Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy for Men & Women
Physical therapy can ease a number of women’s and men’s health and pelvic floor dysfunctions that occur during any life stage. At Cherry Creek Wellness Center our specially trained pelvic floor physical therapists thoroughly assess each person’s muscle function, tone, and strength as well as postural alignment, pelvic positioning, and nerve function.
Our pelvic floor physical therapists use manipulation and joint mobilizations, soft-tissue work, biofeedback, muscle re-education, and home programs for quicker return of normal function. Patient-specific programs are designed to eliminate pain and return people to their normal lives.
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy & Women’s Health:
- Stress/urge leakage (incontinence), urgency, and overactive bladder
- Constipation and urine retention related to pelvic floor muscle over-activity
- Irritable Bowel
- Painful bladder syndrome and Interstitial Cystitis
- Pelvic organ prolapse, post hysterectomy rehabilitation, and mesh/sling procedure recovery
- Any pelvic or low back associated pain including tailbone pain, pain with intercourse, and abdominal pain
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease and Endometriosis-associated pain
- Abdominal pain associate from surgery, scarring, or unknown reasons
- Prenatal and Postpartum discomfort and education including birth preparation and C-section recovery
- Weak abdominal muscles or muscle separation (diastasis recti)
- Hernia and hernia repair
Safe Postpartum Exercise Program
By participating in a safe exercise program within six weeks of giving birth, you gain:
- Improved mood and feeling that your body is returning to normal
- Less worry about incontinence, urge to urinate, and use of pads
- Decreased incidence of pelvic organ prolapse
- Decreased low back, pelvic, pubic, and tailbone pain
- More energy and ability to return to your favorite activities
- Stronger core and abdominal muscles
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy & Men’s Health
- Stress and urge leakage (incontinence), overactive bladder, urgency, and incontinence related to BPH or post-prostatectomy
- Prostatitis and Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome
- Erectile Dysfunction (ED) including ejaculation mistiming and pain
- Refer to the above list of what “Women’s Health Therapy” can treat for other appropriate diagnoses we treat
Safe Post Prostatectomy Exercise Program
By participating in a Physical Therapist-designed exercise program preoperatively and within 4 weeks after your prostate removal, you gain:
- Quicker control over your bladder and minimize risk for leaking urine in public
- Diminished use of incontinence pads
- Improved back and hip stability required for better balance and a quicker return to your normal activities
- Decreased pelvic pain and abdominal pain
What to expect at your Pelvic Floor Visit
You will have an in-depth, private, one-on-one evaluation with a specially trained pelvic floor physical therapist. The evaluation will include your history, postural, muscle, and nerve assessments, and movement analysis.
For people with pelvic floor dysfunction, vulvar pain, pelvic pain, and/or incontinence, an internal examination may be completed to assess muscle strength, range of motion, and flexibility.
Specially Trained CCWC Doctors of Physical Therapy:
Cherry Creek Wellness Center has specially trained Pelvic Floor Physical Therapists in our Wheat Ridge and Stapleton locations. Our therapists have taken specialty course work and been specifically trained to treat people with pelvic floor dysfunctions and women who are pregnant or postpartum. These classes require the therapist to pass a rigorous test at the end of each level that targets both therapist knowledge and manual skill. Several of our therapists are also qualified in trigger-point dry needling, an advanced technique that requires further training. Our Pelvic Floor Physical Therapists have committed to the specialty course work and the advancement of their practice. Our therapists have a passion for working with people who have pelvic floor dysfunction and helping them take back control of their life.