Pelvic Health

You may need Pelvic Floor Therapy
and don’t know it.

Are you experiencing incontinence or leaking? Painful urination? Painful intercourse? Lower back and hip pain?
Do you have difficulty transitioning from lying down to sitting up? Are you pregnant or have just given birth?

You may be experiencing a weakening or excessive tightness of your pelvic floor. Elizabeth Rogers Pilates & Physical Therapy, PLLC offers a Pelvic Health Program to help you rehabilitate your pelvic floor.

 

How do I know that I have pelvic floor dysfunction?
Many people suffer from pelvic dysfunction and are not aware of it. Symptoms include:

  • Urinary urgency
  • Urinary incontinence or leaking
  • Fecal incontinence or leaking
  • Constipation
  • Difficulty transitioning from lying down to sitting up
  • Feeling of fullness in your pelvic area
  • Feeling of weakness or tightness in your lower back, hips, groin, sides of the legs
  • Painful intercourse
  • C-section scarring

What can cause pelvic dysfunction?
The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that holds the pelvic organs (the vagina, bladder, rectum or uterus, in a woman). When these muscles become weak or too tight, they can cause low back, hip or pelvic pain and/or incontinence. Pregnancy, childbirth, c-section, poor posture, advanced age, high impact sports (running), cancer treatments, pelvic or urogenital surgery are all risk factors for pelvic dysfunction.

 

What can be done?
We take a non-surgical approach for strengthening and releasing the pelvic floor and restoring proper movement with manual therapy, modalities, patient education and therapeutic exercises.

 

What can I expect?
First we will perform an examination and test specific muscles to assess strength deficits, coordination concerns, tight muscles, tender points and myofascial restrictions. We will develop a treatment plan for you that includes independent, take-home exercises that will empower you to prevent further impairments down the road.

Read more about our Pelvic Health Specialist or
contact her at kelsea@elizabethrogerspt.com with questions.

Read more about our Pelvic Health Specialist or contact her at kelsea@elizabethrogerspt.com with questions.

Scheduling

Please call or email to schedule with a Physical Therapist:

(206) 535-7356

info@elizabethrogerspt.com

Schedule your Pilates or Physical Therapy session now!

Covid-19 Notice

3/27/2020 Covid-19 Notice:

On March 19th, we made the difficult, yet important decision to close both clinics, in order to do our part to flatten the curve. We will reopen the clinics part time on Monday, April 6th, with an emphasis on telemedicine. This will allow us to comply as much as possible with the governor's Stay Home Stay Healthy order if it is extended, while also meeting our obligation as essential infrastructure workers. According to Dr. Matos, an expert in biological surety and the management of select agent programs at federal facilities: "Physical therapists are essential in flattening the curve of the Covid-19 pandemic. They play a key role in keeping people they can help out of doctors' offices and ER's. This will not only free up the medical teams to treat those impacted by Covid-19, but also limit the exposure of those seeking the care of the physical therapist." To that end, we will focus on telemedicine, but also allow for select, necessary in-office treatments for low risk, healthy individuals. This will be a joint determination between you and your PT. Many, if not all of our patients, have come to appreciate the effectiveness and efficiency of the hands-on manual therapy techniques our physical therapists use to help relieve pain and improve function. So, we recognize that a telemedicine visit may not seem as appealing. At this time, telemedicine is the appropriate and safe way to continue your care without further interruption and your physical therapists are prepared to alter their approach in order to still provide effective care.

During our temporary closure, your physical therapists have been on unemployment and not able to contribute to our communities financially as they normally would like to. Getting back to work, providing your care will allow us to resume caring for you and our community. For every telemedicine visit we provide in April, the clinic will donate $5 to the following organizations:

Kelsea Cannon, PT- Westside Baby
Lauren Esmailka, PT- Treehouse
Elizabeth Rogers, PT- Rainier Valley Food Bank

We remain passionate about helping you improve and maintain the function of your movement system so that you can do the activities you love. I remain available for urgent (i.e. post-op care, acute injury, treatment needed to decrease/avoid use of NSAIDs and Opiods) in-clinic treatment and telemedicine treatment from now until April 6th. We invite you to follow/Like our  Facebook page, where I am offering complimentary weekly Pilates mat class on Wednesdays at 7am and foam roller class on Fridays at 7am. All are welcome to participate in these classes or view them anytime on our Facebook page.

Please contact me directly with any questions or concerns. If you are a current patient, you should have received an email from me with scheduling/rescheduling info. Be in touch with your PT to schedule your telemedicine visit. I am available via clinic phone (206-535-7356) and email (elizabeth@elizabethrogerspt.com). We will update you here and our Facebook page as things change.

We are counting the days until we get to resume our work together both virtually and in the clinic! Thank you for your support of this small, locally-owned physical therapy private practice!

Elizabeth Rogers, PT

Owner, Elizabeth Rogers Pilates & Physical Therapy, PLLC

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