What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?
Pelvic floor physical therapy can help men and women with conditions related to weakened pelvic floor muscles. This can include urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, pelvic pain, and sexual health concerns. Pelvic floor physical therapy increases the strength of your pelvic floor muscles. Often, these gains in strength can help improve bladder control, bowel control, sexual health, and reduce pelvic pain.
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Benefits
Pelvic floor physical therapy can help relieve pain and discomfort from conditions like:
- Bladder and bowel disorders
- Urinary incontinence
- Urinary urgency/frequency/retention
- Pelvic pain
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Prostatectomy (pre and post-op)
- Pelvic reconstruction surgery (pre and post-op)
Our Physical Therapist
Laurie Hesch has over 30 years of experience, with almost half of that focused on pelvic floor dysfunction, including incontinence and pelvic pain.
What to expect
Your initial evaluation will include a discussion of your medical history and your goals. It may also include a physical assessment to determine your current strength levels, posture, and any painful areas.
Your therapist will work with you to create a pelvic floor exercise routine you will perform at home and have periodic appointments to monitor your progress.
Is pelvic floor physical therapy covered by insurance?
Insurance often covers pelvic floor physical therapy, but your coverage may require a referral from a doctor. Please check with your insurance prior to scheduling an appointment.
What should I wear to the appointment?
You should wear clothing that gives you free range of motion, similar to what you may wear to exercise. It isn’t necessary to wear work-out gear, but many patients do.
Can I just watch YouTube videos with pelvic floor exercises?
To reach your goals faster, we recommend visiting with a physical therapist. A set of specific exercises tailored to you will give you the best chance of success. Given the time it takes to see results, we would hate for anyone to be wasting time doing exercises that wont help them reach their goals.