Pelvic floor physical therapy is a specialty within the broader field of PT that requires continued education and training. I have had extensive continuing education and training in pelvic floor physical therapy through Herman & Wallace: The Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. Treating patients who have symptoms related to the pelvic floor is a passion that runs deep for me. I understand the impact these symptoms can have on people’s lives every single day and how alone you can feel when dealing with them. The first step in the pain relief process is understanding what is going on and how your symptoms can be treated in a conservative manner. I will explain the treatment process, what you can expect and answer any other questions you might have to ensure comfort and ease during this difficult time.
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (PFD) refers to a wide range of disorders of the pelvic floor caused by muscles that are either too tight or too weak, or a range of issues related to the joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves that are within the pelvic area. Symptoms related to PFD include, but are not limited to general pelvic pain, pain with intercourse, pain with urination or defecation, and urinary and fecal incontinence. Pelvic floor physical therapy is a specialty within the broader physical therapy field that requires continued education and training. We have had extensive continuing education and training in pelvic floor physical therapy through Herman & Wallace: The Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute as well as the American Physical Therapy Association: Section on Women’s Health.
Below you will find a description of common pelvic floor dysfunctions that we can treat at Verity Physical Therapy & Wellness.
The pelvic floor muscles play a large part in our ability to produce strength and power in athletic activities. If dysfunction is occurring in the pelvic floor and leading to pain, an athlete will not be able to perform to their fullest potential.
Women’s bodies are put through a lot of stress during pregnancy and the postpartum times. Pain and dysfunction that arise during or after pregnancy can all be treated and improved through treatment at Verity Physical Therapy & Wellness.
Leaking urine with a sneeze, cough, laugh or with exercise is common but should not be treated as “normal”. Reduce your leaking with treatment at Verity Physical Therapy & Wellness.
Dyspareunia can be very straining physically and mentally. With treatment by a pelvic floor specialist you can reduce your symptoms and end the vicious cycle of pain-anxiety-tightening-pain and return to the sex life you desire.
Many children suffer from pelvic floor dysfunctions such as painful constipation, withholding habits or incontinence. Treating these dysfunctions with behavioral therapy and pelvic floor muscle training can vastly improve a child’s life personally and socially.
Constipation and fecal incontinence are pelvic floor dysfunctions that seem opposite but can both be due to weakness and/or dyssynergic pelvic floor muscle function.
Please contact Verity with any questions you may have regarding women's health treatments.