Pelvic Floor & Women’s Health PT, Theresa Wilk Feeley
Pelvic Floor PT
The pelvic floor is part of the deep trunk stabilizers that create a canister of stability, working to support internal organs, optimize respiratory function, stabilize the pelvis and spine, and assist in bowel/bladder and sexual function. The pelvic floor needs a balance of strength and flexibility, as with any other muscle group in the body to perform these functions.
One of the most commonly known dysfunctions is urinary incontinence. While it is common, it is not normal even after multiple pregnancies or with aging (coughing and/or laughing) to leak urine. It can be successfully treated with PT.
Other common dx/symptoms include:
- pelvic floor prolapse
- postpartum/prenatal related issues
- pain/pressure/heaviness in pelvis
- pain in hips, low back, groin/pubic symphysis
- perimenopause/post menopause
- Dyspareunia (painful sex)
- Overactive bladder
- Interstitial cystitis
- Constipation/abdominal bloating
- Pudendal neuralgia
Sometimes the pelvic floor can be the missing link in chronic LBP and SI.
Atlantic’s Pelvic Floor PT, Theresa, has a private treatment room in Freehold for pelvic floor patients. The evaluations and treatments are patient-led based on their level of comfort.