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Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy in Greenville

If you’re dealing with pelvic pain or dysfunction, you don’t have to suffer silently or try to “grin and bear it”. At the Body Works Women’s Health & Wellness clinic in Greenville, our skilled pelvic health physical therapists can help you reclaim comfort, mobility, and quality of life.

A Proven, Non-Invasive Approach to Pelvic Health

Pelvic floor physical therapy is a safe, personalized form of rehab that addresses dysfunction and pain in the pelvic floor muscles and connective tissues. Through precise manual therapy techniques and customized exercise programs, we identify and treat the underlying causes of:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Incontinence
  • Issues with sexual, bowel, or bladder
  • function
  • Painful intercourse (dyspareunia)
  • Painful urination (dysuria)
  • Constipation or straining
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • And more

Rather than masking symptoms with medication, our holistic pelvic floor physical therapy solutions aim to restore strength, mobility, nerve function, and proper muscle coordination in the pelvic region.

Who Can Benefit From Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?

Pelvic floor physical therapy is suitable for both women and men experiencing pelvic dysfunction. Our services can benefit:

Women With Conditions Like:

  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Painful urination
  • Pelvic pain with exercise or certain movements/positions
  • Incontinence/leaking urine
  • Constipation/painful bowel movements
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Pain/discomfort during gynecological exams
  • Post-partum healing difficulties
  • Pre/post-hysterectomy pain

Men With Issues Such As:

  • Pelvic pain/discomfort
  • Painful urination
  • Incontinence/dribbling
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Bowel dysfunction (constipation, hemorrhoids, etc.)
  • Pain/discomfort during prostate exams
  • Post-prostatectomy healing challenges

Pelvic pain and dysfunction negatively impact quality of life. But you don’t have to continue suffering through activities of daily living. Our compassionate pelvic floor physical therapist tailor effective treatment plans to meet your unique needs, lifestyle, and goals.

The Benefits of Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Through manual therapy techniques and customized exercises, pelvic floor physical therapy provides multifaceted benefits including:

1. Targeted Pain Relief

Pelvic pain frequently stems from dysfunctional nerves/muscles in the pelvic floor region. By identifying and releasing trigger points in tight musculature and connective tissues, we can significantly reduce discomfort. You’ll regain comfort during activities that previously caused pain.

2. Improved Range of Motion

Restricted mobility in pelvic muscles/tissues puts strain on the bladder, reproductive organs, and more – causing pain and dysfunction. Our manual therapy techniques improve flexibility and mobility by gently releasing shortened, irritated tissues.

3. Increased Sexual Function

Through pelvic floor relaxation/coordination techniques, we can minimize pain and enhance comfort during intercourse. Improved nerve functioning and blood flow also supports sexual response and satisfaction for both partners.

4. Reduced Risk of Chronic Pelvic Pain

When acute pain signals remain active over time, nerves can become overly sensitized – resulting in hard-to-treat chronic pelvic pain. By identifying and quieting these irritated nerve pathways early, pelvic floor physical therapist can prevent lasting, severe discomfort.

5. Restored Bowel and Bladder Function

Dysfunctional pelvic floor muscles contribute to urine leakage, constipation, and other bowel/bladder problems. Our rehab regimens strengthen weak areas, relax overactive tissues, and restore coordination – improving continence and healthy elimination patterns.

Frequently Asked Questions

Wondering if pelvic floor physical therapy is right for you? Here are answers to some common questions:

Does It Hurt? – Some discomfort may occur when releasing especially tight muscles and connective tissues. But patients typically describe pelvic floor physical therapy as far more comfortable than living with constant pelvic pain and dysfunction. Your comfort guides our work – we only apply as much pressure as tolerable to elicit productive change without causing harm. Ongoing feedback ensures your treatment plan remains helpful rather than painful.

What Happens During a Typical Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Session? – Sessions involve both external and internal soft tissue manipulation. Externally, your therapist palpates muscles and connective tissues to detect areas of tightness contributing to dysfunction. Internally, we gently release spasmed muscles, restricted fascia, and trigger points by applying targeted pressure with gloved fingers. These techniques calm irritated nerves, improve mobility, and relieve myofascial tension. We also guide you through relaxation practices and therapeutic exercises to coordinate muscle contraction/relaxation. Most initial evals last 60 minutes; follow-ups are 30 minutes.

What If I Feel Too Much Pain During a Session? – Open communication ensures your comfort remains the priority. We expect some mild, temporary discomfort when addressing dysfunctional areas. But please speak up if anything we attempt causes pain exceeding your threshold. Either the technique or location can be adjusted to minimize discomfort while still targeting the root causes of dysfunction. We only proceed as deeply as tolerable to create gradual, lasting change without harm.

Meet Your Pelvic Floor Rehab Team

You’ll work closely with our team of passionate pelvic health specialists during your road to recovery. We build trusting therapeutic relationships based on compassionate care, expertise, and genuine desire to help you reclaim comfort and control.

Dr. Elizabeth Eldridge, brings years of experience helping patients address pelvic dysfunction through individualized Physical Therapy.

Take Control of Your Pelvic Health

If you’re tired of dealing with painful, disruptive pelvic floor dysfunction, we’re here to help. Contact us today to schedule a thorough evaluation and start personalized therapy tailored to your needs. We look forward to helping you reclaim comfort, function, and quality of life through our skilled pelvic floor physical therapy protocols. Don’t endure frustration and discomfort – meaningful relief is possible.

About The Author

Dr. Lydia Glass, a licensed Physical Therapist, empowers patients to unlock their full potential. At Body Works Women’s Health & Wellness in Greenville, Dr. Lydia and the team at Body Works Women’s Health & Wellness combine innovative techniques with personalized care, tackling a broad spectrum of physical challenges.


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Rachael Elizabeth

Dr. Ashlee is a passionate women’s health physical therapist! She loves helping mamas thrive and it is evident in the education she provides. Her classes and her in person physical therapy are top notch! I highly recommend her for your pregnancy and postpartum care!

Danielle Harmon

These ladies are amazing. I had debilitating back pain for 2 years after delivering my 3rd baby. I had no idea that physical therapy was what I needed! I no longer suffer from pain with every move I make. I’m so glad they helped me see that PT is what I needed (after trying countless chiropractic visits with various providers