What can you expect during your Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Appointment?
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy in Lebanon, NH and Grantham, NH
Pelvic pain and dysfunction can be unfamiliar and difficult to address. Our physical therapists are highly skilled and experienced with treating these common conditions though and we are here to put you at ease with your treatment.
When you come in for your Pelvic Floor appointment, here’s what you can expect:
Your appointment will be confidential and discrete. When you arrive for your first appointment, your Pelvic Floor specialist will work with you one-on-one in a private treatment room. The examination is personalized to your unique situation and may include multiple different examination components including any of the following:
- Taking a detailed history (e.g. prior surgeries, medical history, child births, and more)
- Review of bowel, bladder, and sexual function
- Assessment of posture, gait, range of motion, flexibility, and strength testing of the hips, spine, abdominals and pelvic floor tissues
- Internal vaginal or internal rectal assessment of the pelvic floor muscles
- Surface EMG/biofeedback of the pelvic floor muscles
Our Physical Therapists have specialized training in assessing and treating the pelvic floor musculature, and may do so via a pelvic exam which may be performed internally or externally, depending on your symptoms and comfort level. Ultimately, the goal of your treatment is to address the underlying factors contributing to your symptoms to reduce pain and to assist in participating in activities of daily living.
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist Expertise
Shanna Duffy, PT, DPT, PRPC, BC-PMD is is Board Certified in Pelvic Rehabilitation (PRPC) through the Herman & Wallace Institute. She is one of only 10 practitioners in NH/VT with this level of Pelvic Health accreditation. In addition, she is one of only 83 physical therapists in the US to be Board Certified in Biofeedback to treat Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction.
Stephanie Daniels, PT, DPT has experience as a Pelvic Floor Physical therapy clinic director and has dedicated her continuing education coursework to Pelvic Health courses through the American Physical Therapy Association’s Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy. She has taken all three levels of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy which provide training for the evaluation and management of pelvic floor dysfunction in a variety of patient populations.