Pelvic Floor Therapy

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 physical therapists can provide rehabilitation services to manage conditions related pelvic floor disorders including (but not limited to):

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

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

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

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

Our pregnancy and postpartum pelvic rehabilitation services at Penn Therapy & Fitness provide comprehensive treatment for patients who suffer from damage, injury, or dysfunction to the pelvic floor, abdomen, or surrounding muscles and joints that can be painful and disruptive.

Physical therapists specializing in pelvic floor rehabilitation provide care to manage conditions related to pregnancy and postpartum pelvic disorders, including:

  • Constipation
  • Incontinence
  • Pain in the pelvis, hip, abdomen, thigh, SI joint or lower back
  • Pregnancy and post-pregnancy related pain and incontinence
  • Prolapse
  • Pregnancy related muscle weakness, especially abdominal and pelvic muscles
  • Post pregnancy scars and muscle injuries

Comprehensive treatment plan for your specific conditions include:

  • Education for returning to function and former activities
  • Exercises for the pelvic floor, abdominal, back, leg and hip muscles
  • Manual soft tissue release techniques
  • Patient education for self-care techniques
  • Pelvic alignment and muscle energy techniques
  • Pelvic floor muscle coordination and retaining

How to Have a Safe and Active Pregnancy Class

How to Have a Safe and Active Pregnancy educates pregnant women and new moms on exercise and fitness during and after pregnancy. This monthly program offers guidelines for exercise during pregnancy, including specific exercises and ways to move to avoid injury. This course highlights activities to avoid and warning signs to stop exercise, as well as postural changes and their effect on your overall well-being.

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Navigating the Fourth Trimester: Your Postpartum Body and Health

Join us for this class, as instructors educate women in the postpartum phase in some of the most common causes of musculoskeletal and pelvic floor dysfunction following pregnancy and delivery. This course will offer tips and advice on management of these conditions as well as some helpful guidance on returning to physical activity.  

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Restore Your Pelvic Floor Class

This class/workshop will teach you about the role of the pelvic floor, the importance of coordinated breathing, and exercises/strategies to help. Begin a practice of integrating pelvic floor awareness, movement and strength into your life.

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