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Pelvic floor therapy

Benefits both men and women

Find out if pelvic floor therapy can help you. Take this QUIZ.

Don’t let embarrassment keep you away

It’s inevitable, we believe, that as we age it becomes “normal” to leak a little when laughing, sneezing or coughing. Or that the sudden urge “to go” hits and we can’t get to a restroom fast enough. It’s just part of getting older – or so we thought.

Physical therapists who specialize in a group of muscles known as the pelvic floor say those conditions (and more) don’t have to be the norm – for men or women.

“Don’t be afraid to ask your doctor about pelvic floor options to improve urinary or sexual function. There are physical therapy treatments to improve many conditions involving the pelvic floor. Relief is possible.”

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles found in the lower part of the torso in both men and women. These muscles stretch like a sling from front to back, supporting and keeping organs in place, such as the bladder and rectum. You feel them most when you lift or strain.

Pelvic floor dysfunction

Men's pelvic health

Women's pelvic health

What can I expect at my appointment?

● All sessions are one on one in a private room and last about one hour.
● During your first visit, you’ll have the opportunity to share your history and concerns. We’ll discuss the exam so your questions are answered right away.
● An internal exam allows us to assess the pelvic floor most effectively; however, if
this is something you’re uncomfortable with you can request an external exam only.
● Your physical therapy sessions will be with the same therapist.
● If you’re currently menstruating you can still participate in a full exam.

How can a physical therapist help?

We use therapeutic exercise, manual therapies, lifestyle and activity modification, and
modalities to decrease pain. By the end of your care plan, you will feel confident managing
your condition independently!

How long will it take to improve?

We see most of our patients for an average of 6-12 visits. Some people require less and
others more.

Do I need a referral?

Yes! A prescription for pelvic floor physical therapy is required from a physician, nurse
practitioner, physician’s assistant, midwife or chiropractor. Talk to your provider about a
referral today.