Pelvic Physical Therapy

Contact Us

To schedule an appointment with our therapists, who offer more than 22 years of combined experience, call 814-467-3465.

Is Pelvic Physical Therapy right for me?

Do you…

  • Have pelvic pain, rectal pain, scrotal pain, pain with sex, or pain with a gynecological exam?Pelvic Physical Therapy
  • Difficulty controlling gas or leaking when coughing, laughing, lifting, or on the way to the bathroom?
  • Fear with going places or exercising due to pelvic, bladder, or bowel symptoms?
  • Have pain as a result of endometriosis or interstitial cystitis?
  • Have scar tissue after a pelvic or abdominal surgery?
  • Have back or pelvic pain during or after pregnancy?
  • Have pelvic organ prolapse?
  • Difficulty with or painful erections?
  • Painful or difficult bowel movements?
  • Difficulty starting/maintaining the flow of urine?

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!

What is my pelvic floor?

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/core/lumbopelvic 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. Our goal is to empower you with all the tools you need to confidently take charge of your pelvic health and life!

What can I expect the first day?

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, abdomen, 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.

What can I expect during a treatment session?

What we do:

  • Hands on techniques including joint mobilization, myofascial/trigger point release, and scar/soft tissue mobilization
  • Provide information and educational tools to improve your pelvic symptoms/health
  • Instruct you on stretches, inner core/pelvic muscle coordination and strengthening/endurance exercises
  • Teach you self-management techniques to take control of symptoms
  • Offer a comfortable, relaxing environmentPelvic Physical Therapy

What you do:

  • Relaxation and breathing exercises
  • Posture, strength, and flexibility exercises
  • Self-management techniques
  • Follow through with exercises at home. Make a commitment to yourself and your healing—you deserve it!