Pelvic Floor

Physical Therapy Demystified: Interstitial Cystitis

Physical Therapy Demystified: Interstitial Cystitis

Interstitial Cystitis. 

Not as fun as it might sound. Interstitial Cystitis is also commonly known as Painful Bladder Syndrome. Symptoms include pain and/or pressure in the bladder and the need to urinate immediately. Often there is a relief from these symptoms after urination, which might also happen with great frequency. 

Physical Therapy Demystified: Pudendal Neuralgia

Physical Therapy Demystified: Pudendal Neuralgia

You know you've been living with a lot of pain for some time now, but going to a doctor for answers has left you even fuzzier and more confused than before. You wanted answers and all you got was a script for physical therapy and some mumbo jumbo diagnosis. 

Don't worry, we've got you covered. 

Not only do our New York and Florida offices have the most cutting edge equipment for your fitness and therapy needs, we've also got qualified and passionate physical therapists who are happy to answer your questions. 

Bladder Control 101

Bladder Control 101

If you're suffering from urinary incontinence there are things you can do to help get your groove back and have full confidence there won't be any leakage next time you sneeze or, heaven forbid, laugh too hard. 

MR4 Super Pulsed Laser for Physical Therapy Treatments

MR4 Super Pulsed Laser for Physical Therapy Treatments

It's a brave new world and lasers are at the forefront of medical technology. At our physical therapy clinics in New York City and Westchester we utilize the MR4 Super Pulsed Laser to manage pain and treat physical ailments towards a speedier recovery. The power of pulsating light to encourage tissue regeneration is one of the most effective and non-invasive ways to treat your chronic pain issues. If you haven't given it a try before and have been dealing with persistent pain or are just looking for a new approach to recovery, you'll want to take the MR4 Super Pulsed laser for a spin. 

Physical Therapy for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Physical Therapy for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Once you've been diagnosed with pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) you'll find yourself with a physical therapy appointment you might not be too excited about. While PFD is a common condition in both men and women, it is not a widely talked about ailment and can leave those diagnosed hesitant about their upcoming pt appointment. While PFD can range from incontinence to constipation to pain during sex, you can still expect a few simple things from your physical therapist regardless of your specific diagnosis. 

What's My Pelvic Floor, Again?

What's My Pelvic Floor, Again?

In recent years doctors, celebrities, and basically everyone around town has been more and more open to health issues surrounding the pelvic floor, but it can still be tricky to get pelvic floor dysfunction diagnosed. If you're having pain during urination, sex, or just frequent urination you might be one of the many who suffer from PFD. 

Common Postpartum Myths Debunked!

In recent conversations with women who had either just given birth or who were raising toddlers, or even teenagers, it became clear most of them were suffering from pelvic floor ailments and all of them were resigned to the idea that this was the way their life was now. What they didn’t realize is that there is an entire field in physical therapy dedicated to supporting and healing pelvic floor weakness. Imagine their further surprise when they heard that low back pain during pregnancy was also something a physical therapist could assist in healing as well! Turns out the Upper West Side is no stranger to mothers, and we’ve got the pelvic floor specialists and the facilities that are perfect for them!

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy; Don't Fear Sneezing Ever Again!

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy; Don't Fear Sneezing Ever Again!

Not sure if you need physical therapy for your pelvic floor but have the feeling it might be the answer to your fear of sneezing or jumping on a trampoline??? Or…Not sure what your pelvic floor even is?? Don’t worry, we’ve got quick and simple answers for you to figure out if you are one of the millions of men and/or women in need of pelvic floor physical therapy. Even better, we’ve got the physical therapists who can help you get back into tip top shape if you do find yourself in need!

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Symptoms 101

Pelvic floor pain can often manifest as referring pain, making it difficult to tell if the issue is with your pelvic muscles at all. For women the more obvious symptoms of pelvic pain syndrome might range from pain during sexual intercourse, rectal pain, leakage, incontinence, or constipation. Men might consider pelvic floor disorders if they experience consistent erectile dysfunction, testicular pain, bowel/bladder malfunction, or issues of the prostate. However, since pelvic floor pain can manifest as referring pain it is also important to pay attention to radiating low back, thigh, abdominal, and pelvic pain as this might be occurring due to issues with the pelvic floor.