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Pelvic floor physical therapy — what to expect

February 3rd, 2020
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Pelvic floor physical therapy can provide enormous benefits for patients who are dealing with problems related to a range of issues affecting this part of the body. Whether you have recently undergone surgery, given birth or suffered an injury affecting the pelvic floor, symptoms including aches, pains, incontinence and constipation can have a severe negative impact on your quality of life. 

Even if you’ve decided to seek treatment, there can still be some anxiety when you first decide to work with a therapist. This is especially true for pelvic floor physical therapy, which takes a hands-on approach to a delicate and painful area. By gaining a more thorough understanding of what to expect from pelvic floor physical therapy, we hope you can become more confident and engaged as you seek relief. 

Meeting with a therapist for pelvic floor treatment

When you meet with a physical therapist at an initial appointment, here’s what you can typically expect: 

  • A review of your medical and treatment history
  • Discussion of your symptoms and how they are affecting your lifestyle
  • Physical examination to identify painful areas 
  • Movement and posture tests

 

The goal of pelvic floor physical therapy is to increase the functioning of your pelvic floor through a combination of treatments including strengthening exercises, active and passive stretches, and manual therapy. Since this area works to hold in and support critical vital organs in the lower body, taking steps to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles can help patients improve symptoms and regain mobility.

Finding a pelvic floor physical therapist you can trust

Successful pelvic floor physical therapy is almost always built on clear communication and trust between patient and therapist. At Rehab Access, our therapists are not only highly experienced but have a touch for making patients feel at ease and comfortable with their treatment. We understand that pelvic floor issues are difficult enough without having to deal with anxiety about your treatment. When you come to us, you can expect compassion and a higher level of care. 

To learn more about what you can expect from us and to schedule your initial appointment, please contact us today.

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