Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Improved function can help with pain reduction, improved core stability and pelvic organ support, improved bowel, bladder and/or sexual function and improved quality of life. At Nuvance Health, we’re here to help guide all women across the lifespan to achieve optimal pelvic health well-being. 

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What is pelvic floor physical therapy?

Pelvic floor physical therapy is a specialized treatment approach geared towards addressing changes that may arise in the structures of the pelvic floor. Through various therapies, modalities and lifestyle management, therapists can help reduce the symptoms associated with weakness and/or tightness of the pelvic floor musculature allowing for improved quality of life.
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What is pelvic floor dysfunction?

The pelvic floor is comprised of muscles, ligaments, nerves and connective tissue forming a sling that runs from the pubic bone to the tailbone.

These structures help support your abdominal and pelvic organs, maintain stability of your spine and pelvic girdle and play a key role in bowel, bladder, and sexual function.

Pelvic floor dysfunction occurs when the support structures and/or pelvic organs are not working optimally.

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What are the symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction?

Weakness or tightness of these muscles may manifest as:

  • Urinary and/or fecal incontinence
  • Chronic constipation
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Back and pelvic girdle pain
  • Urinary urgency, frequency or straining to urinate
  • Painful intercourse
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What are the causes and triggers of pelvic floor dysfunction?

Conditions that may produce changes in the pelvic floor musculature are:

  • Pelvic or abdominal surgery
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Inactivity
  • Heavy lifting
  • Menopause
  • Radiation and/or chemotherapy
  • Constipation
  • Chronic cough
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Treatment options for pelvic floor dysfunction at Nuvance Health

Pelvic floor physical therapy encompasses a broad spectrum of evidence-based, individualized treatment options and management strategies including:
  • Nonsurgical treatments
    • Manual therapy, external and/or internal
    • Stretching, strengthening and breathing exercise instruction for core and pelvic girdle conditioning
    • Surface EMG biofeedback
    • Rectal sensory balloon training
    • Pelvic floor muscle re-training
    • Ultrasound imaging for lumbopelvic rehabilitation
    • Bowel and bladder re-training/lifestyle and dietary modifications
    • Postural awareness and body mechanics instruction for new and expectant parents
    • Scar tissue mobilization/myofascial release

Why Choose Us?

Journey to well-being with personalized care.

At Nuvance Health®, we deeply understand the unique health challenges women face, especially concerning pelvic floor well-being. Our dedicated approach prioritizes you, tailoring treatments to your specific needs and ensuring you always feel heard and supported. Why navigate this journey alone? Let's work together for your brighter, healthier tomorrow.
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