Benefits of physical therapy include improvement in range of motion and strength, identification of behavioral patterns that contribute to pelvic pain and/or incontinence, and reduction in pain levels, improvement incontinence, and toileting habits to promote improvement in quality of life for the individual.
Pelvic pain and incontinence commonly occur after pregnancy and childbirth, however may occur in other instances as well. Common precipitating factors can include sacroiliac dysfunction, hip or labral dysfunction, coccyx pain due to fall, recurrent urinary tract infections/yeast infections, and/or trauma to the pelvic region. Physical therapy treatment will begin with a one-on-one evaluation in a private room to allow open dialogue about the patient’s symptoms and medical history. Depending on the patient’s specific presentation, evaluation and treatment may vary.
Physical therapy treatment sessions will be designed to improve functional mobility and strength as needed on a case by case basis based on an individual’s specific impairments and goals. Physical therapy can help reduce pain, improve posture, increase strength, and improve movement patterns to reduce the risk of injury with daily activities, work, or childcare tasks. Through our program, patients can return to their previous level of activity following injury, surgery, or childbirth. For patients with pelvic pain, it is strongly recommended to see your OB-GYN to rule out underlying medical conditions contributing to your pain, such as an infection.