The UM St. Joseph Outpatient Rehabilitation Institute offers a unique program in pelvic floor therapy -- a hard-to-find specialty.

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles and ligaments supporting the body's abdominal organs - the bladder, bowel and uterus - as well as the lower back. Pelvic floor therapy works to strengthen this group of muscles and minimize symptoms of pelvic floor weakness or dysfunction, which can occur in men or women.

Dedicated Pelvic Floor Specialist

Our dedicated pelvic floor specialist assesses patients and provides an individualized treatment plan that includes patient-focused education and exercises. She works with each patient to:

  • Restore muscle strength
  • Retrain pelvic floor and core muscles
  • Provide tools for long-term symptom relief

Pelvic Floor Therapy for Pregnancy and Postpartum

Pelvic floor therapy may be recommended for patients who are pregnant, or postpartum, and are experiencing:

  • Back, pelvis and abdominal pain
  • Leaking urine with activity like jumping, running or sneezing
  • Pain with intercourse

Pelvic Floor Therapy for Urologic and Urogynecologic Conditions & Pelvic Cancers

Pelvic floor therapy also may be recommended for patients experiencing:

  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Pelvic or back pain
  • Urinary or fecal incontinence
  • Bladder or bowel urgency