Pelvic health is a specialized branch of physical therapy that treats conditions unique to men and women’s sexual/reproductive health and bladder & bowel functioning. The muscles, fascia, connective tissues, and nerves of the pelvic floor not only support the position of the bladder, bowel, and reproductive organs in men and women but also optimize their functioning. Anatomically, the pelvic floor is connected to the tip of the spine (tailbone) and the hips on either side, acting as a trampoline. It supports the structures sitting above, and therefore any dysfunction of the pelvic floor can disrupt the performance of these organs and stability of the pelvic ring. This may cause a variety of conditions such as urinary/fecal incontinence, urinary urgency/frequency, constipation, and back/pelvic pain.
What To Expect
We use an individualized and integrated approach to treat pelvic floor conditions. We understand the complex interplay of various structures and physiological systems involved that can affect the health of the pelvic region. We offer highly skilled manual treatment that involves myofascial release, trigger point release, joint mobilization and visceral manipulation. All these tools have been proven effective in the above mentioned pelvic conditions in peer-reviewed clinical research. We believe in patient empowerment by teaching functional exercises that lead our patients toward independence and sustained success in their journey to full recovery.
We prioritize your privacy and comfort. All sessions take place in a closed-door private room. All our padding and equipment is disposable and organic.
Specialized Advanced Technology
Equilibrium’s Pelvic health program utilizes the most advanced technology including “Surface EMG Biofeedback” and “Electrical Pelvic Floor Stimulation” using specialized Pathway devices. Biofeedback is used by the therapist to specifically up train or down train muscle activity in the pelvic floor with visual cueing from specific muscle activation. A Pelvic Floor Stimulator is a device, much like a TENS unit, that delivers an electrical signal into the tissue of either the vagina or rectum. The two main conditions by which a pelvic floor stimulator is usedvor prescribed are Stress Urinary Incontinence and Urge Urinary incontinence.
Bladder & Bowel Conditions
- Urinary incontinence (stress & urge)
- Fecal incontinence/encopresis
- Urinary urgency/frequency
- Puborectalis dyssynergia/incomplete emptying
- Chronic constipation
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Interstitial cystitis/painful bladder
- Hypertonic pelvic floor
- Pudendal neuralgia
- Obturator syndrome
- Nonbacterial prostatitis
- Testicular pain
- Groin/back/tailbone/pubic/hip pain
- Pain in the perineum
- Pain with ejaculation
- Clitoral pain