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Women's pelvic floor health

Both women and men have a pelvic floor, or group of muscles found in the lower part of your torso. A woman's bladder, rectum are supported and kept in place by the pelvic floor muscles. They play a large role in bladder and bowel control and an important role in sexual sensation and function.


  • Leaking urine when coughing, sneezing, laughing or running
  • Unexplained pain in the lower back, rectum, genitals or pelvis
  • Constipation, straining and pain with bowel movements
  • Pulling or bulge in the lower abdomen or pelvis

Pelvic floor physical therapy helps to correct multiple conditions in women, including

  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Tailbone, lower back or hip pain
  • Bowel incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Pelvic pain or pressure
  • Abdominal muscle separation

Kegel exercises can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and affect sexual function. These can be practiced while sitting, standing, lying down or pretty much anytime.

A referral from your healthcare is required for pelvic floor therapy, or call us at 816.407.2315 or 816.407.4516 for more information.

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