Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

The pelvic floor muscles provide a network of support for the organs in the lower abdominal region including the bladder, rectum and sexual organs. Sometimes the muscles and other tissues in this region can become weakened, irritated, or overly contracted leading to discomfort and problems with everyday activities. Therapists specially trained in pelvic floor rehabilitation can address a variety of problems including, but not limited to, bowel and bladder incontinence, vulvodynia and coccydynia, painful intercourse and post-operative prostatectomy issues. Therapeutic exercise, manual therapy and EMG (muscle) biofeedback can often be helpful in treating pelvic floor problems. For more information, see Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation – Specialized Programs for Women and Men.