A healthy body starts with a healthy pelvis. Your pelvis serves many important functions. As the center connection point between your upper and lower body, it is core to the way you move, breathe, and regulate normal bodily processes like voiding. The pelvis also protects your delicate organs, while anchoring the powerful muscles of your hips, thighs, and abdomen during physical activities.
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 assess and treat pelvic floor dysfunction. They go beyond the pelvic floor 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 pelvis work together so that you can regain control of your body.
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. LEARN MORE
Breast cancer rehabilitation is considered a specialized segment of physical therapy. It is intended for anyone who has just been diagnosed with breast cancer ("Prehab") or is at any point along a course of medical care including radiation, chemotherapy, alternative treatments, and/or surgical interventions (lumpectomy, mastectomy, reconstructive surgery, etc.). Our breast cancer specialists are fully equipped to help minimize the effects of oncology treatment. They are also specially trained to gently guide you into more progressive physical activities for a safe return to sports and everyday life. LEARN MORE
Following surgical procedures, the body is focused on healing. However, the surgical process can leave people with tissue and musculoskeletal changes that impact functioning. The body adapts in the short term, but for sustainable movement in the long-term, those musculoskeletal changes need to be addressed. Aftercare for gender affirming surgeries includes education regarding aftercare to optimize healing, addressing post-operative scars and tissue changes, and ensuring safe, pain-free movement. LEARN MORE
It is our goal at Activcore to provide a safe, inclusive space so that all people can feel comfortable, accepted, and motivated to achieve their goals. We recognize the need for the LGBTQ+ community to have a place in the practice that they feel is both accessible and able to meet their individual needs. Activcore team members have pursued advanced post-graduate training in the treatment of LGBTQ+ specific musculoskeletal and pelvic floor dysfunctions so as best to serve the needs of this population. LEARN MORE
The pelvis serves many vital functions for kids. As the center connection point between the child's upper and lower body, it is core to how they move, breathe, and regulate normal bodily processes like bowel and bladder function. Most children by the age of 2 years old are ready to be potty trained. In some cases though, the child may not be ready and continue to leak urine throughout the day or night. Urinary incontinence could be normal for their age but there does come a time when children should be dry during both the day and night. A pediatric pelvic health specialist can determine why they're still having accidents and how to help. LEARN MORE
Everyone has a pelvis, so just about every BODY could benefit from better pelvic health. Your pelvis serves many important functions. As the center connection point between your upper and lower body, it is core to the way you move, breathe, and regulate normal bodily processes like voiding. The pelvis also protects your delicate organs, while anchoring the powerful muscles of your hips, thighs, and abdomen during physical activities. Just like any other muscle in the body, the pelvic floor muscles can succumb to injury and dysfunction. LEARN MORE
During pregnancy, the body goes through many musculoskeletal and hormonal changes that can alter core and pelvic floor function. These changes help support the growing baby, but they can also lead to pain and dysfunction for the mom. Studies show that about 50% of women will experience lower back pain during their pregnancy and this pain can continue to persist postpartum. Due to the increased pressure on the pelvic floor, it is also common to have difficulty with bowel, bladder, and sexual function. LEARN MORE
Pelvic health physical therapists have undergone advanced post-graduate training in order to effectively evaluate and treat the muscles of the pelvic floor following prostate cancer treatment (radiation, chemotherapy, surgery, etc.). They are specially trained to assess pelvic floor functioning as well as overall core functioning and develop a treatment plan geared toward optimizing your quality of life post-surgery. LEARN MORE
Do you have pain or fatigue in your neck or back, slouch a lot, or find it hard to sit up straight? Whether you've been diagnosed with postural imbalances or scoliosis, Activcore's unique neuromuscular approach helps restore strength and muscle control to both improve alignment and correct dysfunctional movement patterns for sustainable results. There are also customized programs for adolescents and teens to teach them how to live and move better in their growing bodies. LEARN MORE
One of the domains of pelvic health is sexual health. In PT, we consider the role of the pelvic floor muscles as part of the greater system of the body and how they play into the sexual response cycle. Many sexual dysfunctions have roots in pelvic floor dysfunction. The pelvic floor moves and changes depending on where the body is in the sexual response cycle. LEARN MORE