Pelvic Floor Disorders

 

Damage or injury to the pelvic floor can be painful and disruptive. Weakened muscles, ligaments and nerves in the abdomen can cause pelvic floor disorders, especially in women, which can also be challenging to diagnose. Left untreated, these disorders may significantly affect a patient’s day-to-day life.

Penn Therapy & Fitness therapists can provide rehabilitation services to manage conditions related pelvic floor disorders including (but not limited to):

  • Constipation
  • Incontinence
  • Pain in the pelvis, hip, abdomen, thigh or lower back
  • Overactive bladder

Pelvic floor physical therapy is also available for women dealing with common issues during and after pregnancy, and has been shown to:

  • Improve energy & sleep
  • Improve constipation, leg cramps, bloating & swelling
  • Improve mood & posture
  • Help control gestational diabetes
  • Shorten labor
  • Add muscle while controlling weight gain

Penn Therapy & Fitness therapists work with you to create a customized treatment plan including an exercise and education plan, focused on how to independently manage symptoms to reduce discomfort. We offer a variety of treatment options symptoms of a pelvic floor disorders, including an evaluation of the pelvic floor and associated muscles and structures, and biofeedback.

Your Penn Therapy & Fitness therapist will work with you to develop a rehabilitation plan that’s right for you, including:

  • Exercises for the pelvic floor, abdominal, back, leg and hip muscles
  • Hot or cold application for pain relief
  • Biofeedback training
  • Dilator training
  • Education on dietary changes
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Patient education
  • Pelvic Muscle Training
  • Bladder Training
  • Relaxation Exercises
  • Fluid and dietary modification

Our outpatient pelvic floor disorder services are available at the following Penn Therapy & Fitness locations: