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Treatment of the pelvic floor is a specialized aspect of physical therapy. There is a wide range of issues that can arise from weakness or tightness in the muscles of the pelvic floor or around the organs inside the pelvis such as urinary and bowel frequency, urgency, problems with incontinence, pelvic and low back pain in both males and females.
Problems or diagnoses commonly referred to physical therapy include, but not limited to, the following:
Urinary problems, such as:
Patients typically attend in-office appointments 2-3 times per week for a duration of 12 weeks. Treatment requires manual therapy to external muscles/tissues of the pelvis, lumbosacral spine, coccyx, surgical scars, and other surrounding tissue. This type of therapy can be uncomfortable for some patients.
Therapy also consists of pelvic floor and core muscle strengthening, stretching, relaxation exercises, and manual self-treatment techniques. Patient and therapist create patient specific goals that drive treatment sessions and plan of care, which may include keeping a daily log of all liquids taken, foods eaten, urine/bowel released, whether voluntary or involuntary and difficulty with home exercise programs.
Currently, all manual therapy is performed externally, and if the patient does not show progress or needs internal work, they will be referred to a pelvic health specialist.