Physical Therapy for Pelvic Pain & Incontinence

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