Ozark Physical 

Therapy

Feel Better, Do Better, Live Better

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Women's Health

Pelvic Health

What is it?

Pelvic Floor dysfunction is a general term used to describe a wide range of problems which affect our

daily life, including pelvic pain, incontinence, organ prolapse, as well as chronic sacroiliac and low back

pain. Pelvic Floor dysfunction occurs when the muscles of the pelvic floor become weak or tight or there

is an impairment in the sacroiliac, low back, or hip region which is impacting the normal function of our

pelvic floor region.


The pelvic floor is made up of muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues. It’s primary roles are to

support our pelvic organs (bladder, bowel, reproductive organs), provide bowel/bladder control, and assist

in normal sexual function.

What is a Pelvic Floor Therapist?

Pelvic Floor therapists are therapists (PT/OT) who have received advanced training in evaluation and

treatment of conditions involving pain, weakness, or dysfunction of the pelvic floor muscles.

What Conditions Do We Treat?

Bladder Disorders:

  • Urinary frequency, urgency, hesitancy, or retention
  • Pain in the urethra, bladder, and/or pelvis
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Urinary Incontinence
    • Urge Incontinence
    • Stress Incontinence
    • Mixed Incontinence

Bowel Disorders:

  • Constipation
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Bowel frequency, urgency, retention
  • Hemorrhoid Pain
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Levator Ani Syndrome
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse


Pelvic Pain:

  • Coccydynia
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Vaginismus
  • Vulvar Vestibulitis
  • Vulvodynia

As well as a variety of other conditions involving the pelvic region, including post-surgical care. If you

have any of these symptoms or diagnoses, pelvic floor therapy may help you to feel better, do better, and

live better.

What to Expect at Your First Appointment:

Here, at Ozark Physical Therapy, we work with you one on one to reach your goals. At your first

appointment we will spend some time going over the history of your current diagnoses. Then, we will complete

an external assessment to see how your posture, movement patterns, or joint issues may be affecting

your pelvic floor. Next, we may do an internal assessment to evaluate the internal musculature so we

can better determine what treatments will be most effective in your treatment. 


Because we know internal physical therapy may be difficult for some people, our therapists are very aware and sensitive to

your individual needs and will not begin any internal assessment or therapy until you are ready.

We welcome questions about pelvic floor rehab prior to even starting therapy, in fact, we encourage it.


If you have questions about what typical sessions will look like, what kind of treatment options we

provide, or simply want to have a conversation with our therapist before starting therapy, please reach

out and contact us at (870) 423-6789 and we will be happy to have a conversation with you.

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