Physical Therapy for Pelvic Pain and Incontinence

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Make an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, please call a location below. 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.

Catholic Health Locations

M. Steven Piver M.D. Center for Women's Health and Wellness
2121 Main Street
Suite 100
Buffalo, NY 14214

Partners In Rehab West Seneca
550 Orchard Park Road
West Seneca, NY 14224


Commonly Treated Conditions

The following conditions related to pelvic floor pain may be treated with therapy:

  • Episodic rectal pain, caused by spasm of the levator ani muscle (levator ani syndrome)
  • Pain around the tailbone (coccydynia)
  • Painful vaginal penetration / painful intercourse (dyspareunia)
  • Painful ejaculation
  • Painful or difficult urination or defection
  • Chronic vulvar pain (vulvadynia / vulvar vestibulitis)
  • Chronic inflammation of the bladder wall (interstitial cystitis)
  • Pelvic pain during or after pregnancy

The following conditions related to incontinence may be treated with therapy:

  • 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

Specific external and internal techniques can help release pain.

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

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