“I don’t want to sound cliché, but after my first visit I had drastic improvement in my symptoms.”
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:
Exercise & Strengthening
Connective Tissue Manipulation
Trigger Point Release
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
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.
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
Peripheral, adverse neural tension testing
Home exercise program development
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
TREATMENT & MODALITY DEFINITIONS
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.
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.
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.
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
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)
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
Prostate Health Guide
Health Organization for Pudendal Education
Herman & Wallace - Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute
Society for Pudendal Neuralgia
The National Pain Foundation
The Women's Sexual Health Foundation
Vulvar Pain Foundation
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.