Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation involves bladder, bowel and sexual function treatment for men and women, performed by a specifically trained physical therapist in a private, secure and comfortable setting.
Pelvic Pain and Incontinence
Pelvic floor dysfunction includes any abnormal functioning of the pelvic floor. It is a broad term for a variety of problems that can occur when muscles of the pelvic floor are too weak. Pelvic floor muscles may weaken or tear during pregnancy and vaginal childbirth. They also tend to get weaker with age. There may also be impairments of the hip joint, low back, and sacrum. Other causes include surgery, chronic cough, or lack of exercise. Pelvic pain and incontinence of bladder and bowel can be the result of these various problems.
Physical Therapy Can Help
If you have a weak pelvic floor your healthcare provider may recommend that you do a pelvic floor muscle training course. Do your pelvic exercises at least three times a day. Every day, use three positions: lying down, sitting, and standing. You can exercise while lying on the floor, sitting at a desk, or standing in the kitchen. Using all three positions makes the muscles strongest. Be patient. Don't give up. It's just 5 minutes, 3 times a day. You may not feel your bladder control improve until after 3 to 6 weeks. Still, most women do notice an improvement after a few weeks.
Questions about Health Insurance
If you have questions about your covered services towards pelvic floor rehabilitation, please call the physical therapy office at (208) 557-2880 for an insurance estimate.
Pelvic Floor Treatments
Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation consists of manual therapy techniques and electrical stimulation. Our providers take great care into creating a specialized exercise program, including biofeedback for every patient. Each patient will also receive individualized education on lifestyle changes.
We can treat the following areas
Chronic pelvic pain
Abdominal pain / bloating / cramping
Pain with pregnancy
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Vaginal vault prolapse