Pelvic Floor Therapy
At St. Luke’s, we treat patients with pelvic floor dysfunctions,
which are problems that consist of pain and disruption of bladder, bowel
and/or sexual function due to restrictions of the muscles and nerves of
the pelvis. Through pelvic floor therapy, our goal is to minimize side
effects and to encourage patients to have the best quality of life possible.
Our team of physical and occupational therapists treat patients with pelvic
floor dysfunctions through education, manual therapy, biofeedback, neuromuscular
stimulation as well as internal and external palpations and treatment.
Can Pelvic Floor Therapy help you?
Are you experiencing any of the following? If you answer yes to any of
these then Pelvic Floor Therapy can help.
- Stress incontinence—the loss of urinary control with physical activity
- Urge incontinence—a strong urge to urinate that is uncontrollable
- Frequency—the need to go to the bathroom often
- Nocturia—the need to go to the bathroom too often at night
- Sexual dysfunctions—painful intercourse, vaginismus, vestibular pain,
erectile dysfunction, testicular and penile pain/numbness
- Bowel disorders—constipation, incontinence, straining and rectal pain
- Prolapse—cystocele, rectcele and uterine
Pelvic Floor Therapy can also help bladder problems associated with:
- Pre and post pregnancy
- Colon surgery
- Pelvic trauma
- Erectile dysfunction
- Being an elite athlete