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

06/09/2020 Covid-19 Notice:

Our clinics are open for in-clinic physical therapy visits, telemedicine physical therapy visits and virtual Pilates sessions. This allows us to comply as much as possible with the phased reopening of WA State, while also meeting our obligation as essential infrastructure workers. For in clinic treatment, the PT will wear a mask and patient needs to wear a mask of their own, social distancing is observed throughout the clinic and rigorous cleaning guidelines will be followed. At times during your treatment, it may not be possible for your PT to observe social distancing, such as during certain manual therapy techniques. The need for in-clinic treatment vs. telehealth treatment will be a joint determination between you and your PT. You may review our Covid-19 Exposure Control, Mitigation and Recovery Plan for the details of how we provide safe in-person care.

We are grateful for and support all of our clients who have been able to march and protest in support of Black Lives Matter. In order to continue to provide the safest clinic experience possible for our clients and providers, we are asking that any client who has participated in a march or protest do one of the following: 1.) Switch to telehealth visits for 14 days. 2.) Get tested for Covid-19 and provide us with negative results. Note that Seattle's mayor has cleared the way for those who march to get tested without symptoms and encourages participants to get tested. 3.) Wait 14 days after marching/protesting to return to the clinic. Thank you for understanding that this policy is in place to allow us to meet our responsibility to all clients, which is to do no harm.

We remain passionate about helping you improve and maintain the function of your movement system so that you can do the activities you love. We invite you to follow/Like our  Facebook page, where I am offering complimentary weekly Pilates mat 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. Be in touch with your PT to schedule your physical therapy visit. We are available via clinic phone (206-535-7356) and email (elizabeth@elizabethrogerspt.com). We will update you here and our Facebook page as things change.

Thank you for your support of this small, locally-owned physical therapy private practice!

Elizabeth Rogers, PT

Owner, Elizabeth Rogers Pilates & Physical Therapy, PLLC