Pelvic Floor Muscle Therapy

Gynecology & Obstetrics in Manhattan, KS

Pelvic Floor Muscle Therapy

Pelvic Floor Muscle Therapy services offered in Manhattan, KS

Pelvic floor physical therapy is an effective nonsurgical option for the treatment of pelvic floor disorders. At The Women's Health Group, P.A., with two offices in West and East Manhattan, Kansas, the leading team of women’s health specialists can evaluate and refer patients for pelvic floor physical therapy. Appointments can even be scheduled with Mathis Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy at our West office. Call the office nearest to you or click on the online booking link now.

Pelvic Floor Muscle Therapy Q&A

What are pelvic floor disorders?

Pelvic floor disorders affect the muscles and connective tissues in the lower part of your pelvis. Damage to these tissues can cause them to weaken, which can lead to frustrating difficulties such as:


  • Urinary incontinence
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Pressure in your vagina
  • Lower back pain
  • Constipation
  • Painful intercourse
  • Difficulty inserting tampons


The most severe pelvic floor disorder, pelvic organ prolapse, can even cause your uterus to bulge through your vagina in rare cases.

What causes pelvic floor disorders?

Pelvic floor disorders develop because of stress to the pelvic floor muscles. The main cause of pelvic floor disorders is pregnancy and vaginal childbirth, but women who give birth through Cesarean section can also experience pelvic organ problems.


You can also develop pelvic floor disorders following a hysterectomy or in menopause. Factors like extra weight and chronic coughing can also contribute to pelvic floor disorders. 

What is pelvic floor physical therapy?

Pelvic floor physical therapy is a nonsurgical approach to the treatment of pelvic floor disorders. With this type of therapy, you’ll work with a specially trained physical therapist who has advanced training in this type of therapy.

Pelvic floor therapy is always customized for the individual, but the main components include learning to ease symptoms like pain and fullness while restoring muscle strength. In addition, your physical therapist may use special massage techniques both externally and internally to relieve symptoms and improve muscle function. 

In some cases, biofeedback and other advanced techniques may also be part of your pelvic floor therapy. Biofeedback uses electrical sensors to help you learn which muscles to use as you do your pelvic floor exercises.

What treatments go along with pelvic floor physical therapy?

Depending on your situation and symptoms, you may need other treatments for pelvic floor disorders. For example, some women also need a pessary, a device that you wear internally to help lift and support your pelvic organs. 

If pelvic floor therapy and other nonsurgical options don’t provide enough relief, The Women’s Health Group, P.A. team may recommend a surgical procedure for long-term relief.  

There’s no reason to suffer through ongoing pain, incontinence, or other pelvic organ issues. To learn more about how pelvic floor physical therapy at The Women’s Health Group, P.A. can help, call the office nearest to you or click on the online booking link now.