Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

Pelvic Floor Therapy Eases Pain and Reduces Incontinence

Pelvic pain can be a problem for both women and men. Weak or shortened pelvic floor muscles or an imbalance of abdominal muscle strength can result in discomfort around the pelvis or pain with intercourse, pelvic prolapse, (an abnormal dropping or lowering of the bladder or other organs in the abdomen), and urinary or fecal incontinence (the inability to control leakage of urine or feces). The problem of weak muscles or overstretching of soft tissues can occur during childbirth or surgery. Physical therapy can alleviate or improve these symptoms and dramatically improve quality of life for patients with these disorders.

Expert Options for Pelvic Pain Relief

At University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center rehabilitation services in Cleveland, Ohio, highly trained physical therapists with advanced training work one-on-one with patients to evaluate the pelvic floor, the area of the body found directly under the pelvis or pelvic bone. An internal and external examination is performed and an individualized plan of care is developed. Pelvic floor rehabilitation may include the following:

  • Behavioral strategies for daily living
  • Biofeedback
  • Breathing and relaxation strategies
  • Manual therapy
  • Neuromuscular electrical stimulation
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises

Patient education is a key component in pelvic floor rehabilitation, and patient carryover at home is essential to a positive outcome.

Convenient Locations

Appointments can be made at one of the following locations:

Bolwell Health Center

11100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 4100
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Appointment scheduling: 216-844-7868
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UH Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine – Mandel Jewish Community Center

26001 South Woodland Boulevard
Beachwood, Ohio 44122
Appointment scheduling: 216-285-7868
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UH Westlake Health Center

960 Clague Road, Suite 3100
Westlake, Ohio 44145
Appointment scheduling: 440-250-2040
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