Pelvic Floor Therapy

If you’re experiencing symptoms of a pelvic floor problem, such as incontinence, pelvic pain or pain during intercourse, there are effective, nonsurgical treatments that can help.

Conditions and techniques

Pelvic therapy uses physical therapy techniques to strengthen pelvic muscles and relieve symptoms. Common conditions treated with physical therapy include:

  • Urinary stress and/or urge incontinence
  • Urinary frequency/urgency
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Sacroiliac dysfunction
  • General or pregnancy-related low back pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Painful intercourse
  • Vaginismus (vaginal muscle spasms)
  • Male urinary incontinence after prostatectomy
  • Pre-prostate surgery

A few of our treatment techniques include:

  • Joint mobilization, therapeutic exercise, ultrasound and electrical stimulation
  • Manual soft tissue work/stretching
  • Bladder training and education about steps you can take at home
  • Pelvic floor muscle up/down training with use of internal or external biofeedback sensors for relaxation, coordination training or strengthening
  • Home exercise program
  • Behavioral and rehabilitation techniques for bowel/bladder elimination disorders

Make an appointment

Pelvic therapy services are offered at several locations around the Puget Sound area:

  • Federal Way

    Franciscan Breast Center at St. Francis

  • Gig Harbor

    Milgard Medical Pavilion at St. Anthony

  • Lakewood

    St. Clare Specialty Center

  • Silverdale

    Harrison Health and Wellness Center Haselwood YMCA

    Harrison Outpatient Rehab Silverdale

  • Tacoma

    St. Joseph Outpatient Center

  • Tukwila

    Highline Physical Therapy

  • University Place

    Franciscan Physical Therapy at Franciscan Medical Clinic – University Place

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