Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

“Discover How Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Can Change Your Life Even If You’ve Been Told Nothing Can Be Done”

What is the Pelvic Floor & How it Could Be the Cause of Your Symptoms?

The Pelvic Floor Conditions We Treat

The Most Common Questions Asked About the Pelvic Floor & Treatments

Our Approach to Treating Pelvic Pain– Fix the Cause

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What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy or Pelvic Health?

Pelvic floor therapy is an advanced and innovative treatment approach designed to address pelvic floor and pelvic girdle issues. Through various techniques, this therapy enhances the strength, mobility, and overall functionality of the pelvic floor, hip, core, and reproductive systems. By targeting the root causes of these problems, pelvic floor therapy offers effective solutions and empowers individuals to overcome their pelvic health challenges.

Patients who enroll in pelvic floor physical therapy learn natural ways to improve the condition of their pelvic floor muscles.

The Signs and Symptoms of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction:

  • Abdominal pain or Weakness of Your Core Muscles

  • Pain with Sex or Intercourse

  • Pre or Post-Natal Pain or Prevention

  • Bloating

  • Constipation

  • Incontinence

  • Erectile Dysfunction

  • Lower Back Pain That Isn’t Getting Better
  • Sarcal or Coycx Pain

The Pelvic Floor Conditions We Treat


Pain During Menstruation

After giving birth, it is common for new mothers to experience strained muscles and/or connective tissue damage in their pelvic floor. Pelvic floor rehabilitation helps in reducing the pain that is being felt, in addition to strengthening any damaged muscles or tissues.

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a common pelvic health condition that primarily affects women, especially those who have experienced childbirth or menopause. It occurs when the pelvic organs, such as the bladder, uterus, or rectum, descend or shift from their normal positions and bulge into or outside the vaginal canal. POP can lead to a range of uncomfortable symptoms and may impact a woman's quality of life.

Causes of Pelvic Organ Prolapse: The main contributing factors to pelvic organ prolapse include:

  1. Weakness of Pelvic Floor Muscles: The pelvic floor muscles provide support to the pelvic organs. Weakness or damage to these muscles can lead to organ descent.
  2. Childbirth: The strain of vaginal childbirth, especially with multiple deliveries or difficult deliveries, can weaken the pelvic floor and contribute to POP.
  3. Menopause: Hormonal changes during menopause can decrease collagen and muscle tone, which may affect pelvic organ support.
  4. Age: As women age, the pelvic tissues can naturally weaken and lose elasticity, increasing the risk of pelvic organ prolapse.

Core dysfunction and diastasis recti can affect both men and women. Core dysfunction refers to weak or imbalanced core muscles, leading to issues like back pain and poor posture. Diastasis recti is the separation of abdominal muscles, primarily affecting women during and after pregnancy. A pelvic health therapist can help by assessing the condition, designing personalized exercise programs, providing manual therapy, and offering education and behavioral modifications to address these issues effectively.

Sacrum and coccyx pain, also known as sacrococcygeal pain or coccydynia, can cause significant discomfort and impact a person's daily activities. The sacrum and coccyx are the lowermost bones of the spine, located at the base of the vertebral column. Pain in these areas can result from various factors, and understanding the causes and treatment options is essential for effective management.

Causes of Sacrum and Coccyx Pain:

  1. Injury or Trauma: A fall or direct blow to the tailbone (coccyx) can lead to inflammation and pain in the sacrum and coccyx region.
  2. Prolonged Sitting: Sitting for extended periods on hard surfaces or in awkward positions can strain the coccyx, causing pain.
  3. Childbirth: Women may experience sacrum and coccyx pain after childbirth due to pressure on the tailbone during delivery.
  4. Degenerative Changes: Aging and wear and tear of the spine can lead to degenerative changes in the sacrum and coccyx, causing pain.
  5. Infection or Tumors: Rarely, infections or tumors in the sacrum or coccyx area can cause localized pain.
  6. Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction: Pain originating from the sacroiliac joints (located at the junction of the sacrum and ilium bones) can radiate to the sacrum and coccyx region.

Symptoms of Sacrum and Coccyx Pain:

  • Localized pain or tenderness in the sacrum and coccyx region.
  • Pain worsens with sitting or when pressure is applied to the tailbone.
  • Discomfort during bowel movements or sexual intercourse.
  • Pain may radiate to the lower back or hips.

Urinary incontinence is a common and often embarrassing condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It refers to the unintentional leakage of urine from the bladder, and there are several types of urinary incontinence, each with its unique causes and characteristics. Here are the different kinds of urinary incontinence:

  1. Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI): Stress urinary incontinence occurs when there is pressure or stress on the bladder, leading to urine leakage. Activities such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, lifting heavy objects, or even just standing up can trigger SUI. It is more common in women, especially those who have experienced childbirth, as the pelvic floor muscles and bladder support may weaken.
  2. Urge Urinary Incontinence (UUI) or Overactive Bladder (OAB): Urge urinary incontinence, also known as overactive bladder, is characterized by a sudden, intense urge to urinate, followed by involuntary urine leakage. People with UUI may experience an overwhelming need to urinate frequently, day and night, and may not be able to reach the bathroom in time. This type of incontinence is often caused by an overactive detrusor muscle, which contracts more frequently than normal, causing the urge to urinate.
  3. Mixed Urinary Incontinence: Mixed urinary incontinence is a combination of stress and urge incontinence. Individuals with mixed incontinence may experience leakage due to pressure on the bladder during physical activities and may also have a frequent urge to urinate.
  4. Overflow Incontinence: Overflow incontinence occurs when the bladder doesn't empty completely during urination, leading to frequent or constant dribbling of urine. It is often caused by an obstruction in the urinary tract or weakened bladder muscles, making it challenging to fully empty the bladder.
  5. Functional Incontinence: Functional incontinence is not caused by a problem with the bladder or urinary system but is a result of physical or cognitive limitations that prevent an individual from reaching the bathroom in time. This type of incontinence is common in elderly individuals with mobility issues or cognitive impairments.
  6. Neurogenic Incontinence: Neurogenic incontinence is caused by nerve damage or dysfunction that affects the communication between the bladder and the brain. Conditions such as spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, or stroke can lead to neurogenic incontinence, affecting the control and coordination of bladder function.

Treatment for urinary incontinence varies depending on the type and severity of the condition. It may include pelvic floor exercises, lifestyle modifications, bladder training, medications, or, in some cases, surgical interventions. If you or someone you know is experiencing urinary incontinence, seeking medical evaluation and appropriate treatment from a healthcare professional, such as a urologist or pelvic health specialist, is essential to improve symptoms and quality of life.

Pelvic floor rehabilitation can loosen and relax the muscles in your pelvic and anal areas, which can help relieve and eliminate constipation.

Pelvic pain is a common and often debilitating condition that can affect both men and women. It refers to pain experienced in the lower abdominal, pelvic, or genital region. Pelvic pain can have various causes, such as muscle imbalances, pelvic floor dysfunction, urinary or gastrointestinal issues, and gynecological or urological conditions.

Pelvic health treatment, provided by pelvic health therapists or physical therapists specializing in pelvic floor therapy, can be beneficial in addressing pelvic pain.

Pelvic pain is a common and often debilitating condition that can affect both men and women. It refers to pain experienced in the lower abdominal, pelvic, or genital region. Pelvic pain can have various causes, such as muscle imbalances, pelvic floor dysfunction, urinary or gastrointestinal issues, and gynecological or urological conditions.

Pelvic health treatment, provided by pelvic health therapists or physical therapists specialized in pelvic floor therapy, can be beneficial in addressing pelvic pain.

From a pelvic health standpoint, men's health includes specific considerations related to the pelvic region and reproductive system. Pelvic health in men encompasses various conditions and issues that can affect the urinary, sexual, and musculoskeletal systems. Here are some key aspects of men's pelvic health:

  1. Prostate Health: The prostate gland, located beneath the bladder, plays a vital role in the male reproductive system. As men age, the prostate may enlarge (benign prostatic hyperplasia) or become prone to conditions like prostatitis or prostate cancer. Pelvic health specialists can help diagnose and manage these conditions, providing appropriate treatments to improve urinary and sexual function.
  2. Erectile Dysfunction (ED): Erectile dysfunction refers to the inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. Pelvic health therapists can work with men experiencing ED to address any underlying physical or psychological factors that may contribute to the condition.
  3. Pelvic Pain: Pelvic pain in men can result from various issues, such as pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, nerve entrapment, or prostatitis. Pelvic health therapists can evaluate and treat pelvic pain through targeted exercises, manual therapy, and other interventions.
  4. Urinary Incontinence: While urinary incontinence is more commonly associated with women, it can also affect men, particularly after prostate surgery or due to weak pelvic floor muscles. Pelvic health therapists can provide pelvic floor exercises and bladder training to improve bladder control.
  5. Post-Prostatectomy Rehabilitation: After prostate surgery, some men may experience pelvic floor muscle weakness and urinary incontinence. Pelvic health therapy can aid in restoring pelvic floor function and regaining continence.
  6. Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome: Some men may suffer from chronic pelvic pain, also known as chronic prostatitis. Pelvic health therapists can offer tailored treatment approaches to manage symptoms and improve quality of life.
  7. Reproductive Health and Fertility: Men's pelvic health includes addressing issues that might impact fertility, such as sperm quality and reproductive organ health.
  8. Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction: Just like women, men have pelvic floor muscles that support the pelvic organs and contribute to bladder and bowel control. Pelvic health therapists can assess and treat pelvic floor muscle dysfunction to improve overall pelvic health.

Promoting men's pelvic health involves raising awareness about the importance of seeking professional help for any pelvic-related symptoms or issues. Regular check-ups with a urologist or pelvic health specialist can help identify and address potential problems early, leading to better outcomes and improved quality of life for men. Additionally, adopting a healthy lifestyle, including pelvic floor exercises and proper nutrition, can contribute to maintaining optimal pelvic health throughout a man's life.

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Why Choose Us for Your Pelvic Health?

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  • We Fix the Cause & Not the Symptom

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  • Doctors of Physical Therapy & Certified Pelvic Health Therapist

Here’s How We Can Help Get to the Root Cause of Your Pelvic Health – The Gray Method

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We understand that each patient’s balance disorder is unique, and so is our treatment.

Our primary goal is to uncover the underlying reason behind your balance disorder and address it effectively.

We steer away from simply masking the pain with medication or advising you to rest indefinitely. Instead, we provide education, self-care strategies, and expert guidance to empower you in your journey to a pain-free life. Our mission is to help you find long-lasting relief and regain control of your health and well-being.

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Our Pelvic Health Treatment Success Stories

My gynecologist recommended Back in Motion for Physical Therapy on my Pelvis. | wanted the first appointment available, and that led me to the Cape Coral Office, even though | live in Ft. Myers. what a stroke of luck! Going to see Dr. Devyn Kangas, two to three times a weeks for this past month has improved my condition tremendously. Dr. Devyn is always on-time, a great listener, empatetic, pro-fessional, very caring, and fun!!! | would not hesitate to give this office my highest recommendation.

Karen Kavanagh

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