For more information about pelvic physical therapy or to schedule an appointment, call (423) 553-5740.

Pelvic physical therapy combines conventional therapy with special techniques designed for the pelvic region to address improper muscle function and pain. Our specially trained therapist uses innovative techniques to alleviate conditions such as:

  • Urinary or fecal incontinence – the loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Urinary retention – the inability to urinate
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pelvic organ prolapse – a condition in which organs, such as the uterus, shift or slip down and out of place
  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Pelvic or back pain
  • Weak pelvic floor muscles
  • Poor posture
  • Pregnancy-related conditions

Pelvic Physical Therapy During Pregnancy

Pregnancy can lead to a number of conditions that affect the muscles in and around the pelvic area, as well as other regions of the body. Many of these pregnancy-related conditions can be managed through a program in pelvic physical therapy.

Our trained pelvic physical therapist treats the following common pregnancy-related conditions:

  • Abdominal or pelvic adhesions
  • Diastasis rectus abdominus
  • Pelvic or back pain
  • Poor posture
  • Pubic symphysis dysfunction
  • Weak pelvic floor or core muscles

Our Pelvic Physical Therapy Specialist

Lindsay Johnson, DPT, has special training in pelvic physical therapy techniques. She uses biofeedback and electrical stimulation as well as traditional physical therapy to provide patients with specialized care. The typical treatment involves one to two hours per week of individualized care, and improvement in quality of life is often seen within just a few treatment sessions. Pelvic Physical Therapy services are located at Door 7, adjacent to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the rear of Parkridge East Hospital.

Frequently Asked Questions

Pelvic physical therapy is a hands-on form of physical therapy in which a specially trained therapist addresses improper muscle function and pain using leading-edge techniques and equipment.
Your initial visit is similar to an annual pelvic exam, except the therapist will focus on strength, timing and control of pelvic floor muscles.
There may be occasional discomfort, but this resolves once muscles are working properly.
A typical course of treatment lasts four to 12 weeks. Patients often undergo two to three sessions that last one hour each week.
Successful treatment depends on consistent treatment. Each session builds on previous sessions, and missing appointments may delay progress.