Pelvic Physical Therapy

Men & Women's Pelvic Physical Therapy

25% of all women have pelvic floor dysfunction. The odds greatly increase with age.

Leakage + Pelvic Pain is Not Normal

Nobody likes pelvic floor dysfunction. The symptoms can range anywhere from slightly embarrassing to downright debilitating. Just because pelvic floor dysfunction is common does not mean that you should continue to suffer. You can regain confidence, control, and enjoy physical and sexual activity again!

How Can We Help

A comprehensive physical therapy evaluation and examination are used to determine what habits, biomechanical issues, neuromuscular issues, and musculoskeletal issues could be contributing to symptoms. Evaluation may include, but is not limited to subjective assessment as well as posture observation and/or correction, external palpation, internal evaluation if it is warranted, exercises, biofeedback training, and patient education. We will discuss what was found during the evaluation and the plan of care for physical therapy. For questions or to schedule your initial evaluation please CALL (940) 387 – 3700 .

Pelvic Physical Therapy Includes

  • Exercise Training—balance, flexibility, strengthening, mobility, and pelvic stability
  • Manual therapy- Pelvic floor, hips, buttocks, lower back, abdomen, and lower extremity
  • Biofeedback Training—Pelvic neuromuscular control, strength training, and relaxation response.
  • Functional Training—Bowel and/or bladder retraining, sleep preparation and management, and habit and mechanics training for sexual activity, urination, and/or defecation

Common Conditions

One in five women can experience pain with sex at some point in their lifetime and nine out of ten women have pain the first time they have sex after baby. For many postpartum women, this pain persists for over a year. There can be several causes of painful sex including, but not limited to: vaginal dryness, infection, hormonal imbalance, nerve entrapment, scar tissue, muscle spasm, and/or prolapse. Although pain with sex is common, it is NOT normal, and you should not have to “just deal with it.” We are here to help. A pelvic physical therapist can help by guiding you through various exercises involving breathing, stretching, strengthening, massage, and education. Let us help you return to a pain free and healthy sex life!”

 

Urinary incontinence is leaking of urine that you can’t control. Incontinence is not just a medical problem; it can affect emotional, psychological and social life. Both men and women suffer from urinary incontinence, but it is hard to gather statistics because many people do not tell anyone about their symptoms. Many people think urinary incontinence is just part of getting older, but it’s not. Incontinence can be managed and/or treated. Reach out to us to find out what treatment may be best for you.

Did you know that constipation is the most common gastrointestinal complaint in America, resulting in about 2 million visits to the doctor a year? Constipation can present in many ways, causing some to experience infrequent bowel movements and others to have a sense of difficulty emptying their bowels. Many people with constipation even have complaints of diarrhea, but this is due to the liquid stool being the only part that can navigate past any blockage in the rectum. Pelvic floor physical therapy uses a combination of treatments to manage muscular tension, breathing and relaxation exercises to assist in muscular tone, proper posture, and/or cuing to teach you how to relax these muscles and improve your bowel movements.  If you need any help at all, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

Prostate problems are extremely common and if you are experiencing any trouble, you are certainly not alone! About 40 percent of visits to urologists today are related to problems involving the prostate. Prostate trouble can cause urinary difficulties, problems ejaculating, or pain in the pelvic region. Chances are that you or someone you know will face prostate problems at some point in life. If you are worried about your condition, we are here to help!

Meet our specialist

Anna Crisp, D.P.T.

I’m Anna Crisp and I am excited to help men and women with various pelvic health conditions regain their independence and improve their overall quality of life. I became interested in pelvic health physical therapy after finding out I was pregnant with my daughter! After a lot of research and education on women’s health, I learned how impacted the pelvic floor is with not only child birth, but also with activity and disease in general. I sought treatment from a pelvic floor physical therapist after the birth of my daughter to help with lingering pain, so I understand the importance of postnatal care. I completed multiple courses through the world renowned Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, with a goal of obtaining my Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification (PRPC) in the next few years. I am excited to bring pelvic rehabilitation to the Denton county area.

Abdominal or Pelvic Scars

Anal or Rectal Pain

Chronic Abdominal Pain

Coccygodynia (Tailbone Pain)

Constipation

Fecal Incontinence

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Levator Ani Syndrome (Pelvic Spasm)

Low Back Pain

Pelvic Joint Pain

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic Pain

Penile/Scrotal Pain

Pre / Post Operative

Pudendal Neuralgia (Pain with Sitting)

Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Urinary Incontinence (Urge, Stress, Mixed)

Vaginismus

Vulvodynia

 

 

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