Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy is specialized physical therapy aimed to treat pelvic dysfunction and promote optimal pelvic health for both women and men. Pelvic Floor dysfunction refers to a wide range of diagnoses pertaining to the pelvic floor muscles and the pelvis, including urinary/bowel incontinence, pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, and postpartum pelvic girdle dysfunction to name a few. Pelvic dysfunction occurs when pelvic muscles become weak, tight, or when there is an imbalance with the surrounding joints including, lower back, hips, and coccyx. Specialized pelvic floor physical therapists help men and women across the lifespan continuum, including young athletes, childbearing aged women, peri-menopausal women and men with pelvic health complications. At least 1 out of every 5 Americans will suffer from a pelvic floor dysfunction, including incontinence, at some time during their life.
Dr. Amanda Heritage, PT, DPT specializes in pelvic floor rehabilitation consisting of one-on-one personalized education, external and internal manual therapy, visceral mobilization, core stability and pelvic girdle strengthening to promote control and optimal healing of pelvic floor dysfunction.