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Women's Health Physical Therapy

Count on the experienced women’s health physical therapists (PTs) at Mount Auburn Rehabilitation Services to help you find relief from musculoskeletal problems related to pregnancy and pelvic floor symptoms.

Signs of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

The pelvic floor is the group of muscles and connective tissues that support the pelvic organs. These muscles and tissues interact with the bladder, rectum, hips and back. You may benefit from pelvic floor physical therapy if you experience symptoms such as:

  • Incontinence
  • Pelvic pain or discomfort
  • Pain or weakness before or after childbirth
  • Pain with sexual intercourse
  • Needing to use the bathroom frequently or urgently
  • Sensation of pelvic heaviness or bulging (pelvic organ prolapse)
  • Painful scars from C-section or episiotomy/tearing during childbirth

Pelvic Floor Evaluation

Your PT will begin with a comprehensive assessment of your muscle function and condition, including your:

  • Pelvic, abdominal and back strength and flexibility
  • Pelvic and spine joint alignment
  • Posture and body mechanics

Women’s Physical Therapy Treatments

Work together with your physical therapist to create a treatment plan to improve your symptoms. Depending on your condition, your plan may include:

  • Bladder control training – Combines behavior modification and pelvic floor exercises to improve bladder function
  • Electrical stimulation – Uses noninvasive techniques to help you strengthen or relax pelvic muscles or to relieve pain
  • Ergonomics and body mechanics training – Teaches you how to sit, stand and complete daily tasks more comfortably
  • Pelvic floor and core exercises – Help you relax, stretch or strengthen your muscles
  • Massage and myofascial release – Uses manual pressure and stretching to ease tense muscles
  • Relaxation techniques – Help you relieve tension


Your evaluation and treatment may include biofeedback, which uses small electronic sensors to measure how tense or relaxed your pelvic floor muscles are. The measurements can help you understand how to contract or relax the correct muscles to ease your specific symptoms.

For More Information:

For more information about Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy or to inquire about an appointment, please call our Rehab Services department at 617-499-5011.

Your Recovery is Our Priority

Call 617-499-5011 to schedule a visit with a Licensed Therapist and begin your journey to recovery.

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