Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy (PFPT)
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy is a specialty area of physical therapy concentrating on the muscles of the pelvic floor and focusing on treatment of both women and men with pelvic floor dysfunction.
Our PFPT program is led by a pelvic floor physical therapist who is trained through the American Physical Therapy Association. Learn more about her here.
Patients experiencing the following conditions can benefit from PFPT to address underlying muscle weakness, muscle spasm, and soft tissue restrictions:
- urinary incontinence
- fecal incontinence
- pelvic organ prolapse
- pain with intercourse (dyspareunia)
- pelvic pain
- generalized strengthening and mobility following abdominal or pelvic surgeries
- pain during and/or after pregnancy
- urinary incontinence after prostate or colorectal cancers
In order to schedule an evaluation, you will need a referral placed for PFPT by your doctor. At the evaluation, you will complete a thorough visit, including medical/surgical history, pregnancy history (if applicable), bladder/bowel symptoms, sexual function, pain symptoms, and dietary/lifestyle habits.
Our specialist will next share more about pelvic floor anatomy and how it is related to your chief complaint(s). A pelvic exam is also typically performed on the first day following a verbal explanation of the objective and your consent.
From there, a plan of care will be devised. The frequency of therapy visits is determined based on individualized needs, but treatments are always one-on-one with our specialist. Your treatment plan may include:
- manual therapy to address soft tissue restrictions/muscle spasms
- therapeutic exercise to improve strength and mobility
- biofeedback to improve coordination and proprioception of pelvic floor muscles
- education on behavior modifications and lifestyle changes to optimize bladder and bowel function
To schedule an appointment, have your referring provider fax a referral to (937) 578-7891.