In an effort to meet the specific and unique needs of women, Folsom Physical Therapy is pleased to offer Pelvic Health Physical Therapy.
What Does A Pelvic Health Physical Therapist Do?
Some physical therapists have specialized training to evaluate and treat women and men with a variety of genito-urinary and colorectal conditions. As the licensed health care practitioners who evaluate and treat the musculoskeletal system, the physical therapist is the ideal practitioner to address genito-urinary or colorectal dysfunction when it involves this system. All treatment at Folsom Physical Therapy is individually designed after thorough evaluation by the physical therapist.
Patients will be evaluated by a licensed physical therapist specializing in women’s health in a safe, private and comfortable environment. The evaluation procedure often includes a pelvic floor muscle evaluation, and patients should be aware of this before referral. Please note that this is a musculoskeletal exam, different from the pelvic exam performed by a physician.
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Myofascial Trigger Points of the Pelvic Floor
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Levator Ani Syndrome
Levator Ani Spasm
Bowel/Bladder Voiding Dysfunction
Bladder Retraining (Behavioral Modification)
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Women’s Health Therapy
Pelvic Health Therapy
Bowel / bladder dysfunction
Night / daytime wetting
We require a referral from your primary physician, gynecologist or urologist for pelvic health specialty care. Please talk to your doctor about the benefits of physical therapy treatment and your need for such care. Once you have a referral you will receive a one-on-one evaluation and subsequent treatment individualized specifically for you, all by a licensed physical therapist, who specialize in such treatment.
Pelvic Health Therapy Practitioners
Rachel Worman, DPT, MPT started the first pelvic health program at Folsom Physical Therapy before passing on the torch to Kristen Branham, MPT and Michael J. Moore, PT. She completed numerous continuing education courses in women’s health examination and treatment techniques. Additionally, she had the unique opportunity to receive individual specialty preceptorships from a team of local gynecologists and urologists. She is a member of the Section for Women’s Health of the American Physical Therapy Association.