To schedule an appointment with our therapists, who offer more than 10 years of combined experience, call 814-467-3465.
There’s hope! Pelvic Physical Therapy may help you.
Did you know that one in three women and as many as one in four men will experience some type of pelvic floor dysfunction? You are not alone, and there is help!
The “pelvic floor” refers to the bones, muscles, and connective tissues that are located at the bottom on the pelvis. The pelvic floor muscles have an important role in postural stability, bladder and bowel control, and sexual function. If these muscles are weak, tight, or in spasm, than bladder, bowel, or pain symptoms can result.
Because the pelvic floor interacts with so many different body systems, pelvic physical therapy is different than other types of therapy. We will give you exercises to do at home, and we may also make recommendations about nutrition, sleep, building your support system, and having fun!
Our goal is to empower you with all the tools you need to confidently take charge of your pelvic health.
On your first visit, we will have a discussion about your symptoms. We will talk about the many things that can contribute to your symptoms (Yes—pain and urgency DO get worse with increased stress!).
You will then receive a thorough examination of your spine, belly, hips, and pelvis. We may perform an internal examination, as this helps us to determine the presence of weakness, tightness, or spasm in the pelvic floor muscles.
If you are not comfortable having an internal pelvic floor examination the first visit, or at all, you may choose to have an external examination of the pelvic floor muscles performed.
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