Pain in your pelvis can stand in the way of doing the things you need and want. But you can do something about it. The physical therapists in our pelvic pain program can teach you how to manage this distressing problem. Less pain means more freedom to enjoy life. And it doesn't matter if you're a man or a woman. No matter your gender, we have therapists who specialize in women's pelvic health and others who focus on men's needs.
Your pelvis isn't just the bones between the bottom of your spine and the tops of your thighs. It includes your hips and lower back, plus your abdominal and sexual organs. Then there are the core muscles that keep you upright. And after that, the muscular sling (also known as the pelvic floor). The pelvic floor, the floor to your core, is a layered sling that supports and controls your sexual, bladder and bowel function and controls urine flow.
Our pelvic physical therapists are specially trained to improve pain in any of these areas. For instance, we treat pain that occurs during pelvic exams, activities such as sex, and while putting in a tampon. The same goes for pain that flares while walking or sitting, or from wearing certain clothing like jeans or underwear. Pelvic physical therapists also help ease tailbone pain (known as coccydynia) and back pain from osteoporosis-related fractures in the spine.
But our expertise doesn't end there. We have extensive experience treating conditions such as constipation, sexual difficulties, and painful bladder syndrome, called interstitial cystitis.
Are the after-effects of surgery, prostate cancer treatment or pregnancy keeping your joints or muscles in your pelvis from working properly? Our therapists help you retrain them to function better.