Pelvic Health Considerations

Urinary incontinence (UI) is common. 65% of women and 30% of men experience UI. That DOES NOT mean it is a normal part of aging. The good news is physical therapy can cure (yes cure) incontinence. But only ~30% of people with UI seek help simply because they don't know it exists.

 

Pelvic physical therapy is not and should not just involve internal exams. The pelvic exam is one way to gather information and data. In many cases, an internal exam is not necessary to improve your quality of life. If you are not comfortable with an internal pelvic exam, then there is no reason for one to be performed.

 

Pelvic problems are not exclusive to women. Men have pelvises and challenges with pelvic health as well. UI and sexual dysfunction are two common conditions and significantly impact quality of life. These problems are often (but not always) consequences of treatment related to prostate cancer. Whatever the reason, know that physical therapy can help.

Pelvic rehab is not just Kegels. They are one tool among many in pelvic rehab. In any therapy program the assessment to determine the specific cause of the problem is key. This can dictate the appropriateness of a particular intervention. For example, poor coordination rather than weakness, is a common culprit that will resolve when addressed appropriately.

Common Conditions

  • Urinary Incontinence

    • Functional​

    • Stress

    • Urge

    • Mixed (Stress + Urge)

  • Pelvic Pain​

  • Prostatectomy Prehab/Rehab

  • Fecal Incontinence

  • Constipation

  • Diastasis Recti

  • Sexual Dysfunction

  • Low Back Pain

  • SI Joint Pain

  • Pregnancy Related Pain

  • Post-Partum Recovery

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Address: 1942 Raymond Dr, Northbrook, IL

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