Advanced Pelvic Floor Therapy
On average, patients with Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions (including CPPS and CP) will spend 4-5 years seeing 10+ specialists having 25+ tests in order to be properly diagnosed. In the process patients continue to suffer with pain and dysfunction, develop depression/anxiety, and alter their lifestyle to their condition. An experienced Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist can diagnose the source of the dysfunction/pain within one hour and set the patient on the proper path to recovery.
About Our Treatment
At ProTouch Physical Therapy we provide boutique-like treatment to the most complex pelvic floor patients. Each patient receives 1-2 hours of full body assessment and education to find the source of their dysfunction. Pelvic Floor patients are use to seeing many doctors who perform a battery of tests with little to no answers. The team at ProTouch looks at posture in sitting and standing, including the position of the legs and feet. The patient is fully assessed externally, including spine/neck, pelvic, hips/knees. Internal exams are performed in a comfortable private room and patients are walked through all of the findings and educated on the dysfunctions found. We believe that knowledge empowers the patient to take control of their difficult condition. To address the emotional part of the situation, the staff and therapists are trained to address every aspect of the process with the utmost respect and care. Our patients feel that they have finally found a place where there is a team of individuals who will support and help progress them toward their goals.
How can a Physical Therapist help?
Based on the evaluation results, your Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist will individualize treatment to strengthen your Pelvic Floor muscles and to improve their function. You will also gain control over your symptoms and reduce your dysfunctions. Your physical therapist will discuss diet and nutrition, change in behavior, postural training, and develop a plan to return you to your previous level of function.
During Your First Evaluation:
Your physical therapist will complete a thorough review of your medical history, and perform a physical examination to identify the causes of your pelvic pain and any joint issues, muscle tightness or weakness, or nerve involvement.
The exam may include:
Pelvic girdle screening, Soft tissue assessment, Visual inspection of the tissues, Reflex testing, Sensation testing, Internal assessment of pelvic floor muscles.
Your physical therapist also will determine whether you should be referred to a physician to assist in your interdisciplinary plan of care.