Model of pelvic floor shown in inclusive office

Pelvic Health Physical Therapy

Pelvic health revolves around your pelvic floor, which is a specific group of muscles that lie at the bottom of your pelvis. These muscles create a sling between your pubic bone and tailbone, and they play a vital role in everyday life. Dysfunctions in your pelvic floor can lead to a variety of issues, such as pain or incontinence. With pelvic health physical therapy, skilled practitioners help identify and treat any weaknesses or injuries in your pelvic floor.

Who Needs Pelvic Health Physical Therapy?

Though many people assume that pelvic health is only relevant for women, it is actually an important part of everybody’s overall health. That is why our skilled practitioners specialize in pelvic health for female, male, non-binary, and transgender individuals. Signs of a weak or injured pelvic floor include:

  • Urinary and fecal incontinence
  • Frequent urination or defecation
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Pain with urination
  • Low back pain
  • Constipation
  • Hemorrhoids

How Can Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Help?

At New Heights Physical Therapy, we know how important pelvic health is to your quality of life. That is why our trauma-informed practitioners strive to create a safe and caring environment that centers around your individual goals. Some of the conditions we treat include:

  • Coccyx pain
  • Constipation
  • Endometriosis
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Overactive bladder
  • Painful intercourse
  • Pelvic pain
  • Post-prostatectomy care
  • Pre/post gender confirmation surgery
  • Pre-, peri-, and postpartum care
  • Prolapse
  • Pudendal neuralgia
  • Stress and urge incontinence

What to Expect With Pelvic Health Physical Therapy

At New Heights Physical Therapy, our practitioners work as a team to treat the pelvic floor for people of all genders and phases of life. We focus on providing patient-oriented and inclusive care in a safe and caring environment. Our trauma-informed providers have specialized training in identifying and treating symptoms associated with pelvic floor dysfunction.

During your initial assessment, our experienced practitioners will gather information about your history to create a personalized treatment plan. The initial assessment may include:

  • Asking about your eating, drinking, voiding, or sexual habits in relation to your condition.
  • Collecting information about the history of your current symptoms.
  • Conducting an internal and/or external pelvic floor examination.
  • Taking an orthopedic assessment of your spine and hips.

Based on the information gathered during your initial assessment, we will create a personalized treatment plan designed to help you reach your individual goals. Your individualized treatment plan may include:

  • Behavior modification
  • Condition-specific strengthening
  • Joint mobilizations
  • Kinesio Tape
  • Myofascial release
  • Patient education
  • Pelvic floor downtraining