Although we most often associate physical therapy with the rehabilitation of the arms, legs and back, Mercy therapists also address your pelvic health.
Your pelvic floor is a group of muscles, ligaments and connective tissues that supports the bladder and rectum and other pelvic organs. In women, these muscles also support the uterus and vagina.
When the pelvic floor muscles aren’t working normally, you can experience:
Mercy physical therapists use strength training, biofeedback, electrical stimulation, manual therapy and behavior changes to promote pelvic floor health. Therapy is often needed before and after pelvic surgeries such as bladder repair, pelvic reconstruction and prostate surgery.
We understand how painful and disruptive pelvic, urinary and bowel movement issues can be. We will work closely with your doctors to develop a personalize treatment plan to correct problems and give you the confidence to get out and live life to the fullest.