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Baylor Medical Center at Irving

 
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Pelvic Physical Therapy Program 

Incontinence and pelvic pain can lead to isolation and inactivity. Through the Pelvic Physical Therapy Program, patients can improve bladder and bowel function, decrease pelvic pain, improve sexual function, and enhance their quality of life.

Program

Our physical therapists have completed extensive post-graduate training in pelvic physical therapy. They are certified specialists in evaluating and treating low back and pelvic floor dysfunctions in men and women.

Commonly Treated Diagnoses Include:

  • Anorectal Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccydynia
  • Constipation
  • Dyspareunia
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overactive Bladder Syndrome
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Post-Pregnancy Pain
  • Prenatal Pain
  • Prostatitis
  • Pudendal Neuralgia
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica
  • Urinary incontinence (including post-prostatectomy)
  • Vaginismus
  • Vulvodynia/Vestibulodynia

Evaluation

Once the physician has ruled out any serious medical condition, the patient can be referred to the Pelvic Physical Therapy Program. A physical therapist will perform a one-on-one evaluation that includes:

  • Thorough review of medical history
  • Orthopedic pelvic girdle screening
  • Soft tissue assessment
  • Internal assessment of pelvic floor muscles
*  A referral from a physician is required

Treatment

Treatment is tailored to each patient's goals and varies according to each individual. Treatment may include the following interventions:

Education

  • Diagnosis
  • Anatomy and physiology of pelvic floor
  • Bladder and bowel health
  • Posture and biomechanical correction
  • Lifestyle modifications

Manual physical therapy

  • Myofascial release technique
  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Connective tissue manipulation
  • Trigger point release
  • Joint mobilization

Biofeedback Therapy

  • Surface EMG training for improved pelvic floor strength or endurance, relaxation, or motor control training
  • Neuromuscular re-education of pelvic floor muscles

Therapeutic exercise

  • Core stabilization
  • Pelvic floor and deep abdominal wall strengthening
  • Pelvic stabilization
  • Muscle flexibility training

Comprehensive home program development

  • For self management of symptoms
  • Home and/or work modifications
  • Family and partner training

To speak with a therapist or make an appointment, please call 972.579.8155.  Appointments are available Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Baylor Medical Center at Irving
Physical Medicine Department
1901 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, Texas 75061
Phone: 972.579.8155
Fax: 972.579.4398