Bowel and bladder function is essential for overall well-being and optimal quality of life. Dysfunction in both of these have become “normalized” but this does not mean they are “normal”. Bowel and bladder functioning is multifactorial and affected by lifestyle, behavior, psychological factors, and muscle functioning. Pelvic health physical therapists are trained to evaluate bowel and bladder dysfunction from musculoskeletal and lifestyle perspectives in order to develop comprehensive treatment plans to optimize functioning.
• Pelvic, back or abdominal pain
• Decreased body awareness
• Core weakness
• Pelvic floor weakness
• Lack of muscular coordination
• Postural imbalances
The pelvic floor is the base of the core and works to support the pelvic organs inclusive of the bladder and colon. Dysfunction in the pelvic floor can lead to and contribute to bowel and bladder dysfunction. Some diagnoses are treatable by a pelvic health physical therapist while for others, pelvic health physical therapy focuses on the management of symptoms. Either way, the goal of physical therapy is to set you up for success to optimize your function and quality of life.
Pelvic Health is typically not a big part of a physical therapist’s education. It is a specialization requiring much further study, training and practice following graduation.
Activcore physical therapists are uniquely qualified to treat people with pelvic floor dysfunction. They go beyond the symptoms and look at the whole body. Equipped with the Redcord suspension system and other industry leading tools, they are specially trained to optimize how your mind and muscles work together so that you can regain control of your body.
You’re never just a number at Activcore. You will have your own dedicated physical therapist (not an aide) by your side throughout every session.
In a private office setting, your physical therapist will perform a comprehensive physical exam and movement screen to help determine the underlying root cause of the dysfunction. Together, you and your provider will then develop and commit to a plan of care tailored to your individual needs, lifestyle and goals.
You will feel the Activcore difference from your first visit. This is a highly personalized experience applying the latest breakthrough techniques, such as neuromuscular activation, postural muscle retraining, trigger point dry needling, manual therapy, myofascial release, and Pilates apparatus exercise. You will also receive a home exercise program customized just for you.
• Stress urinary incontinence
• Urge urinary incontinence
• Fecal incontinence
• Difficulty holding back gas
• Straining to void
• Double voiding
• Crohn’s Disease
• IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome)
• Pelvic girdle pain
"I have been so happy with the Activcore experience. My physical therapist helped me immensely with my bladder and pelvic floor issues. She was upbeat and encouraging, easy to talk to, and never made me feel uncomfortable even discussing very private issues. She gave me a lot of information on what I could do to help myself, things to avoid, changes to my routine, in addition to the pelvic floor therapy she was providing. She was always on time, prepared for me, with each appointment building on the previous one. I looked forward to our therapy sessions and have sung her praises to many of my friends. The care and therapy changed my life, thank you Activcore!"
- satisfied client