Pelvic Health

Baptist Health understands the importance of pelvic health and offers a full complement of treatment options for achieving this goal. These services include physical therapy and rehabilitative programs that:

  • Build (or rebuild) muscle strength,
  • Relieve pain and discomfort, and
  • Restore the proper function of bodily systems.

Who Is Eligible for Pelvic Health Therapy?

All people have a pelvis. This means that pelvic health is for everyone: men, women, and children.

Persons experiencing the following symptoms may be candidates for therapeutic treatment of a pelvic condition:

  • Abdominal, groin, hip, lower back, or sacroiliac joint pain
  • Bladder Pain Syndrome (BPS), including Interstitial Cystitis (IC)
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Frequent urination (overactive bladder)
  • Genital or rectal pain
  • Medical issues occurring during or after pregnancy
  • Organ descent into the vagina (pelvic organ prolapse)
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Tailbone pain
  • Urinary leakage or loss of control

Baptist Health understands that every patient is unique, so we tailor our treatment plan to meet the unique aspects of an individual’s condition.

What Are the Treatment Options for Pelvic Health Therapy?

Treatment begins with an evaluation by your Baptist Health provider. He or she may suggest one or more of the following treatment options:

  • Biofeedback
  • Diaphragmatic breathing and yoga poses
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Kegels
  • Manipulative therapy
  • Massage
  • Stretching and strength exercises for the trunk and pelvic-floor muscles
  • Trigger-point therapy

If warranted, your Baptist Health provider may also suggest other medical or surgical options as part of your treatment plan.

Learn More About Pelvic Health Therapy at Baptist Health

At Baptist Health, our doctors care for all of you. Baptist Health offers a wide array of medical, surgical, and therapeutic options for every part of the body, including the pelvis.