Pelvic pain or other pelvic floor issues? Help is available and you are not alone.
Physical therapists treat musculoskeletal problems in any part of the body, including what is collectively called the pelvic floor.
The pelvic floor is comprised of muscles and ligaments that help support our organs like the bladder, bowels and uterus. Those same muscles help control bowel, bladder and sexual function.
Just like any other area of the body, weakness, tightness or a specific injury can cause pain, interfere with control, or inhibit function.
Fortunately, just like any other area of the body, physical therapists, especially those with enhanced training, can help patients to overcome pelvic floor problems and enjoy a pain-free and embarrassment free lifestyle.
Here are just some of the conditions that a physical therapist trained in pelvic floor treatment can help patients to manage or overcome.
- Incontinence (stress, urge, mixed)
- Overactive bladder
- Frequent nighttime urination
- Vaginismus/ painful intercourse/ pain with pelvic examination
- Vulvodynia and clitorodynia
- Coccyx and pudendal nerve pain
- Constipation issues
- Irritable Bowel Sydrome
- Painful bladder syndrome/ Interstitial Cystitis
- Prolapse (rectocele, cystocele, uterine prolapse)
- Issues during or after pregnancy
- Getting in shape after having a baby
- Returning to sex after having a baby
- Issues during of after cancer treatment
- Issues after bowel, bladder or uterine surgery
The biggest hurdle in seeking therapy is the fear of broaching the topic. Our pelvic floor specialists are warm, friendly, capable and discreet. They can help you to improve the quality of your life by developing an individualized plan of care.
Lynne Smejkal, PT and Mora Pluchino, PT, DPT treat pelvic floor conditions at Bacharach.
To schedule an appointment with one of Bacharach’s Pelvic Floor PTs call (609) 652-7000 x 5502.