Physical Therapy for Pelvic Pain and Incontinence

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M. Steven Piver M.D. Center for Women's Health and Wellness
Seton Professional Building
2121 Main Street
Suite 100
Buffalo, NY 14214
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Mount St. Mary's Center for Sports Medicine and Physical Rehabilitation
Witmer Park Medical Center
One Colomba Drive, Suite 5
Town of Niagara, NY 14305
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Mount St. Mary's Hospital
5300 Military Road
Lewiston, NY 14092
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Partners In Rehab Sisters Hospital
2157 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
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Partners In Rehab West Seneca
550 Orchard Park Road
West Seneca, NY 14224
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Physical therapy can treat pelvic pain, which is pain in an area of the body below the belly button, and problems with the bladder or bowels.

In most cases, patients can receive physical therapy without a physician referral. A physician referral is required for patients with Medicare, Medicaid, workers comp. and no-fault insurance.

Conditions We Treat

  • Sporadic rectal pain
  • Pain around the tailbone
  • Pain during sex
  • Pain during ejaculation
  • Pain when going to the bathroom
  • Inflammation of the bladder wall (interstitial cystitis)
  • Pain during or after pregnancy
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Overactive bladder
  • Strong, sudden need to urinate due to bladder spasms or contractions (detrusor instability)
  • Bowel incontinence
  • Prolapse, a condition in which organs slip out of place

Physical Therapy Techniques

External and internal techniques can help release pain.

Physical therapy treatments aimed at managing pelvic pain and incontinence include:

  • using biofeedback to regain control of the pelvic floor muscles; this may include kegel exercises
  • electrical stimulation
  • manual techniques, including myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, trigger point release and joint mobilization
  • musculoskeletal services