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What is Pelvic Health 

Physical Therapy?

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)

Sexual Dysfunction

Painful/Tight Cesarean Section or Perineal Scarring

Diastasis Recti Abdominis

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Vaginismus

Preparing Body for Labor and Delivery

Vulvar/Vaginal/Clitoral pain

Painful Intercourse or Difficult Vaginal Penetration

Constipation or Straining to Empty Bowels

Coccydynia

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