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Comprehensive Pelvic Floor Therapy

What is Pelvic Floor Therapy?

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy is a subspecialty of physical therapy in which therapists address the muscles, nerves and connective tissue of the pelvic floor, or pelvic diaphragm, to assist patients with a variety of diagnoses and conditions. The pelvic floor is the base to the body’s core and performs many functions throughout one’s day and life. Pelvic floor therapy may be a part of a larger recovery or addressing a dysfunction all on its own.

While pelvic floor problems are common, they are not normal problems, and they do not have to be a part of your life.

Regain Control of Your Everyday Life

The Pelvic Health Physical Therapy program offered through Rehabilitation Services at Aspen Valley Hospital focuses on treatment of conditions that affect the low back, pelvic floor and the hips. Our rehab experts offer a complete evaluation with an individualized tailored approach, including a biomechanical movement screening, functional strength evaluation and, if appropriate, an internal examination for a  complete pelvic floor strength, endurance and coordination assessment. At Aspen Valley Hospital, we will always create an individualized treatment plan to address each patient’s specific goals.

We have two convenient locations:

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0401 Castle Creek Road
Aspen, CO 81611

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What to Expect From Pelvic Floor Therapy

When To See A Pelvic Floor Therapist
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pelvic pain
  • Hip and back pain
  • Pregnancy-related pain
  • Post-partum pain & recovery
  • Painful intercourse (dyspareunia)
  • Pudendal neuralgia
  • Genital pain (vulvodynia)
  • Overactive bladder (OAB)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Oncological diagnoses
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Tail bone pain (coccydynia)
  • Abdominal and rectal pain
  • Diastasis recti
  • Prostate dysfunction
Questions To Ask If You Think You Need To See A Pelvic Floor Therapist
  • Do you leak with coughing or sneezing?
  • Do you leak with running, jumping or laughing?
  • Do you experience pain with vaginal penetration?
  • Do you experience increased urinary frequency/urgency?
  • Do you experience coccyx or sacral pain?
  • Do you struggle with constipation?

Pelvic Floor Symptoms & Conditions

Bladder problems 

The pelvic floor directly affects bladder function. If you notice abnormal bladder issues, you should talk to your healthcare provider. Symptoms can include:

  • Urinary leakage
  • Feeling an urgent need to urinate or needing to urinate more frequently
  • Difficulty emptying the bladder
  • Retaining urine or pain when emptying or filling the bladder
  • Slow urinary stream
  • Incontinence

 

Bowel problems

Less obvious, but equally concerning, are problems with your bowel or bowel movements. This can be a sign something is wrong with your pelvic floor.

  • Constipation
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Pain with bowel movements
  • Bowel urgency
  • Gas or mucus

 

Pelvic pain

Most women have experienced some form of pelvic pain at some point in life, but chronic pelvic pain should be diagnosed and addressed as soon as possible. Symptoms of pelvic pain include:

  • Pain in the pelvic joints
  • Persistent pain in the lower abdominal or pelvic region
  • Discomfort or pain during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia)
  • Increased pain during menstrual cycles or irregular cycles
  • Pain in the tailbone
  • Pain in the genitals

 

Pelvic organ prolapse

This condition occurs when one or more of the pelvic organs slip from their normal position and put pressure on the vagina. Pelvic organ prolapse most commonly occurs in the years after childbirth or after a hysterectomy or menopause.

  • Vaginal bulging
  • Pelvic pressure
  • Low back pain or aching in the back
  • Bleeding, discharge or vaginal or rectal infection

 

Sexual dysfunction

Pain during intercourse, or dyspareunia, is a common symptom of sexual dysfunction. Others include:

  • Decreased or overactive arousal
  • Pain during speculum exams or an inability to insert a tampon

 

Pelvic Floor Treatments and Therapies

If you are experiencing symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction, your AVH care team will create a treatment plan based on your condition and specific needs. There are a variety of ways to treat pelvic floor issues, including many non-invasive, non-surgical and restorative options, however, surgery may be recommended for more severe cases. To set up an appointment, ask your doctor to send the referral or call AVH Rehabilitation Services at 970.544.1177.

 

"Pelvic health therapy is another way to approach patient care with a focus on the pelvis and the roles it plays in our lives, including stability, mobility, continence and sexual functions.” – Dr. Ellen Barlow, PT, DPT

What Our Patients Are Saying

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PT with Mandy Fraylick, could not be a better experience. Mandy is very thorough and in touch with the needs of this patient. I am confident that Mandy has a plan for my rehab and we are putting it to use in the most efficient way and I...m getting stronger with each, once a week, visit. Read More

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June 1, 2024

Matt is about the best physical therapist that I have ever worked with. His expertise on "all things hands" is unsurpassed. He definitely helped with the healing of my hand post-operatively.

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Julie Glen is a remarkable person and practitioner. She’s the best!

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May 1, 2024

Julie is an extraordinary hand therapist!!!

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April 1, 2024

I love Julie Glen, she’s one of the most amazing OT therapists I’ve seen…and I’ve seen a lot! She thoroughly addresses the issue and gives you the proper treatment and exercises to do. She follows through in the next session to ma...ke sure you’re doing them correctly. She never pushes you beyond what your injury and you are capable of, like many other therapists. I’ve seen her for 3 injuries and am back at 100% with all of them. Thank you Julie 🙏 Read More

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Thorough and caring.