Pelvic issues are caused by:


  • Post surgical issues (for example, prostrate surgery, hysterectomy, abdominal surgeries and more)

  • Excessive pressure on the scrotal or penile region or muscle strains (such as a groin pull)

  • Pregnancy and childbirth, when changing hormone levels can affect the muscles and cause the joints to become more "loose"

  • Pelvic joint problems

  • Muscle weakness or imbalance within the muscles of the pelvic floor, trunk, or pelvis

  • Lack of coordination in the muscles that control the bowel and bladder

  • Tender points in the muscles of the pelvic floor

  • Pressure on one or more nerves in the pelvis

  • Weakness in the muscles of the pelvis and pelvic floor

  • Scar tissue after abdominal or pelvic surgery, such as a C-section or episiotomy (incision), or as a result of a tear in the vaginal area

  • Pelvic organ prolapse, a shift in the position of the pelvic organs


How Can Stay Fit Help?

Based on the examination results, your physical therapist will select from treatments designed to reduce muscle tightness, improve your muscle strength, and improve how you use your muscles—which in turns helps reduce your pain and increase your ability to perform your roles in the home, in the community, and at work.  Our Pelvic Floor specialists will treat:

  • Urge incontinence (frequently urinating)

  • Stress incontinence (urinated when coughing or sneezing)

  • Prolapse -

  • Pain with intercourse

  • Pelvic Pain


How Is It Diagnosed?

Your physical therapist will perform an examination to identify the causes of your pelvic pain and any joint problems, muscle tightness or weakness, or pinched nerves. Your therapist also will determine whether you should be referred to a physician for additional tests.


Strengthen Your Muscles and Make Them Work Better for You

Your physical therapist will:

  • Teach you how to do relaxation exercises.

  • Show you how to "find" the right muscles and use them correctly.

  • Use pelvic-floor exercises to help you strengthen your muscles so that they can properly support the pelvic organs. Pelvic-floor exercises include "kegels," in which you gently squeeze the sphincter muscles and squeeze the buttocks, thighs, and stomach muscles.

  • Instruct you in exercises to stretch and strengthen other important muscles and retrain them so that they work together normally.


Although all physical therapists are prepared through education and experience to treat a variety of conditions or injuries, our physical therapist have specialized and are experienced in treating both male and female people with  pelvic floor issues.  Call us today at 847.STAY FIT or click here to request an appointment online.



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