Pelvic Floor Therapy

Control Pre- and Postpartum Pelvic Pain and Incontinence

Call (315) 823-5360 to learn more!
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Improve Strength and Reduce Pain

Your pelvic floor, which are the muscles in your lower pelvis responsible for supporting the organs in your pelvis, may become weak, tight or spastic during pregnancy and often, postpartum. You can improve the strength and reduce pain in the pelvic area with pelvic floor therapy. 

Little Falls Hospital offers pelvic floor therapy as an individualized program that focuses on strengthening or relaxing the pelvic region in men and women. A therapist will perform an examination and determine which treatments are appropriate for your specific issue.

These treatments may include:

  • pelvic floor exercises to increase strength in the muscles near the bladder;
  • bladder retraining to assist with holding and releasing urine voluntarily;
  • exercise to improve muscle strength, endurance and functional mobility;
  • manual therapy to assist with painful areas and tight musculature.

You're not alone

Women can experience a range of prepartum and postpartum physical conditions due to the stress pregnancy places on the body, including pain and incontinence. Postpartum pelvic pain can result from trauma to pelvic muscles and tissues during both vaginal and cesarean childbirth. 

It is not uncommon to experience postpartum urinary leakage particularly when sneezing, jumping and running. For some mothers, postpartum pelvic floor therapy can be effective in treating these symptoms. 

Improve your pelvic health

For more information, call Little Falls Hospital’s Rehabilitation Department at 315-823-5360.

Little Falls Hospital, a part of the Bassett Healthcare Network, accepts most insurance plans and provides assistance with securing appropriate insurance authorizations. Some insurance plans may require a referral from a primary care provider.

Meet your therapist: Nicole Hebert, PT, DPT