Pelvic Floor Issues
The pelvic floor muscles support the pelvic organs for urination, bowel movements, and sexual function. They act as one of your "core" muscles along with your abdominals, back, and hip muscles, as well as your respiratory diaphragm. Pelvic floor problems are common in both men and women -- but they can be successfully treated with physical therapy. Some of the diagnoses in this category are: urinary incontinence, bowel incontinence/constipation, post-surgical pain for women (e.g. hysterectomy, C-section, cancer treatments), post-surgical pain for men (e.g. hernia, prostate, cancer treatments), dyspareunia, vulvadynia and vaginismus. Treatment may include: exercises, extensive education regarding your unique problem, breathing training, connective tissue manipulation, myofascial release techniques, trigger point release, bowel and bladder retraining, heat and electrical stimulation modalities.
Jodi Reerink, PT, PRC has over 26 years of specialized training and experience in treating all types of integrated low back, hip and pelvic floor disorders. She was awarded an advanced certification in Postural Restoration for demonstrating excellence in this area. Rest assured that the staff at SPT considers your privacy of the utmost importance! All of your pelvic floor care will take place with only your therapist in a one-on-one private setting. However, if you would like to have a partner or confidant present, we always encourage you to bring them to your appointments.