“I don’t want to sound cliché, but after my first visit I had drastic improvement in my symptoms.”
APPROACH

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Our unique and proven approach revolves around personalizing treatment specific to your needs.

We utilize an entire range of safe and effective techniques, modalities, and treatments, with most revolving around manual therapy techniques—a unique aspect of physical therapy that has proven to be profoundly effective. It includes:

Biofeedback

Guided

Exercise & Strengthening

Treatments
May
Include

Myofascial Release

Connective Tissue Manipulation

Trigger Point Release

Visceral Manipulation

Functional Dry Needling

External & Internal Soft Tissue Mobilization

You will always receive one-on-one physical therapy. You will never be left alone in a room hooked to a machine, or left in the care of a physical therapy aide or assistant.
A SUCCESS STORY

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This proven medical- and evidenced-based approach paired with the sole focus on pelvic regional diagnoses allows us to deliver unparalleled, life-changing results.

Our patients achieve amazing outcomes every single day—and they do so via a treatment route that is safer, less invasive, and significantly more cost-effective than many traditional care options, such as surgery, prescription pain-killers, or injections.

Thousands of happy patients now living their lives to the fullest are a testament to our approach.

EVALUATION

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During your first appointment, your highly trained therapist will review your medical history and current symptoms.

 

After collecting your subjective history, your therapist will perform a thorough external and internal musculoskeletal examination.

 

The internal assessment is important, as the pelvic floor is involved in many of the diagnoses we treat. If you feel you would like to defer this portion of the evaluation, please indicate this wish to your physical therapist.

 

An evaluation may include some or all of the following:  

  • Postural and structural assessment

  • Connective tissue assessment

  • Myofascial tissue and trigger point release

  • Pelvic floor examination; neural mobility and tenderness, muscle tone, connective tissue mobility, motor control

  • Skin inspection

  • Peripheral, adverse neural tension testing

  • Home exercise program development

  • Family training

  • Education

 

After the evaluation has been completed, your therapist will discuss with you their assessment and treatment plan.

 

You are welcome to bring along another person to any and all physical therapy appointments.

ANATOMY OF PELVIC FLOOR

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TREATMENT & MODALITY  DEFINITIONS

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Biofeedback 


A treatment device that provides instant visual feedback regarding the function of muscles to increase self-regulation, awareness, and control.

 


Connective Tissue Manipulation 


The movement of skin and/or muscles to release tension in the tissue and to increase range of motion. This results in increased blood flow thereby removing toxins, decreasing pain, and ultimately results in more pain-free mobility. 

Electrical Stimulation


Sometimes used to treat stress incontinence, urge incontinence, pain, urinary and/or bowel retention.

 

Lymphatic massage/manual lymphatic drainage

 

Treatment that uses very light pressure with soft pumping movements in the direction of lymph nodes to help increase lymph flow, removing harmful substances from tissues and improving metabolism, which will increase immune function.


Myofascial Release


Fascia is a type of connective tissue that surrounds, separates, and connects muscles, organs, and other soft structures of the body. Myofascial release is application of sustained pressure to reduce fascial restrictions and trigger points to relieve pain, improve range of motion, relax muscles, and relieve neurological dysfunction.

Visceral Manipulation


Adhesions, abnormal tone, or displacement may result in disharmonious movement between internal organs which in turn may lead to chronic irritation and pain. Visceral manipulation uses gentle palpation and manual therapy to evaluate and correct those imbalances.

APPROACH & EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

 

The Pelvic Therapy Specialist's approach was developed by industry-leading healthcare professionals and proven by years of evidence-based research.

It is built on global best practices in physical rehabilitation that combine health science research in pelvic and orthopedic care.​

 
ADDITIONAL PATIENT RESOURCES

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Below are names of various pelvic diagnoses related websites:

American Physical Therapy Association: Women's Health Section
American Urogynecologic Society 
Biofeedback Certification Institute of America American Chronic Pain Association, Inc. (ACPA) 
Endometriosis Association
International Pelvic Pain Society
Interstitial Cystitis Association
Interstitial Cystitis Network
International Organization of Physical Therapists in Women's Health
International Painful Bladder Foundation
International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health
Institute for Women in Pain
Move Forward - Physical Therapy Brings Motion to Life
National Association for Incontinence
National Vulvodynia Association
National Lymphedema Network 
Oprah On Women's Health Physical Therapy
Pelvic Physiotherapy
Prostate Health Guide
Prostatitis Foundation
Health Organization for Pudendal Education
Herman & Wallace - Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute
Serola Biomechanics
Society for Pudendal Neuralgia
Spine Health
The National Pain Foundation 
The Women's Sexual Health Foundation
Vulvar Pain Foundation
Vaginismus

Pelvic Therapy Specialists seeks to educate the community and individuals on musculoskeletal dysfunctions and causes of pelvic pain. Specific medical advice and/or answers to your personal health questions will require a full examination by one of our physical therapists. This website is not intended to be a substitute for a medical evaluation, but rather as an educational resource. 

Copyright @2018 Pelvic Therapy Specialists, PC. All rights reserved.

 

Our clinic serves all of the Denver metro area, including: Boulder, Louisville, Superior, Lafayette, Longmont, Arvada, Westminster, Thornton, Brighton, Erie, Frederick, Firestone, North Denver, Northglenn, Broomfield, Golden, Wheat Ridge, Lyons, Lakewood, Dacono, and Commerce City