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Unlocking Wellness: The Comprehensive Guide to Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy for Women

Unlocking Wellness: The Comprehensive Guide to Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy for Women
Dr. Garrett Stroup. Physical Therapist in Roseburg Area.


Dr. Garrett C. Stroup

DPT, VRC - Owner and Founder

We help athletes and active adults regain control of their injury without expensive surgeries or medications, so they can keep going.


Welcome to OrMobility Physical Therapy & Performance, where we specialize in providing top-notch pelvic floor physical therapy for women. Pelvic floor issues are more common than one might think, affecting women of all ages. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the importance of pelvic floor health, common issues women may face, and how our specialized pelvic floor physical therapy can help improve your overall well-being.

Understanding the Pelvic Floor

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues that form a hammock-like structure at the base of the pelvis. This complex network plays a crucial role in supporting pelvic organs, maintaining urinary and bowel continence, and contributing to sexual function. Understanding the anatomy and function of the pelvic floor is the first step toward addressing any issues that may arise.

Anatomy of the Pelvic Floor

Start by explaining the various components of the pelvic floor, including muscles such as the pubococcygeus, iliococcygeus, and puborectalis. Emphasize the interconnectedness of these muscles and their role in providing support to pelvic organs.

Function of the Pelvic Floor

Discuss the multifaceted functions of the pelvic floor, such as supporting the bladder, uterus, and rectum; controlling bowel and bladder movements; and contributing to sexual function. Emphasize the role of a well-functioning pelvic floor in maintaining overall pelvic health.

Common Pelvic Floor Issues

Highlight some of the common pelvic floor issues that women may face, ranging from discomfort and pain to incontinence and sexual dysfunction. Addressing these issues promptly is crucial to preventing further complications and improving quality of life.

Urinary Incontinence

Explore the different types of urinary incontinence, such as stress incontinence, urge incontinence, and mixed incontinence. Explain how pelvic floor physical therapy can help strengthen and coordinate the pelvic floor muscles to address these issues.

Pelvic Pain

Discuss the various causes of pelvic pain, including musculoskeletal issues, nerve entrapment, and dysfunction of pelvic organs. Highlight the role of pelvic floor physical therapy in alleviating pain through relaxation, stretching, and strengthening exercises.


Explain pelvic organ prolapse and its impact on the pelvic floor. Describe how pelvic floor physical therapy can play a crucial role in managing and improving symptoms associated with prolapse.

The Role of Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

The Role of Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Now that we’ve explored the intricacies of the pelvic floor and common issues women may face, let’s delve into the specifics of how pelvic floor physical therapy can make a significant difference in addressing these concerns.

Comprehensive Assessment

Describe the initial assessment process at OrMobility Physical Therapy & Performance, where our skilled physical therapists conduct a thorough evaluation to identify specific issues and tailor treatment plans to individual needs. This may include a discussion of medical history, a physical examination, and specialized tests if necessary.

Individualized Treatment Plans

Highlight the personalized nature of the treatment plans developed at OrMobility Physical Therapy & Performance. Discuss how exercises, manual therapy, biofeedback, and other modalities are utilized to target specific pelvic floor issues. Emphasize the importance of consistency and active patient involvement in the rehabilitation process.

Education and Empowerment

Stress the role of patient education in empowering women to take control of their pelvic health. Provide valuable information on lifestyle modifications, home exercises, and self-care practices that complement in-clinic sessions and contribute to long-term wellness.

Benefits of Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Explore the numerous benefits that women can experience through consistent participation in pelvic floor physical therapy at OrMobility Physical Therapy & Performance.

Improved Pelvic Health

Discuss how targeted exercises and therapies can lead to increased pelvic floor strength, flexibility, and coordination, resulting in better overall pelvic health.

Enhanced Quality of Life

Address how resolving pelvic floor issues can lead to improved quality of life, with reduced pain, increased comfort, and restored confidence in daily activities.

Prevention of Future Complications

Highlight how addressing pelvic floor issues early on can prevent the development of more severe complications, contributing to long-term well-being.

Testimonials and Success Stories

Share real-life success stories from women who have experienced positive outcomes through pelvic floor physical therapy at  OrMobility Physical Therapy & Performance. Include testimonials that reflect the diverse range of issues addressed and showcase the effectiveness of your specialized approach.

Frequently Asked Questions

Anticipate and answer common questions that women may have about pelvic floor physical therapy. Cover topics such as the duration of treatment, expected outcomes, and potential side effects.


Wrap up the blog post by emphasizing the importance of pelvic floor health and the transformative impact that pelvic floor physical therapy can have on the lives of women. Encourage readers to take the first step towards a healthier pelvic floor by scheduling a consultation at OrMobility Physical Therapy & Performance. At OrMobility, we are dedicated to unlocking wellness and helping women live their lives to the fullest.

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