What is pelvic floor rehab?
Do I have a pelvic floor pain?
Everyone has a pelvic floor! According to the National Health and Nutritional Exam Survey, 1 in 3 American women reported at least one pelvic floor disorder in the last decade. These dysfunctions can be both debilitating and embarrassing. With the rise in awareness and education, conservative treatment can help ameliorate pelvic floor dysfunction including incontinence, organ prolapse and sexual dysfunction. Schedule an evaluation to see how pelvic floor PT can help you!
About Our Therapist:
All too often, women are embarrassed to address their pelvic pain, or are even told that it is simply “normal” with age or after giving birth. Bottom line – pain is our body’s way of telling us something is NOT working correctly. Carly was inspired by experiences from her patients, family and friends and acknowledged the dearth of conservative care options for this population.
Carly has and continues to grow her knowledge of Women’s Health and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation through the renowned Herman and Wallace Institute. She is a proud member of the Women’s Health section of the American Physical Therapy Association, the International Continence Society and the International Urogynecology Association. Carly is a certified Pre and Post Natal Exercise Specialist through the Fit For Birth Method.
Carly provides a safe and non-judgmental environment and is passionate about helping patients live happier, healthier lives!
Just like any other muscles, the pelvic floor can be weak, overactive, uncoordinated or have trigger points. Treatment may include myofascial release, strengthening, down-training techniques, motor control and biomechanics training. Biofeedback is a tool we can use to retrain your muscles and your motor control – remember, the pelvic floor can be weak, but also overactive!
The Initial Evaluation typically runs about 60 minutes with your physical therapist. You will review past medical history, as well as history leading to your primary complaint. An orthopedic exam will be assessed to clear all external musculoskeletal structures surrounding the pelvic floor including the hips, lumbar spine and sacroiliac joint. It may be necessary to have the therapist perform and internal evaluation which is performed by observing and/or palpating the perineal region including the vagina and/or rectum. Skin condition, reflexes, strength, muscle tone, and PF function will be assessed: these tests and measures are necessary to arrive at the appropriate diagnosis and prognosis.
Our goal and approach is to provide patients with the best functional customized treatment plans- with emphasis on personalized attention and commitment to excellence that distinguish MAYWOOD PHYSICAL THERAPY AND Rehab Center as one of the premier providers of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in Bergen County, New Jersey.