What is Pelvic floor therapy?
Pelvic floor physical therapy is a specialty involving the evaluation and treatment of problems that are often related to the pelvis. This includes pelvic, sacroiliac and low back pain, urinary problems like incontinence or difficulty voiding, bowel problems like constipation and bowel leakage, and sexual problems like pain or discomfort with sexual activity. These conditions often include involvement of the pelvic floor muscles, a group of muscles that form a bowl in the bottom of the pelvis. These muscles run from the pubic bone to the tailbone, and play a role in urinary, bowel and sexual function as well as support and stability of the pelvis and spine.