What is it?
The bones of the pelvis form a bowl. At the bottom of this bowl are muscles for going to the bathroom, having sex, and giving birth. As you can imagine, any of those muscles can be injured by scars from surgeries or childbirth. And sometimes the muscles are weak – which is more problematic in this part of the body than some others.
What should you expect from Springer PT?
We know, from our hundreds of patients, that sometimes not knowing can be the biggest barrier to recovery. That’s why we start first with education on how those muscles should work, how often you should urinate or have a bowel movement, how muscles should function during sex, and pre- and post-pregnancy assessments —in other words, coaching on how to push during labor so you don’t injure yourself.
You should expect that we’ll treat you with the utmost respect, listen carefully, and address the issues the way you want us to. We’ll get data from biofeedback, using small, external electrodes to help you see when you’re contracting the right muscles (these can work with sounds, too, if you prefer to hear a sound versus seeing a signal). When we do an external exam, we use a private room and the visit is with a therapist and patient, one on one. And you’ll be fully covered. We know these kinds of issues can be stressful. We’re here to help, not cause more stress!