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Pelvic Floor Therapy

Therapy for Men and Women

Pelvic floor disorders can contribute to a number of conditions including urinary and fecal incontinence, constipation, elimination dysfunctions and a number of pain syndromes. At Flex we understand how much these affect your life and offer a comprehensive approach to treatment in a confidential, comfortable environment.

Incontinence (loss of bladder or bowel control)

Urinary and fecal incontinence are often the result of pelvic floor weakness which can occur in association with low back and hip conditions. In women this may also be associated with childbirth or menopause. Men may experience urinary incontinence following prostate surgery. Proper exercise of the pelvic floor muscles can dramatically improve, even cure, this condition. Biofeedback provides patients with a visual picture of how well the muscles are working to assist with learning the exercises and making them more effective. Dietary and lifestyle changes are also considered.

physical therapists works with a patient

Bowel Problems

Chronic constipation and elimination dysfunctions such as outlet obstruction often involve pelvic floor muscle tension and an inability to coordinate muscle action. These conditions can be improved with visceral manipulation, pelvic floor relaxation and muscle re-training.

Pelvic Pain

Both men and women may experience pelvic pain in association with conditions such as pelvic muscle tension, pudendal neuralgia, interstitial cystitis, or post surgical restrictions. Muscle and joint problems in the low back, sacroiliac joints and hips can also affect pelvic floor muscles and contribute to pain. Women may also experience vulvadynia, vestibulits, vaginismus, or dypareunia (pain with sex,) while men can have pain from chronic prostatitis. Treatment consists of a variety of techniques such as therapeutic exercise, manual therapy including visceral manipulation, myofascial and trigger point release as well as biofeedback, electrical stimulation, and ultrasound.

Coccydynia or tailbone pain?

Coccyx pain can result from childbirth injury, a fall or other trauma. This is treated in conjunction with the pelvic floor, sacroiliac joints and other pelvic dysfunction.