Pelvic Health Therapy

Broadlawns Physical Therapy offers comprehensive pelvic health physical therapy services for various health issues caused by pregnancy, birthing, aging, falls, sports-related injuries, car accidents, abdominal or pelvic surgeries, or any situation where the pelvis experiences a sudden trauma. Physical Therapy using the Functional Manual Therapy approach is an effective treatment option to regain normal bladder and bowel control, pain free intimacy, and menstrual cycles as well as facilitating strong pelvic floor muscles.

What is Pelvic Health Physical Therapy?

Pelvic Health Physical Therapy helps to address pain, weakness, and dysfunction in the pelvic floor muscles.

Some symptoms that can be improved with pelvic health physical therapy are:

  • Back pain with menses

  • Cramps

  • C-Section scar tissue 

  • Difficulty or straining with bowel movements

  • Erectile dysfunction

  • Gut issues

  • Gynecology - post surgical

  • Low back pain

  • Oncology – post surgical

  • Pain with intimacy

  • Pain with ovulation (mid-cycle)

  • Pelvic pain or weakness of pelvic floor muscles

  • Post-prostatectomy

  • Post-void dribble

  • Pregnancy-related pain

  • Scar pain and tightness

  • Stress incontinence

  • Urgency incontinence

How We Can Help

Our Physical Therapists have advanced training in pelvic health issues management and rehabilitation, and training in Functional Manual Therapy (FMT) through the Institute of Physical Art®.

At your first appointment, your therapist will do an assessment before deciding which types of therapy will be most effective. The initial assessment may include an evaluation of both external and internal muscles. You may be asked to stand, walk, and sit to see if there are posture or joint issues that could be affecting the pelvic floor muscles. 


  Shannon Brostad, PT, MPT
  Mollie Hammer, PT, DPT