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Comprehensive Pelvic Health Care for All Genders

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Are you struggling with a leaky bladder, bloating, painful intercourse, or other pain in the abdomen or pelvis? Many people don’t realize that physical therapy treatment is an option. The pelvic floor has many muscles and tendons, and is an integral part of the musculoskeletal system.

It provides vital support to your organs, back and hips. Too often, issues here go unrecognized during a traditional pelvic exam. Pelvic floor physical therapy involves a specialized evaluation that assesses the presence of internal muscle spasms, trigger points, or weakness. Pelvic floor treatment often achieves a major improvement in quality of life. At Saunders Therapy Centers, our physical therapists have had special training and they can help.

Everyone has a pelvic floor! We are an inclusive practice and we work with all genders.

Here are some of the many pelvic health issues we can help with at Saunders Therapy Centers:

  • Urinary incontinence, urgency or frequency
  • Bowel incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Low and mid- back pain
  • Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain
  • Sciatica (leg pain)
  • Pain with penetration or intercourse
  • Painful scars or adhesions
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Pain during and after pregnancy
  • Post-partum pain and dysfunction
  • Diastasis Recti
  • Prolapse
  • Vulvodynia

Pelvic Health Exercise

  • Coccyx (tailbone) pain
  • Vestibulitis
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Pain from endometriosis
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction
  • Pain Pre- and Post Prostate surgery
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Voiding Dysfunctions
  • Abdominal/groin/hip pain
  • CPPS (Chronic pelvic pain syndrome)
  • Prostatitis
  • Sexual health 

Pelvic Pain Conditions Treated

Painful Conditions Related to Pelvic Floor Dysfunction:

  • Low back and mid back pain
  • Sacroiliac (SI) pain
  • Pain with penetration or intercourse
  • Painful scars or adhesions
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Prolapse
  • Coccyx (tailbone) pain
  • Vestibulitis
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Pain during and after pregnancy
  • Pain from endometriosis
  • Abdominal pain
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Sexual health concerns
  • CPPS (Chronic pelvic pain syndrome)
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction

What can physical therapy do for you?

Saunders Therapy Centers’ pelvic health specialists are skilled at evaluating the many different causes of your pelvic pain. Our program incorporates simple, effective exercises which strengthen or relax your pelvic floor muscles – this is highly variable and based on what YOUR body needs! Strengthening and restoring balance to the core musculature is often an important aspect to treatment. We also perform manual techniques as needed to restore balance to the neuromuscular system. All of these techniques help support your pelvic structures and return your system to more normal, pain-free function. This multi-faceted approach can be life-changing for many people.

Orthopedic Treatment Philosophy

  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation: We will evaluate muscle strength, imbalances, flexibility, posture, and specific functional tests to analyze biomechanics and movement patterns. From there we work to establish an individualized plan of care to address the findings.
  • Manual therapy: Joint and soft tissue mobilization helps to improve the flexibility and stability, promote healing, decrease muscle spasm.
  • Exercise: Very targeted exercises to restore strength, stability, mobility and balance are prescribed. We won’t waste your time with lengthy exercise “protocols”. Instead, we hone in on the most important activities specific to your condition.
  • Modalities: We use modalities like ultrasound, e-stim, heat and cold sparingly – our philosophy is more likely to be geared toward hands-on manual care and exercise.
  • Education: One of the most important features of our care is education to prevent reinjury. Often, simple changes in posture or lifestyle can make a big difference.
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Physical Therapy for Orthopedic Conditions

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Common problems we treat:

  • Shoulder tendinitis and rotator cuff injuries
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tennis elbow, elbow, wrist and hand sprains and strains
  • Neck pain and whiplash
  • Low back pain
  • Brachial plexus injury and thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Hip bursitis, arthritis and tendinitis
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Knee sprains and lower extremity muscle strains
  • Torn knee ligaments
  • Ankle and foot sprains and strains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Pre and post-surgical rehabilitation for all of the above