Quiet Forest

PELVIC THERAPY

Do you have concerns regarding any of these areas?

 

  • Loss of bladder or bowel control - accidentally leak urine or stool?

  • Bladder or Bowel urgency or frequency - have difficulty making it to the bathroom in time? 

  • Constipation or difficulty emptying your bowels or your bladder

  • Pain or discomfort in the pelvic area or tailbone

  • Pelvic organ prolapse

  • Difficulty having or enjoying sex

Pelvic floor muscles play an important role in pelvic organ support, bladder and bowel control as well as sexual function. Pelvic floor health can be affected by the following life changes:

 

  • Weight fluctuations

  • Dietary changes

  • Change in activity level or a new exercise program

  • Injury

  • Surgery

  • Cancer treatment

  • Menopause or hormonal changes

  • Pregnancy and delivery

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Natalie Graham, PT

Natalie has worked in acute care, skilled care, rehabilitation and outpatient clinics treating orthopedic and pelvic conditions. She has provided instruction for pelvic floor credentialing classes through the APTA. Her diverse experience serves as a basis for developing superior personalized treatment.

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All of these symptoms can be helped by Physical Therapy.  
 
Don’t let embarrassment or difficulty discussing these issues keep you from seeking treatment.
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Susan Weedall, PT, WCS

Susan has extensive experience treating orthopedic and pelvic health issues regardless of gender expression. Her investment in continuing education serves as an excellent perspective from which to provide skilled individualized treatment, share information and answer questions.

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What to Expect When Coming to Connect PT for Pelvic Wellness

Our goal is to provide you with a treatment plan that takes into account your needs and lifestyle while  empowering you to return to health and activity.

First 50 minute evaluation:
 

Each individual is unique and requires a personalized approach to treatment.  We will listen to your concerns, obtain a thorough medical history and use a physical examination to create a customized treatment plan. The first visit will focus on education and helping you develop a clear understanding of your condition and the conservative strategies that will improve the function of your pelvic floor.  We will address any questions you may have about your condition and your plan of care. When indicated, we may perform an internal pelvic examination and begin treatment on the first visit or a subsequent visit depending on your comfort level.

Female Patient
Follow Up visits include:
 
  • Internal pelvic floor muscle examination if indicated

  • Comprehensive assessment of your musculoskeletal system to determine any other contributing factors to your pelvic floor muscle dysfunction.

  • Education on bladder and bowel habits - may include keeping a record.

  • Bladder / bowel management program

  • Instruction in pelvic floor strengthening and/or relaxation exercises

  • Manual therapy to reduce pain, increase tissue and scar mobility

  • Muscle training for abdominals and pelvic floor muscles using real time ultrasound to give visual feedback

  • Current information and relevant resources to support your treatment plan

 

 Final visit:
 
  • Home program to maintain pelvic wellness and bladder / bowel management program

  • Support and guidance in returning to activity

  • Question and answers 

Interested in RUSI?

RUSI allows YOU to see your own muscles in action.
With this information, we can objectively evaluate your performance together and give specific exercises so you feel better faster!
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