Pelvic floor rehabilitation in New Jersey | Hackensack Meridian Health
Our experienced pelvic floor therapists use the latest, proven techniques to help you improve quality of life. You’ll learn specific exercises that can reduce or eliminate incontinence, strengthen and improve the coordination of your pelvic floor muscles and help you get back to doing the things you love.
Our specialists can help you with many pelvic problems, including:
- Chronic or long-term pelvic pain
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Pregnancy-related pain or dysfunction
- Prenatal and postpartum pelvic girdle pain and instability
- Recovery from urogenital and prostatectomy and hysterectomy surgery
- Recovery from episiotomy, tearing and cesarean birth
- Stress and urge urinary incontinence
- Urinary frequency or urgency
- Overactive bladder syndrome
Why Choose Hackensack Meridian Health for Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
Our rehabilitation facilities are licensed by the State of New Jersey and meet rigorous quality standards in all areas of our operations and patient care to achieve national accreditation by the Joint Commission.
Our rehabilitation experts specialize in the latest hands-on techniques to help patients overcome pelvic dysfunction and live pain-free.
We build a rehabilitation program around your diagnosis, needs, goals and priorities. All sessions are one-on-one and conducted by a physical therapist in a private and comfortable treatment room.
What is the Pelvic Floor?
Pelvic floor muscles in the base of your torso support the urinary and reproductive tracts and are responsible for bladder and bowel function and sexual pleasure. These core muscles also work with your hip and back muscles to support:
- Women: Bladder, uterus, rectum, and vagina
- Men: Bladder, bowel, rectum, and urethra
What is Pelvic Floor Dysfunction?
If your pelvic floor muscles are weak or not functioning correctly, you may experience symptoms such as:
- Difficulty urinating
- Bladder and bowel incontinence
- Painful intercourse
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Pelvic pain
- Urinary or fecal urgency
What is Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation?
Our specially-trained physical therapists evaluate your muscle strength, identify which muscles to target and develop a personalized therapy program to help you strengthen them.
We use non-invasive and non-pharmacologic interventions whenever possible. In fact, many of our patients can even discontinue pain medication entirely. Most therapy programs run for six to eight weeks and may include several techniques, such as:
- Breathing exercises
- Core and pelvic floor exercises
- Education on self-management at home
- Postural and strength training
Freehold Woman Finally Finds Pelvic Pain Relief
“Before participating in the program, it was uncomfortable to even sit. Today, I feel fantastic and can do everything I want to. I feel normal again.” — Terri Patino, 64, Freehold, NJ
Our pelvic rehabilitation specialists work closely with you and your entire care team to help you recover and live pain-free.
Do You Feel Like Your Bladder Is Dropping?
Pelvic organ prolapse - a condition where the muscles in the pelvis can no longer support the pelvic organs - affects almost half at some point in their lives.