Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation includes treatment for both men and women for a variety of different diagnosis/dysfunction pertaining to the pelvic region of the body. A pelvic floor dysfunction occurs when the muscles of the pelvic floor become weak or tight, and do not function properly. When the pelvic floor is not functioning properly, common symptoms include urinary or bowel leaking, frequent trips to the bathroom, strong sense or urge to use the bathroom, painful intercourse, pain with sitting, and bloating, cramping, and/or constipation….just to name a few! Pelvic floor impairments can go beyond the pelvic floor into muscles of the low back, hip, sacroiliac joint, or even down the legs. Physical Therapy for the pelvic floor is an approach to improve the strength and function of the pelvic floor to help you regain control of your bowel/bladder function. Our Pelvic Rehabilitation Specialists at Apex are specially trained to treat pelvic floor dysfunctions and start a treatment program specifically designed to reach the needs of each patient.
Common Pelvic Dysfunctions
- Incontinence (leakage of bowel or bladder)
- Pelvic Pain
- Prenatal-Postnatal Fitness & Rehabilitation
- Men’s Health (post-prostatectomy)
- Pediatric Bowel/Bladder (Bedwetting)
- Abdominal/Visceral Pain
- Digestive issues
How Does Physical Therapy Help?
Physical Therapy is a key component for those who have any type of pelvic dysfunction. Pelvic Floor Therapists can help you gain control over your bladder/bowels by teaching you techniques to help find the right muscles and activate them correctly. At Apex, pelvic floor rehab goes beyond the traditional kegel exercises looking at possible dysfunctions is other area’s surrounding the pelvic floor that can be contributing to your condition. Be assured that our treatment plan always takes your goals into account. The frequency and duration of physical therapy varies per individual and is estimated on completion of the evaluation.