Pelvic Health

Pelvic Health physical therapy includes both abdominal and pelvic health through evidence-based practice, innovative education, research, and social responsibility.  It is a nonsurgical treatment that is covered by most insurances and treats conditions for both men and women including incontinence, post-partum care, sexual dysfunction, and other pelvic organ and pain conditions.  Our women’s health specialty is available at North Charleston. Contact our therapist, Aliece Christopher, directly if you have any questions:

 Common Diagnoses that We Treat:

  • Pregnancy and postpartum
  • Men’s and women’s urinary and fecal incontinence
  • Post gynecological surgery
  • Men’s and women’s pelvic pain
  • Men’s and women’s constipation
  • Men’s and women’s pain with intercourse

What to Expect:

The Environment

We offer a comfortable, private women’s health room for treatment one-on-one with our pelvic health physical therapist. You may also request a second person in the room if it helps you feel more comfortable. Wear comfortable clothing because we will be assessing mobility and functional movement patterns at your initial visit.

Your First Visit

At your initial visit, your therapist will talk with you about your relevant medical history. She will ask questions about functional limitations you may have due to pelvic floor dysfunction and help establish goals for physical therapy. She’s here to help, so make sure you ask any questions you may have!

The evaluation will be based on your personal comfort level and what your therapist believes is appropriate for your treatment plan. Your initial exam may include external observation and palpation of your pelvic floor muscles in order to assess muscle tone and strength. This can help your therapist determine the cause of your pelvic floor dysfunction.

Your Treatment Plan

Follow up visits will consist of a combination of education, manual therapy techniques, biofeedback, and stretching/strengthening techniques. Your therapist may recommend the purchase of reasonably priced equipment to assist in your therapy progression.

Insurance Coverage:

Insurance covers therapy for most of the treatments covered above, and we always check insurance coverage prior to the evaluation.

Learn more about women’s health physical therapy.

Women’s Health is Specialized at the North Charleston