How Does Physical Therapy Address Pelvic Health?

Pelvic issues can greatly diminish confidence and quality of life. Your physical therapist will perform an evaluation and develop a plan of care that specifically meets your needs.

Treatments may include: manual therapy for soft tissue dysfunction, specific core muscle strengthening and stress reduction techniques of biofeedback along with patient education about your symptoms and effective techniques that you can complement on your own.

We encourage you to talk to your doctor about Mercy Therapy Services Pelvic Health Program if you are experiencing any of the below symptoms:

  • Urinary leakage, urgency or frequency
  • Post-cancer treatment complications affecting the pelvis
  • Chronic pelvic floor burning or irritation
  • Constipation
  • Fecal leakage
  • Postpartum pain
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Painful bowel movements
  • Difficulty sitting for normal periods of time
  • Pain in the tailbone or pubic bone
  • Muscle weakness of the pelvic floor, trunk or pelvis
  • Scar tissue after abdominal surgery, such as C-section or tearing in vaginal area
  • Need for specialty garments
  • Inability to completely empty bladder
  • Frequent urinary tract infections

Ask your physician to put in an order for Therapy Pelvic Health.