Pelvic Rehabilitation - Is a very specific type of Physical Therapy that focuses on the evaluation and treatment of conditions that involve the abdomen, lumbosacral spine, hips, groin, and pelvic region. Pelvic Physical Therapists receive specialized training to address a broad range of conditions including pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, bowel and bladder dysfunction, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and pregnancy-related pain.
Pelvic Floor Therapy is a treatment approach that uses the principles of physical therapy to provide a structured, effective and safe reconditioning of pelvic floor muscles. The goal of the treatment is to improve the strength and function of pelvic floor and alleviate pain, weakness and dysfunction in the muscles. During the treatment, a skilled physical therapist accesses the muscles through the rectum or vagina and makes manipulations on them to improve their strength and functioning. The therapist may either stretch the muscles if they are short and contracted or apply resistance to improve strength if they weak and dysfunctional.