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Pelvic Health

WHAT IS PELVIC FLOOR PHYSICAL THERAPY?

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy focuses on the diagnoses and treatment of dysfunction in the pelvis that contributes to bowel, bladder, sexual health, and lumbopelvic pain.

Treatment strategies include manual therapy, behavioral strategies, modalities, therapeutic exercise, self-care strategies, and functional retraining.

WHAT DOES PELVIC FLOOR PT TREAT?

Pelvic floor physical therapy has quite a broad reach in what can be addressed!

Common issues we treat include:

Pelvic/groin pain

Hip and/or back pain

Pelvic pressure

Painful periods

Difficulty voiding

Overactive bladder

Constipation

Core weakness

Pain with sexual activity

Pain with sitting

Pregnancy and postpartum

Post-surgical rehab following hysterectomy or prostatectomy

Bowel or bladder leakage. 

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IS PELVIC FLOOR PT ONLY FOR WOMEN?

Every body has a pelvic floor, therefore, pelvic floor therapy can be for everybody! While typically thought of as a "female only" therapy, or something you do after having a baby. Pelvic issues can arise for men, non-binary, women (even those who have never been pregnant) and children. Here are EVO, we focus on those experiencing issues who are over 18. 

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WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR FIRST VISIT

Your first visit will likely include a lot of talking; pelvic issues can have multiple presentations, therefore, our goal is to make sure we address all concerns. Much like your orthopedic physical therapy evaluations, we will do a movement exam and any necessary special tests. There will also be a posture and breathing assessment, as well as an abdominal wall assessment. Then finally we move to our pelvic floor exam, which is tailored to each patient's need and comfort level. Often times, we also discuss diet, fluid intake, and bathroom habits. From there, we will develop a custom treatment plan to address your symptoms and get you moving better!

What health issues do Pelvic Floor Physical Therapists treat
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