Pelvic Floor Therapy

Pelvic Floor Therapy

Many women come to Southwest General to receive treatment for conditions affecting the pelvic muscles and for bladder control issues. To help them, our Physical Therapy Department has specialized, readily available pelvic floor therapy programs that lead to successful outcomes.

A Professional and Compassionate Rehabilitation Team

At Southwest General, pelvic floor therapy is provided by a team of highly skilled, experienced physical therapists who have been trained through the American Physical Therapy Association. Team members evaluate each patient prior to beginning treatment. Patient evaluation includes:

  • Patient history
  • Posture assessment
  • Muscle strength assessment of the abdomen and pelvis
  • Lower extremities evaluation

Treatment Options

Based on the results of the initial evaluation, a personalized plan of care is developed for each patient. Treatment options may include:

  • Therapeutic exercise for the pelvic floor and related musculature
  • Posture re-education
  • Manual therapy (i.e., massage techniques, myofascial release, muscle energy techniques)
  • Education, including bladder and bowel training
  • Breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Electrical stimulation/biofeedback

Most treatment programs range from six to eight weeks, with patient progress being routinely evaluated.

We Look Forward to Helping You

Pelvic and Bladder Control Physical Therapy services are provided at LifeWorks of Southwest General, a fitness facility that offers free, surface-level parking and other family-friendly services, including fitness memberships and childcare. It is located at:
7390 Old Oak Blvd.

Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

To learn more about the Pelvic Floor Therapy Program at Southwest General, or to schedule an appointment, call us.