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Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

What is it?

Pelvic floor Physical Therapy focuses on restoring or maintaining proper function and balance to the pelvic floor and its surrounding structures. The pelvic floor consists of muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues that work together to support and assist in the functioning of the urinary and reproductive systems. When the functioning of the pelvic floor becomes compromised, a variety of symptoms may become apparent. Signs of pelvic floor compromise include: 

  • Urinary urgency or urinary leakage associated with urgency or with certain activities such as coughing, laughing, sneezing, and exercise

  • A feeling of heaviness in the pelvic region

  • Pelvic pain which may include hip, sacral, lower abdominal, and/or vaginal pain

  • Painful sex

If any of the above resonate with you, pelvic floor therapy may be indicated. ​

Abdominal massage

What are some common pelvic floor conditions that are treated with pelvic floor PT?

​The most common pelvic floor conditions treated include (but are not limited to): 

  • Urinary urgency/incontinence

  • Stress incontinence

  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse

  • Painful sex 

  • Constipation

How does it work?

During your first session, a thorough evaluation will be performed which will include a history and physical examination. Depending on your symptoms and clinical presentation, the examination may include:

  • Visual pelvic assessment

  • Manual pelvic assessment 

  • Biofeedback of the pelvic floor 

  • Manual tests and measures of the surrounding hip and sacral region

After the examination, a plan of care specific to your needs and your personal goals will be created. Follow up treatments may be conducted in person or online.

If you have questions about services or would like scheduling assistance please email us at info@rootedmiami.com

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