Pelvic floor physical therapy is a treatment approach that uses the principles of physical therapy to provide a structured, effective and safe reconditioning of pelvic floor muscles.
Through a tailored treatment plan, the physical therapist manipulates pelvic floor muscles to restore their strength and function. If muscles are shortened and contracted, Dr. Slessor will help to stretch them in order to relax and to relieve pelvic floor pain associated with excessive tightening and cramping. If after evaluation she finds the opposite to be true, she will condition and strengthen pelvic floor muscles.
Pelvic floor therapy treats a number of conditions including incontinence, chronic pelvic pain, painful intercourse and difficulty with bowel movements or urination.