Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?
Pelvic floor physical therapy is a specialty area that provides care for bowel, bladder, and sexual function. Our therapists are uniquely trained in this area of the body to provide comprehensive and sensitive treatment. Pelvic floor physical therapy is for all individuals regardless of how you identify your gender or sexual orientation. Our caring and empathetic pelvic floor physical therapists will walk you through the process. They will collaborate with you to create a mutually agreed upon plan of care.
What to expect in a pelvic floor physical therapy session:
Pelvic floor physical therapy is similar to regular physical therapy. Firstly, your pelvic floor physical therapist will take an in-depth medical history, talk about your current lifestyle, and future goals. Secondly, they will evaluate your movement and assess your strength and mobility. The therapist may suggest an internal exam, but it will never be mandatory. Your preferences are important to us. Your therapist will use this exam to create a customized exercise program just for you. Collaboration on an exercise program that works for your lifestyle is paramount. For example, if you can't fit 30 minutes of exercise into your daily routine, tell us what you can fit in, and we will make it happen!
Are you pregnant or postpartum? Pelvic floor physical therapy is a great first step!
If you're newly pregnant or postpartum and don't know what to expect, we understand. Our pelvic floor physical therapists are specialized in this area and can help you anticipate what to expect. They can review birthing positions, look at your low back pain, or teach you how to kegel. They will prescribe pregnant-appropriate exercises to reduce your current pain and make you strong for labor and delivery! In conclusion, we want to give you the advice and education to feel powerful, assertive, and independent in these challenging life stages.
What can a pelvic floor physical therapist treat (included but not limited to):
- Urinary incontinence
- Painful sex
- Post-prostatectomy incontinence
- Diastasis recti abdominis
- Postpartum recovery from vaginal and cesarean birth
- Prenatal physical therapy
- Exercise in pregnancy
- Anal incontinence
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Pelvic pain
- Pudendal neuralgia
- Interstitial cystitis
At Agile Physical Therapy San Francisco you are a unique individual. Your goals are our goals. Learn why Agile is the best in the business.