Physical Therapy for Pelvic Health issues

If you suffer from incontinence (the involuntary loss of bladder or bowel control) or the many problems associated with it, you may benefit from pelvic rehabilitation. Pelvic rehab, also known as pelvic floor physical therapy is a conservative approach to treating conditions of the pelvis that contribute to incontinence, pelvic pain and even sexual health issues.

Henry Ford has specially trained physical therapists who can treat these conditions. Diagnosis that may benefit from pelvic rehabilitation include:

  • Urinary incontinence
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Urinary and/or fecal frequency and urgency
  • Vaginismus
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Diastasis Recti
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Prostate surgeries
  • Pain or function change after surgeries such as hysterectomy, pudendal nerve decompression, colorectal or gyn cancers, hernia, endometriosis treatment and more.
  • Orthopedic pelvis: fractures or muscle and ligament injuries

Once a patient is referred for pelvic floor physical therapy, an individualized care plan is developed that emphasize exercises and techniques that strengthen pelvic floor muscles. Our knowledgeable Henry Ford physical therapists who specialize in this type of therapy may use treatments that include:

  • Stretching and manual trigger point therapy
  • Biofeedback training and relaxation techniques
  • Patient education and self-management strategies
  • Bladder and bowel care education, training and re-training
  • Diet and fluid modifications
  • Electrotherapy to improve muscle tone, inhibit abnormal bladder contraction and decrease pain

Treatment for pelvic dysfunction is offered at multiple Henry Ford locations:

Henry Ford Macomb Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine (Clinton Township): (586) 285-3884

Henry Ford Macomb Hospital – Clinton Township: (586) 263-2480

Henry Ford Macomb Rehabilitation – Warren: (586) 759-7474

Henry Ford Medical Center - Novi: (248) 380-6222

Henry Ford Medical Center - Southfield: (248) 386-5336

Henry Ford Medical Center – Farmington Road: (248) 451-6010

Henry Ford Rehabilitation – Allen Park: (313) 389-5600

Henry Ford Medical Center – Cottage: (313) 640-2200

Henry Ford Medical Center – Detroit Northwest: (313) 543-6295

Henry Ford Medical Center – Ford Road: (313) 982-8266

William Clay Ford Center for Athletic Medicine – Detroit: (313) 972-4140

Henry Ford Rehabilitation – Lowell Park (Sterling Heights): (586) 726-6400

Henry Ford Wyandotte Physical Rehabilitation: (734) 284-4499

Henry Ford Allegiance Health One Jackson Square: (517)205-7252

Learn more about this unique form of physical therapy for pelvic floor disorders: http://www.henryfordlivewell.com/pelvic-floor-physical-therapy/

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