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Certified Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

What is Pelvic Floor/Abdominopelvic Rehabilitation?

Pelvic floor rehabilitation addresses disorders associated with the abdomen, pelvis, hips, and pelvic floor muscles. The pelvic floor muscles provide support for the organs in the pelvis, help control bowel and bladder function, play a role in sexual activities, and provide core and postural stability.

Abdominopelvic dysfunction can be caused by a myriad of issues including tightness or weakness of the pelvic floor muscles, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, pregnancy and childbirth, postural problems, aging, surgery to the abdomen, pelvis, or low back, and pre-existing problems with the hip, low back, and/or coccyx. Abdominopelvic issues can be embarrassing, debilitating, and significantly impair quality of life. A trained pelvic health physical therapist can help optimize muscle function and improve quality of life through education, manual therapy, and exercises.

Pelvic Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal/visceral scarring from surgery or trauma

  • Bowel issues

    • Incontinence

    • Constipation

  • Dyspareunia

  • Pelvic organ prolapse

  • Pelvic pain

  • Prenatal and postpartum care 

    • C-section recovery

    • Diastasis recti (separation of the abdominal wall during or following pregnancy)

    • Pain in low back and/or pelvis during or after pregnancy

    • Pelvic floor injury or weakness following childbirth

  • Urinary issues

    • Decreased urine flow

    • Incontinence (can be associated with coughing, laughing, sneezing, or exertion)

    • Urgency (including frequent trips to the bathroom to urinate) 

  • Tailbone/coccyx pain

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