Empower Physical Therapy

470 John Young Way
Exton, Pennsylvania 19341
Phone: 610-873-3076

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Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

We are proud to offer treatments and therapies for some of the most common, but least-talked-about physical conditions.​ We are dedicated to creating an environment wherein patients of all ages can confide in us with urinary, digestive, and reproductive system challenges. We develop a treatment plan that offers much-needed relief, greater control, and often changes lives.

Proudly offering therapies for:

  • Pelvic floor pain and dysfunction

  • Interstitial cystitis

  • Vulvodynia

  • Incontinence (Pre- and-post surgical)

  • Visceral mobilization

  • Tailbone (coccyx) pain

Your symptoms

The symptoms of Pelvic floor pain and dysfunction (PFD) may vary greatly depending upon what part of the muscle complex is affected. These may include:

 

Urinary:

  • Difficulty initiating the urine stream

  • Straining with urination

  • Pelvic prolapse

  • Pain with urination

  • Starting and stopping of the urine stream

  • Sensation of incomplete bladder emptying or the sensation of needing to urinate almost immediately after urinating

  • Frequent daytime voiding

Pain:

  • Pelvic pressure or pain

  • Increased discomfort when sitting for long intervals

Bowel:

  • Constipation

  • Pain during or after bowel movement

  • Fecal incontinence

Sexual:

  • Pain with orgasm

  • Pain with vaginal penetration (superficial and/or deep)

Treatments

A comprehensive evaluation will guide us to using one or more of the following treatment protocols to make progress on your issues:

  • Myofacial release (internal and external)

  • Trigger point release (internal and external)

  • Joint mobilization

  • Visceral mobilization

  • Patient education

  • Therapeutic exercise

  • Core strengthening

  • Activity modification

  • Postural education

  • Relaxation techniques

  • Biofeedback ( internal and external)

  • Muscle re-education

  • Electrical stimulation

  • Behavior modification

What to Expect

at your appointments for pelvic dysfunction

We know it that pelvic disorders can be an uncomfortable, embarrassing, even scary thing to talk about. We've been treating these issues for years, and we promise to create an environment where you will feel safe to be open and honest with us. We have just one mission: to help you live a better life, with less pain.

 

For your first and every appointment, be sure to wear comfortable clothes. It will help you relax, and more accurately show us what you experience.

 

Here's what to expect when you come see us:

  • You will be assessed by one of our three Board Certified Women’s/Pelvic Health Therapist in a private treatment room setting with a closed door.

  • There you will openly discuss your current condition and concerns including your history, discussion of findings, and receive anatomy education so that you understand your condition/diagnosis.

  • The therapist will then perform a postural assessment, musculoskeletal exam including your strength and range of motion, and finally an internal vaginal or rectal exam depending on your condition.

  • It is important that the therapist knows your goals for treatment and why you are making the commitment to come to therapy.

  • At Empower, you will be scheduled with the same therapist for 1:1 follow up appointments and receive care from your licensed PT who will be with you during the entire session.

  • Typically in follow up appointments, your PT will do manual work in a private room and then progress to our gym area where you will work on exercise, strengthening, and Pilates-based workouts.

  • For a successful discharge, our therapist oversees, monitors, and progresses your case throughout your treatments so that you can achieve your functional goals more efficiently.

An elite Chester County PT

Board-Certified in

Women's Health (WCS)

The American Board of Physical Therapist Specialties (ABPTS) oversees the Women’s Health Clinical Specialist (WCS) board certification. The “WCS” (meaning, letters behind one’s name) indicates that a physical therapist has proven that he/she has the knowledge, skill, and experience exceeding that of an entry-level physical therapist and unique to the area of women’s health practice. We are an elite therapy office in Chester County proudly earning the WCS distinction.

Our practice treats all aspects of women and men, from adolescence through later life stages such as menopause. Our pelvic services focus on pregnancy and postpartum issues, urinary/bowel incontinence, pelvic pain and gastrointestinal disorders (IBS/constipation) using our functional manual therapy approach.

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For more information, call us at (610) 873-3076.