We treat a variety of pelvic health conditions including, but not limited to; bladder and bowel issues, incontinence, prolapse, painful sex or an inability to have penetrative sex, vaginismus, musculoskeletal aches (involving the back, hips, SI joint, groin, abdomen and sometimes limbs), cancer recovery, constipation,
Pelvic therapy is similar to other types of therapy, but also very different in some ways. It is similar, because all therapy aims to address the neuromusculoskeletal system, which means that problems are occurring with your muscles, joints, connective tissue and nerves. Pelvic therapy visits are always delivered in a one-on-one session in a private room. Strengthening exercises can often be a component of the therapy, but do not require gym equipment. These symptoms are often caused by imbalances in muscle tone and strength of the pelvic floor and associated muscles and structures. Therefore, the movement, strength and muscle tone in your low back, hips, and abdomen, along with your posture and alignment, will be assessed.
RACHEL HOFMANN, DPT, WCS
Rachel pursued a career in physical therapy because of her fascination with how the body works and her active lifestyle. She is a graduate of Trinity International University and the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. A Women’s Health Clinical Specialist (WCS), Rachel is passionate about treating men and women with pelvic floor dysfunction. She loves being a Physical Therapist because of the opportunity to work with so many different people, and it makes her day when a patient says they are feeling better.
At OPT, Rachel appreciates the family feel of the clinics and the motivation of the therapists to work together to help patients recover as quickly as possible.
At OPT we treat a variety of female pelvic health conditions including, but not limited to; bladder and bowel issues, incontinence, prolapse, painful sex or an inability to have penetrative sex, vaginismus, musculoskeletal aches and pains (involving the back, hips, SI joint, groin, abdomen and sometimes limbs), pregnancy & postpartum recovery.
● Discuss medical history and symptoms
● Identify goals for therapy
● Assessment of posture, movement, strength, and mobility in problem area
● An internal examination may be necessary to assess your strength, tone, and flexibility of the pelvic floor. This is typically performed through the vaginal canal with a therapist’s gloved finger We are sensitive to any pain, discomfort, or apprehension this can cause and will do everything we can to make sure you are comfortable
● Set an individualized program that includes exercises and strategies to reduce symptoms and achieve goals
● Comprehensive report will be sent to your referring physician after your first visit as well as follow-ups
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