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Pelvic Health

Do you use the toilet eight or more times a day? Notice urine leaking when you cough, lift a heavy object or exercise? Have pain with urination, bowel movements, intercourse or prolonged sitting? Then it’s possible you may have a dysfunction in the pelvic region that involves your pelvic muscles—the ones that extend from the pubic bone to the tailbone to support the contents of the abdominal and pelvic areas.

Physical therapy can help to rehabilitate the pelvic muscles for all genders suffering from the most common types of urinary incontinence:

  • Constipation
  • Loss of bowel control (fecal incontinence)
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Post-prostatectomy recovery
  • Stress incontinence - the leaking of urine triggered by simple actions like sneezing or laughing
  • Urge incontinence - the loss of urine usually proceeded by a strong and sudden urge to go as quickly as possible.

NorthShore’s Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Services team features physical therapists that specialize in pelvic health dysfunction. Working with referring physicians, our pelvic health experts design treatment plans and home exercise programs that focus on muscle strengthening and control. Therapy may include biofeedback training, soft tissue massage, ultrasound, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) or electrical stimulation to decrease pain as needed.

For More Information

For more information, please call 847.570.4792.