Pelvic Rehabilitation Physical Therapy

Men and women have muscles and organs in the pelvis and abdomen that experience various changes as the body develops and ages. Specific muscles may include the pelvic floor, core, and diaphragm. Specific organs may include the prostate in men and the bladder and bowels in both men and women. Pelvic rehab is a unique specialty in physical therapy that focuses on addressing any negative changes to these muscles and organs interfering with the individual's daily function or quality of life. Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth offers a convenient outpatient rehabilitation program treating pelvic and abdominal conditions affecting men and women.

Getting Started

A referral from your primary care provider is needed before starting the program. When you start your care in the Pelvic Rehab Physical Therapy program a compassionate physical therapist with extensive training in pelvic rehabilitation will conduct an initial evaluation and create a customized treatment program addressing your symptoms and concerns.

The following list gives examples of conditions men and women can be treated for:

  • Pelvic or perineal pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Tailbone pain
  • Pain during internal examination or intercourse
  • Pain during the prenatal and postpartum period
  • Childbirth injuries
  • Urinary incontinence (stress, urge and mixed)
  • Frequent urination
  • Urinary retention
  • Difficulty with bowel movements
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse (cystocele, rectocele, and uterocele)
  • Pelvic muscle weakness and imbalance
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Pre and post surgeries (prostatectomy, bladder sling, hysterectomy, etc…)

What are the benefits of the Pelvic Rehab Physical Therapy program?

The Pelvic Rehab Physical Therapy program offers a customized treatment plan for each individual to help improve control of symptoms, enhance quality of life and allow return to physical activity. The program also has potential to prevent surgery, promote quicker recovery after surgery, and reduce medication dependency. RSS