Pelvic Health

Did you know physical therapy can reduce or eliminate pain, prevent surgery, and eliminate the need for medication in patients with pelvic pain, incontinence, and pregnancy or post-partum issues?

Pelvic Pain

Redbud’s physical therapists are experts in treating the musculoskeletal system and can treat the following issues associated with pelvic pain:

  • Painful intercourse
  • Pain associated with tampon use or pelvic exams
  • Difficulty with normal activities such as, sitting, rising from a chair, standing or walking
  • Difficulty with recreational activities
  • Chronic constipation or difficulties passing a bowel movement
  • Pain in the groin, buttock, low back, hip, sacroiliac or abdomen

Obstetrical Dysfunction

Pregnant or post-partum women often suffer from pain in the back, shoulder blades, wrists, groin area, and postural changes that may arise during pregnancy or after delivery. High Risk pregnancies often require bed rest. Physical therapy treatments are individually prescribed and may include gentle exercise, position and relaxation training, manual therapy, and postural retraining. Education for strengthening and endurance are included for after delivery.

Redbud offers outpatient care for women that is designed to reduce uncomfortable symptoms related to pregnancy such as:

  • Headaches and migraines
    Tingling in the arms or hands
    Back and neck pain
  • Hip, groin or leg pain and numbness
  • Painful intercourse
  • Post-delivery abdominal or vaginal pain
  • Painful menses as a result of C-section surgery
  • Diastasis recti (tearing of the connections between the abdominal muscles)

Incontinence

Incontinence is the loss of bladder or bowel control resulting in the leakage of urine or stool. One cause may be pelvic floor weakness with subsequent loss of the muscular support for the bladder, uterus, or rectum. Types of urine incontinence may be called stress, urge, or frequency. Typical treatments include electrical stimulation, biofeedback, and exercise with or without vaginal weights.

Symptoms may include:

  • Leaking small amounts of urine with laughing, sneezing, running, etc.
  • Constant desire to urinate.
    Pain or discomfort with urination.
  • Inability to fully empty the bladder.
  • Using the bathroom more than 6 to 8 times a day.

Evaluation Includes:

  • Complete review of your related medical history and current symptoms.
  • Physical exam of your pelvic floor muscle strength and coordination.
  • Bladder diary assessment.
  • Screening for postural and lower extremity flexibility deficits that may contribute to incontinence.

Free Screen on Us

We offer complimentary screens at all RPT locations. If you’ve been dealing with a nagging injury or persistent pain, don’t wait any longer.

How does Redbud help?

Redbud provides a very soothing and private environment for all pelvic health patients. Initially, your physical therapist will examine abdominal muscles, neck, back, hip, SI join and pubic symphasis to look for issues brought on by surgery, pregnancy, or deconditioning. Each patient will begin a unique treatment plan; some common interventions include:

  • Gentle exercise
  • Stretching and strengthening
  • Education on proper posture
  • Manipulation and manual therapy
  • Specific exercises to improve pelvic floor function

The path to healing might be quicker than you expect.

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Here’s what some of our patients had to say

Great service, very knowledgeable. I am progressing faster than I thought I would.

five stars James B. Redbud Patient

I love this place. They make getting stronger and physically better incredibly easy. It’s good to enjoy working this hard!

five stars Pat W. Redbud Patient

Redbud is a relaxing environment and a great team. If you must go to therapy – this is a great place to go!

five stars Carolyn C. Redbud Patient

From my initial visit to my very last PT session, everyone at Redbud PT was welcoming, helpful, and professional.

five stars Coy C. Redbud Patient

Redbud has an excellent staff, they know their business and show great concern for their patients.

five stars Barbara K. Redbud Patient

Schedule a Pelvic Health Consultation

Or call us at (866) 866-3893 to discuss more options.

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