Physical therapy treatment for pelvic health conditions
Physical therapy can relieve the pain and embarrassment of pelvic health conditions and restore your quality of life.
We successfully treat pelvic pain and dysfunction associated with pregnancy and postpartum, bowel and bladder conditions, urine leakage and painful intercourse.
These conditions are not normal. We can help.
Why choose us for physical therapy?
We get to know you, and understand what you want to accomplish with physical therapy.
At your first visit, we’ll talk about you, your health background, and the history of your current condition. You can also ask questions or bring up any concerns.
What separates us from other physical therapy clinics?
- Comfort. Our therapists and staff are all female
- Caring. Appointments are a full hour, one-on-one with your physical therapist
- Consistency. You will have the same physical therapist throughout your rehabilitation process; we do not utilize “PT aides”
- Well-being. Private spa-like treatment rooms create a comfortable and intimate environment to help you relax and focus on your recovery
What is a pelvic floor physical therapist?
A pelvic floor physical therapist has specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic floor conditions.
They are part of our female pelvic medicine team, which also includes physicians with advanced degrees in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.
Together, they help women with urinary and bowel dysfunction, pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction and with issues that may occur during or after pregnancy.
What is a Urogynecologist and FPMRS Physician?
Doctors called urogynecologists diagnose and treat women with pelvic floor disorders which may include bothersome bowel, bladder or sexual symptoms.
Although your primary care physician, gynecologist or urologist may have knowledge about women's pelvic floor disorders, an urogynecologist offers expertise in treating women's pelvic floor disorders.
In 2013, the specialty of urogynecology added a new level of board certification called Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS), which certifies a urogynecologist has the highest level of expertise and credentials for treating women with pelvic floor disorders. FPMRS specialists are also experts in vaginal reconstructive surgery.
FPMRS specialists complete medical school and a residency in either OB/GYN or Urology.
They have additional training and experience in the evaluation and treatment of conditions that affect the female pelvic organs, and the muscles and connective tissue that support the organs.
Many, though not all, complete formal fellowships (additional training after residency) that focus on the surgical and non-surgical treatment of pelvic floor disorders.
To be board-certified in FPMRS, a physician has passed an exam from the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology and American Board of Urology attesting that they possess exceptional expertise in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Many have also participated in an accredited 2-3 year fellowship. In all, FPMRS specialists have completed 7-8 years of additional training after medical school in women's pelvic floor disorders.
If you have problems with holding or emptying your bladder or bowels, pelvic or sexual pain, urinary or stool leakage, or a vaginal bulge-like something is coming out of your vagina, you should talk to your doctor about a referral to a urogynecologist with FPMRS certification.
As is always the case, feel free to ask about the training and expertise of any doctor caring for you so you can be confident your doctor's skills and knowledge are right for your pelvic health issues.
An innovative approach to pelvic health for women and girls of all ages
EvergreenHealth Urology & Urogynecology Care offers innovative female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (FPMRS), urology, and physical therapy services for women and girls.