Activcore Physical Therapy and Performance located in Princeton, NJ has been a staple private physical therapy practice in the area since 2004, but now has undergone a new and exciting expansion in both space and staff. It’s called Activcore Pelvic Health.
I recently joined the practice and am thrilled to offer pelvic health services to our community and beyond in a beautiful, spacious, and welcoming setting. The Activcore Pelvic Health center is located in the same building as the main Activcore clinic, just in an upstairs suite with 3 private treatment rooms with a warm and friendly staff.
Each room invites nature in from the expansive windows and views of the beautiful Princeton woods, while still offering the privacy needed to address your pelvic health concerns.
What to expect from our pelvic health physical therapists? We provide a comprehensive evaluation, holistically addressing bio-psycho-social components to optimally help you achieve the best results. We look at posture, breathing, movement, strength, and behavioral habits/compensations. We also have a system of evaluation and treatment using the Redcord suspension system. It’s essentially a “zero-gravity” suspension system with cords, slings and bungees designed to help you strengthen and move in a pain-free environment. These exercises gently activate (turn on) the deep system muscles of your core, such as the pelvic floor.
I value the importance of connecting the pelvic region with the rest of the body. Our pelvis is the “core or center” of our being. It is influenced by posture, breathing, organs, and fascial and muscular slings of our body, but also influenced by our thoughts and emotions. Having access to “tools” like the Redcord system to help to mesh my previous skills of manual therapy and Low Pressure Fitness Hypopressives enhances my skillset to offer a deeper, holistic treatment approach.
Our certified pelvic health physical therapists are trained in evaluating and treating the abdomino-pelvic region. We have experience performing both an external and internal evaluation of the muscles and connective tissue of the pelvic floor and deep muscles of the pelvic wall (internal hip muscles). This helps us look for any abnormalities in tone, coordination, control, and pain in this area of the body. An internal examination is not always a necessity as we can glean information from an external or visual examination as well.
Our therapists have experience treating an expansive range of pelvic health concerns across the spectrum of treating bowel, bladder and sexual function. Our treatment approach encompasses many options including: manual therapy techniques, postural retraining, neuromuscular re-education, Redcord suspension exercises, yoga and Low Pressure Fitness Hypopressives (a postural and breathing system designed to strengthen the core and posture using a low pressure environment).
Whether you are concerned about some of the common symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction like leaking urine, constipation or heaviness in the pelvic region or you are recovering from having a baby, gynecological/abdominal surgery, or injury to the pelvis, back or pain, we can help. Visit our pelvic health page to see what symptoms or diagnoses we treat or to book an appointment. If you have inquiries or are not sure if we can help, simply contact us.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are based on the opinion of the author, unless otherwise noted, and should not be taken as personal medical advice. The information provided is intended to help readers make their own informed health and wellness decisions.