Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

The Treatment You Need and The Privacy and Respect You Deserve.

South County Physical Therapy, Inc. (SCPT) specializes in pelvic floor dysfunction through pelvic floor rehabilitation services that focus on the assessment and treatment of incontinence issues and various pelvic pain conditions. Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy addresses the muscles of the pelvic floor and may include specific manual techniques to improve tissue and muscle function. Therapeutic exercises for the core and pelvic floor are also key parts of rehabilitation.

SCPT’s program is for both male and female clients and offers a unique plan that addresses pelvic floor rehabilitation. Treatment begins with a comprehensive evaluation, which may include a specific evaluation of your pelvic floor muscles through transvaginal and/or transrectal assessment based on individual needs, and the use of a vast array of treatment modalities, which may include biofeedback, exercise prescription, neuromuscular stimulation, patient education, and functional training. In general, visits are once weekly for an average of eight to 12 sessions.

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Programs

  • Bladder control/continence management
  • Mild/moderate pelvic organ prolapse
  • Voiding dysfunction
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Constipation/pelvic floor dyssynergia
  • Chronic prostatitis/male chronic pelvic pain
  • Female pelvic pain syndromes
  • Post-menopausal conditioning
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Coccyx pain
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Pregnancy/postpartum

Your First Appointment: Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your appointment, to allow ample time for your visit. Dress in loose, comfortable clothing. During this visit, a detailed history and a physical examination will be performed, which may include a specific evaluation of your pelvic floor muscles through transvaginal and/or transrectal assessment. The therapist will review the exam’s findings and establish a plan of care with you.

Treatment Visits: Visits are generally scheduled once a week with a therapist for an average of eight to 10 sessions, and sessions are usually 30 minutes. Due to the personal nature of the treatment sessions, we strongly recommend that minor children do not accompany you during your visit.

Treatment Considerations: For the internal biofeedback program, you may be required to purchase a sensor for your private use, which you will bring to your sessions. If your insurance does not cover the cost of the sensor, you will be notified prior to your first treatment visit. If you are participating in the internal biofeedback program and suspect you have an active yeast infection, vaginal infection, active hemorrhoid, or urinary infection (bladder or kidney), you may need to reschedule your appointment. Use of internal biofeedback sensors during these medical situations can adversely affect these conditions. Heavy menstruation will impair use of the biofeedback sensor as well, and the appointment should be rescheduled.