What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?
The pelvic floor is a very important part of the core and the functioning of the entire body. Similar to spasms and weakness in other muscles, we can also experience this in the pelvic floor muscles. This can cause pelvic pain and bladder incontinence to name a few issues. Addressing both the flexibility and strength of these muscles is very important for full recovery and can provide freedom from pain and discomfort for many patients. Pelvic floor physical therapy is not necessarily exclusive to women.
Pregnancy and Post-Partum Care
We provide education and treatment for any low back pain, pelvic pain, as well as working to maintain a health pregnancy. We also work with women in the post-partum phase including recovery from diastasis rectii, c-section care, and any low back or pelvic pain"
Who can benefit from Pelvic Floor Physical therapy?
Patients with various pelvic floor issues including but not limited to:
- Urinary incontinence
- Pelvic muscle spasm
- Pelvic floor dysfunction
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Pregnant Women
- Post-partum Women
- Diastasis Rectii
What is a typical treatment session?
Treatment sessions consist of pelvic floor muscle training, trigger point release and functional exercise. These treatments have been shown to improve a variety of issues regarding pelvic floor dysfunction.
Please note that women's health services are available at our Penfield Location
• Dan’s directions are clear. I almost always know what he wants me to do. When I don’t, he is aware of that and tells me in another way.
• Dan explains the impact on my body of what he asks me to do. I don’t remember anyone doing that before. His explanations help me understand what we are doing and that helps me follow his directions.
• Dan has a subtle but effective way of correcting me. What seems like an off-hand comment as he walks by reminds me what I should be doing. I don’t feel like I have been told I am doing something wrong.
• Dan is concerned that I feel successful. He will modify something he has asked me to do, explaining what to do when I feel I am being pushed too far. That is valuable when I am doing exercises at home. I know how to adjust what I am doing depending on how I feel (see the second bullet).
• Nice guy. I enjoy coming in to see him.
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• I enjoy the Virtual Reality Treadmill and will miss the fun when I am discharged.