What is Pelvic Health
Pelvic health physical therapy is an area of physical therapy that focuses on problems related to many important areas of daily function for those who identify as females, males, trans, or other including bowel, bladder, and sexual health. Due to the delicate nature of these issues, this form of physical therapy requires advanced training and specialization.
In many countries, females automatically receive pelvic health physical therapy after childbirth. In the US, females often have to request care and find practitioners on their own. Each new mom should have a postpartum screening with a pelvic health physical therapist.
That said, there are those who have the same diagnoses but have never had children. You are not alone and can be treated.
Common Diagnoses and Conditions Treated:
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Incontinence (Bowel or Bladder)
Painful/Tight Cesarean Section or Perineal Scarring
Diastasis Recti Abdominis
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Preparing Body for Labor and Delivery
Painful Intercourse or Difficult Vaginal Penetration
Constipation or Straining to Empty Bowels
Low Back/Hip/Pubic Bone/Pelvic Girdle Pain During or After Pregnancy/Delivery
Endometriosus/Chronic Pelvic Pain
Post-Surgical Health and Restoration (eg Post-Hysterectomy, Post-Gender Affirming Surgery, Post-Abdominoplasty)
Urinary Urgency/Frequency/Bladder Pain or Sensitivity
Difficulty Returning to Exercise or Strengthening After Baby