About Pelvic PT

Pelvic Physical Therapy is a specialized area of physical therapy devoted to the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular dysfunction related to the pelvis. As a physical therapist specializing in treating the pelvis, I have had advanced training in working with men, women and children experiencing pelvic floor disorders. Here is a brief list (not comprehensive, by any means!) of the common diagnoses treated in pelvic PT:

Women: 

  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Urinary Urgency/Frequency
  • Voiding Dysfunction
  • Vaginismus
  • Vulvodynia
  • Vestibulitis/Vestibulodynia
  • Painful Bladder Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Abdominal Pain
  • Levator Ani Syndrome
  • Coccydynia

Men: 

  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Urinary Urgency/Frequency
  • Chronic Prostatitis (non-bacterial)
  • Post-Prostatectomy Urinary/Bowel Dysfunction
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Testicular/Penile Pain
  • Coccydynia
  • Levator Ani Syndrome

Children: 

  • Daytime Accidents
  • Fecal Soiling
  • Diarrhea
  • Enuresis (Bedwetting)
  • Constipation
  • Urinary Urgency/Frequency
  • Voiding Dysfunction/Frequent UTIs
  • Functional Abdominal Pain

For additional information, check out my recent podcast on pelvic PT:

Also, enjoy the following pages below:

What is Pelvic Physical Therapy and Why Doesn’t EVERYONE know about it? by my friend and colleague, Tracy Sher at PelvicGuru.com 

10 Common Misconceptions of Pelvic Physical Therapy written by Jessica Reale (previously Powley) at PelvicGuru.com

Introducing Pelvic Physical Therapy for Children written by Jessica Reale while working at Proaxis Therapy

Do you have any questions? Please feel free to contact me!

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5 responses to “About Pelvic PT

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  2. Just completed your webinar on PF rehab intro! Great job–especially for a young therapist. Any suggestions on a course to learn internal examinations? Hermann and Wallace are always booked and too far to travel. Thanks. Also interested in your pamphlet. Amy Richey, PT

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    • Amy,

      Thank you so much for your kind feedback! I really enjoyed teaching the webinar!

      In terms of courses, Herman & Wallace and the SOWH are the two largest educational programs, so that is where I send people first. Brooks Hospital in Jacksonville, FL also has a pelvic floor curriculum, and you can check them out here: http://www.brooksihl.org/programs/specialty-track-certificate-programs/womens-health-specialty-track/ Also, my friend and colleague Tracy Sher periodically is offering pelvic floor “boot camp” courses that are small group, weekend intensives. Tracy is an incredible instructor, and a wonderful person, so I would recommend her courses as well– check out pelvicguru.com or on pelvic guru facebook page for upcoming dates on that.

      Hope that helps! Would be happy to send you the handout, just make sure you have followed the blog via e-mail since that is where I am getting my e-mail addresses to send to!

      Kind regards,

      Jessica

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  3. Hello great blogs on coccydynia. Do you have any recommendations for therapists in MA? Specifically Cape Cod? Thank you.

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    • Hi Holly, I have several wonderful colleagues in MA. In the Boston area, Holly Herman, Liz Akincilar-Rummer and Jessica McKinney are fantastic and would be amazing places to start! My initial search in Cape Cod, led me to Beth Welch with Bay State Physical Therapy in Plymouth. I don’t know Beth personally, so can’t say much about her clinically, but she also could be a helpful person to see locally! Hope that helps! Best of luck in your recovery! ~ Jessica

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