Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
Pelvic rehabilitation is an effective method for treating pelvic pain and pelvic muscle dysfunction, as well as back or pelvic pain and associated disorders resulting from pregnancy and the postpartum period. Our goal is to reduce pain, increase function, and restore quality of life.
Pelvic Rehabilitation for Men and Women
Chronic pelvic pain and its associated symptoms can be truly disabling. Urinary incontinence, chronic constipation, tailbone pain, pain with intercourse, and other types of pelvic dysfunction can severely limit your ability to live life the way you want.
These problems also have something else in common – all can be caused by musculoskeletal problems or imbalances within the pelvis.
It is possible to significantly minimize symptoms and restore quality of life with proper treatment of pelvic musculoskeletal dysfunction, even if your pelvic problems are caused by a disease like endometriosis or nonbacterial prostatitis.
We also understand that pain – or even the fear of pain – can lead to apprehension and anxiety.
Pelvic Floor Conditions We Treat
- Chronic or subacute pelvic pain
- Urinary incontinence or urinary urgency/frequency/retention
- Interstitial cystitis (bladder pain syndrome)
- Low back or hip pain, despite previous treatment
- Tailbone pain (coccydynia)
- Rectal, groin, buttock, or hip pain
- Testicular pain
- Piriformis syndrome
- Sacroiliac joint pain or dysfunction
- Vulvar/vaginal pain syndromes
- Chronic nonbacterial prostatitis
- Pain associated with endometriosis or fibroids
- Pelvic pain after hysterectomy or other pelvic surgery
- Pelvic pain after genitourinary cancer or radiation treatment
- Pain associated with sexual intercourse
- Chronic or functional constipation
- Fecal/bowel incontinence
- Pain associated with irritable bowel syndrome
- Chronic abdominal or flank pain
Back pain in pregnancy is common, but it is not normal. Pregnant women who suffer severe low back or pelvic pain can have trouble working, sleeping, and taking care of their families. Also, after giving birth, there can be a host of new physical problems that can make it difficult to care for your new baby and get back to living life the way you want. These problems can include urinary incontinence, pain with sexual intercourse, pelvic muscle injuries, and nerve injuries.
Proper treatment can alleviate these conditions and help you enjoy your pregnancy and life with your new baby.
Pregnancy and Postpartum Conditions We Treat
- Back or pelvic pain during pregnancy or following delivery
- Sacroiliac joint dysfunction in pregnancy or postpartum
- Pubic symphysis pain or dysfunction
- Urinary incontinence or other urinary problems during pregnancy or following delivery
- Fecal/bowel incontinence following delivery
- Painful sexual intercourse following delivery
- Pelvic muscle injuries during delivery
- Nerve injuries during pregnancy or delivery
- Neck or back pain with childcare/breastfeeding activities
- Abdominal and scar pain after cesarean section
- Hip, leg, or groin pain or weakness during pregnancy or following delivery
Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Team
Diagnosis and treatment are administered by an experienced and skilled team of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physicians who specialize in treating disorders of the muscle, bone, and nerves. They are joined by a staff of certified, specially trained therapists who are experts at working with patients who are suffering from pelvic pain and dysfunction and musculoskeletal problems related to pregnancy and the postpartum period.