A program led by physical therapists trained to help patients who have:
- urinary incontinence
- urinary frequency
- pain in the lower back, pelvis, or genitals,
- decreased pelvic floor activation
- diastasis recti
- scar management
- pregnancy/post-partum related pain and incontinence
- body mechanics during pregnancy and post-partum
In many cases, patients are able to return to their everyday activities with increased ease and decreased pain following physical therapy.
What to expect your first visit:
The therapist will greet you in the waiting room and then bring you to a treatment room for increased privacy. During your initial visit, you and your therapist will discuss what you are coming in for and what your goals are for treatment. The therapist will then ask several questions so they can obtain a thorough medical history and ensure that they have a complete understanding of your impairments. Following this, the physical therapist will look at your posture, strength, flexibility, range of motion, and evaluate your body mechanics. If indicated, the therapist may ask for your permission to perform an internal examination to assess the pelvic floor musculature. An internal exam consists of the therapist placing one finger vaginally or rectally to evaluate internal muscle strength and tenderness. This is only performed with the consent of the patient. This means that you are able to say you would not like this done or you can say you would like to stop at any time. A chaperon can also be requested for increased comfort. At the end of the session you and your therapist will make a treatment plan so that you can return to your prior level of function.