Pelvic Therapy

What is Pelvic Health Therapy?

Pelvic health therapy is designed to assist men and women with medical conditions in the middle section of the body, including the pelvic floor, abdominals, buttocks, tailbone, and genitalia. 

What Does Pelvic Health Therapy Accomplish?

Pelvic health therapy is used to treat the following conditions:

  • Urinary leakage with coughing, sneezing, laughing, jumping, or running
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Pregnancy or post-partum medical issues
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Low back, hip, abdominal, groin, or sacroiliac joint pain
  • Tailbone pain
  • Overactive bladder and frequent urination
  • Interstitial Cystitis and Painful Bladder Syndrome 
  • Pain during sexual activity
  • Genital or rectal pain.

What Should I Expect During Pelvic Health Therapy?

Following an initial evaluation, you may undertake one or more of these treatments:

  • Stretching and strength exercises for the trunk and pelvic-floor muscles
  • Diaphragmatic breathing and yoga poses
  • Manual or manipulative therapy
  • Massage
  • Biofeedback.

What Are the Risks of Pelvic Health Therapy?

Pelvic health therapy is minimally risky, but some soreness can be expected during treatment. Contact a Baptist Health physical therapy location to see if pelvic health therapy can help you.

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