At our Physical Therapy practice, we are committed to providing excellent women's health care. We provide specialized pelvic floor therapy for pelvic floor dysfunction, MomStrong to help new moms get back to their pre-pregnancy strength and mobility, and postpartum therapy to help with the healing process after childbirth. Our team of highly trained therapists are here to help you get back to your active lifestyle.
Women's Pelvic Health Therapy
Women's Pelvic Health at Zion Physical Therapy
At Zion Physical Therapy, we take pride in being leaders in the field of both Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health. Whether you are suffering from bowel, bladder or sexual dysfunction, recovering from a pelvic surgery, in the prenatal or postpartum period, or coping with chronic pelvic pain, we are here to help you. We offer 45 minute 1 on 1 evaluations and follow-up sessions conducted in private treatment rooms to discuss and assess the injury or condition that you are experiencing in order to design the treatment plan best suited for your recovery and well-being.
What is Pelvic Floor Dysfunction?
PFD (pelvic floor dysfunction) is a term used to describe pain in the pelvis and/or disruption of bowel, bladder or sexual function due to restrictions of the muscles and nerves of the pelvis.
The pelvis is a bony bowl-shaped structure which holds the organs of digestion, elimination, and sexual function. The pelvic floor muscles (PFM) are located at bottom of the bowl, attaching like a sling from the pubis in the front to the coccyx in the back. These muscles help support the abdominal viscera, maintain continence (bladder and fecal), enhance sexual function and assist in core/trunk stability.
Pelvic floor dysfunction refers to a wide range of symptoms that occur when the muscles of the pelvic floor are weak and/or tight. This may be due to an impairment of the sacroiliac joint, low back, coccyx or hip joint which could be secondary to a previous surgery, a trauma such as a fall, pregnancy, childbirth, or poor posture. A thorough physical therapy evaluation of the musculoskeletal system can determine the cause of these dysfunctions and then provide treatments to correct them.
Women’s Health Specialists
Throughout the lifespan, women can experience pelvic floor dysfunction in the form of symptoms such as urgency, frequency, leaking/incontinence, sexual symptoms such as pain with sex, tampon insertion and GYN exams, thinning of vaginal tissue during and post menopause, and bowel symptoms such as constipation, urgency, rectal pain, and incontinence. The musculoskeletal components of these dysfunctions are easily addressed by one of our pelvic health PT specialists who have specialized training beyond earning their DPT degree through coursework with the Herman and Wallace Institute, the Women's Health Section of the APTA and various organizations focusing on specific skills to address musculoskeletal causes of urinary, sexual and bowel dysfunction in addition the prenatal/postpartum population and pelvic pain.
Our philosophy at Zion Physical Therapy is to educate patients first on how physical therapy works to help specific symptoms, answer any questions you may have, then ask your permission before we physically evaluate and treat.
Many women seek the help of a pelvic health Doctor of Physical Therapy in the postpartum period. Zion Physical Therapy's postpartum program is designed to address each individual’s specific needs. Every pregnancy and delivery, whether it's a vaginal delivery or C-Section, is different and presents unique challenges. Zion Physical Therapy can help to:
MomStrong Is An Individualized Fitness Program Because Each Woman Is Unique In Their Goals And Abilities.
It is Designed for:
Moms who are athletes looking to get back to their prior level of fitness training
Moms who are struggling with pain or injury and want to re-introduce exercise back into their lives
Moms who are pain-free and just want some extra help to feel comfortable again in their own skin
Restore muscle function
Reduce lower back or pelvic pain
Resolve diastasis rectus abdominus
Eliminate urinary or fecal incontinence
Teach how to properly care for your new baby with the correct posture (bathing, feeding, changing etc.)
Improve pelvic floor strength and function
Get back into a physical or fitness routine safely and progressively
Address other postpartum related issues
Our team is specially equipped to help you meet those goals. At Zion Physical Therapy, you can be confident in regaining your strength, improving your function, and taking control of your new life in a safe and healthy way.
Come on your own or bring your baby with you - don’t let anything stop you from achieving your personal goals!