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Pelvic Health

Performance Physical Therapy offers specialized evaluation and treatment of women and men with pelvic floor pain and conditions.

Why Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy is Important

Pelvic floor dysfunction and pain can cause emotional distress and lead to reduced participation in daily activities, exercise, social activities, and even intimacy. Pelvic floor specialists work with patients one-on-one to develop individualized treatment programs for every patient.  

We’ll work with you to optimize your pelvic health and help you return to your usual activities with confidence.  

Image of a Pelvis and where Pelvi Floor Dysfunction Occurs

What Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Treats

Pelvic floor specialists at Performance Physical Therapy can help men and women manage the following conditions: 

  • Back, hip and pelvic pain 

  • Overactive bladder and urinary urgency 

  • Urinary and fecal incontinence 

  • Constipation 

  • Pain during sex 

  • Prostate pain and vaginal or vulvar pain 

  • Cancer-related pelvic floor weakness 


How Physical Therapists Treat Pelvic Pain 

Evidence shows that pelvic floor problems can be successfully treated with a personalized program designed and managed by a trained clinician. Upon a complete evaluation, a treatment plan may include:  

  • Soft and deep tissue therapy and joint mobilization and manipulation to help increase your mobility and reduce pain 

  • Stretches and strength exercises to help retrain your muscles in and around the pelvic area, and to increase blood flow and tissue function in the pelvis 

  • Education to accurately identify and use the muscles in and around your pelvis 

  • Dry needling to stimulate trigger points and knots within your muscles and reduce pain, muscle tension, and dysfunction in the muscle 

  • Balance training to improve your steadiness as you move through in your daily activities 

Pelvic Floor Therapy in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts

Call Performance Physical Therapy at  401.726.7100 to schedule a free 15-minute consultation with a physical therapist regarding your pelvic pain or condition. 

Meet Our Pelvic Health Specialists 

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