highly skilled and specially trained female physical therapists who specialize in treating the pelvic floor  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 during a bowel movement
  • Difficulty with returning to previous activity after having a baby or surgery
  • Feeling like you need to urinate frequently
  • Leaking urine with coughing/jumping/running/sneezing/laughing
  • Leaking urine when going to the bathroom
  • Low back pain or pelvic pain
  • Loss of stool
  • Pain during or after intercourse
  • Pain or pressure in the lower abdomen, vagina, or rectum

Conditions that we treat

Pelvic floor (female)

Bladder:

  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Urinary Incontinence - Urge or Stress Incontinence

Pregnancy related symptoms including:

  • Back pain
  • Diastasis Rectus
  • Osteitis pubis
  • Post-Partum related symptoms
  • Sacroiliac (SI) pain

Pain:

  • Athletic Pubalgia
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic Pain including Coccyx Pain, Vulvodynia
  • Sexual Dysfunction such as Dyspareunia, Vaginismus, PGAD

Bowel Dysfunction:

  • Constipation or difficulty having a bowel movement
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Rehab before or after:

  • Abdominal surgery
  • Bladder sling
  • Hysterectomy

And so much more…

What does pelvic floor physical therapy involve?

  • Varies from patient to patient

As licensed female pelvic floor physical therapists, we are trained to perform internal (inside) vaginal and/or rectal examinations of the pelvic floor muscles.  Our exam differs from Gynecologist exams in that we do not use a speculum or stirrups and we are gently assessing the function of the pelvic floor muscles in a private room.  Our goal is to perform a thorough evaluation to obtain accurate and important information to help you reach your goals.

Treatment Approaches

  • Biofeedback
  • Exercises including stretching and strengthening
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Manual therapeutic techniques to the pelvis (abdomen, low back, hips), vagina and rectum
  • Our focus is for the patient to feel comfortable
  • 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 additional information.

How often do I attend therapy?

Typically, one time a week, but it varies depending on the case. Your therapist will work with you to do our best to accommodate your schedule.

How long is each session?

50-60 minutes


Location

Clark Outpatient Rehabilitation Center
Doylestown Hospital
Ambulatory Center, 1st Floor
593 W. State St.
Doylestown, PA 18901

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