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Pelvic Floor Therapy

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Pelvic Floor Therapy

Here at Hutch Regional, we offer a non-surgical approach to rehabilitate dysfunctions of the pelvis. Pelvic floor physical therapy can be utilized to treat urinary or fecal incontinence, post-operative weakness, and/or pelvic pain. Our physical therapist also specializes in caring for pregnant or post-partum mothers.

Treatment may include manual therapy techniques to relax tight muscles, therapeutic exercises to stretch and strengthen muscles, modality treatments for pain management techniques, biofeedback treatments to improve body awareness, patient education regarding posture, body mechanics, diet, bowel and bladder health, and postnatal fitness.

Please see below for a more in depth list of diagnoses we may be able to assist you with.

  • Bladder Dysfunction:
    • Urinary incontinence (urge, stress, mixed)
    • Interstitial cystitis
    • Overactive bladder
  • Bowel Dysfunction:
    • Fecal incontinence
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Constipation
    • Pain with defecation
  • Sexual Dysfunction:
    • Dyspareunia (pain with intercourse)
    • Levator Ani Syndrome
  • Pelvic Pain:
    • Pudendal neuralgia
    • Dyspareunia
    • Vulvodynia
    • Vaginismus
    • Groin Pain
    • Coccyx Pain
    • Sacroiliac Pain
  • Post-Surgical:
    • Hysterectomy
    • Caesarean Section
    • Episiotomy
    • Abdominal Surgeries
  • Pregnancy:
    • Low Back Pain
    • Labor Preparation
    • Pain Management
    • Postural Alignment
    • Diaphragmatic Breathing Techniques
  • Post-Partum:
    • Pain Management for Vaginal or Caesarian Deliveries
    • Diastasis Recti
    • Low Back Pain
    • Pelvic Pain
    • Urinary Incontinence
  • Prolapse:
    • Rectocele
    • Cystocele
    • Uterine Prolapse

Please have the following information available when scheduling

  • Patient name
  • Date of birth
  • Name of referring physician
  • Specific diagnosis
  • Physician’s order
  • Insurance information

What will my first visit be like?

At Hutch Regional, you will be in a private treatment room with our pelvic health specialist for the evaluation. A complete review of your medical history and subjective reporting will be taken. A movement assessment will be performed and, if indicated, an internal pelvic floor examination will be performed. The internal pelvic floor examination is done intravaginally and is used to identify how well the muscles inside your pelvis are activating. Once the examination is complete, you and the therapist will go over the results, establish goals for the following treatment sessions, and answer any questions that you may have. Each treatment session is individualized to your specific needs.

How long is each appointment?

The initial evaluation takes approximately 60 minutes. Each follow-up treatment will last between 45-60 minutes. Each session will be one on one the entire time for patient focused care.

How many visits are needed in order to improve?

This is a difficult question to answer without completing the initial evaluation. The number of visits vary based on the individual’s needs and progress. Patient’s are typically seen 1-2 times per week each week for 6-8 weeks depending on your specific diagnosis.