What Are Pelvic Floor Disorders?
The pelvic floor is a set of muscles that support the pelvic organs. Sometimes the muscles weaken or sustain an injury, resulting in pelvic floor disorders, such as overactive bladder or incontinence. Both women and men have pelvic floors.
What is pelvic floor physical therapy?
Pelvic floor physical therapy helps patients regain control of these muscles, just as traditional PT might help someone recovering from a shoulder or knee injury.
What conditions does pelvic floor physical therapy treat?
Some conditions treated by pelvic floor physical therapy include:
- Bladder and bowel issues, such as incontinence, overactive bladder, constipation, IBS
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Pelvic pain related to diagnoses, such as interstitial cystitis, endometriosis, and prostatitis
- Sexual dysfunction
- Pregnancy and postpartum recovery
- Musculoskeletal aches and pains (involving the back, hips, SI joint, groin, abdomen, and sometimes limbs)
If you’re currently seeing one of our board-certified urologists, discuss whether pelvic floor PT might make sense for your condition. For non-GBU patients, you can still receive pelvic floor physical therapy as long as you have a doctor’s referral. Your quality of life matters. Let us help!