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Introduction to Women's Health Issues

Physical Therapy in Bellingham and Whatcom County

Pelvic Health & Continence Program

Regaining Freedom & Control

Pelvic Pain and Elimination disorders are complex and may involve many components including urinary, colorectal, sexual function and orthopedic issues. Common pelvic pain and elimination disorder diagnoses may include:

  • Pelvic Floor dyssynergia (the pelvic floor muscles contract when they should relax)
  • Leaking of urine, stool and/or gas
  • Urinary or fecal urgency and frequency
  • Obstructed defecation
  • Constipation
  • Coccyx pain
  • Proctalgia fugax
  • Prostatitis
  • Groin or genital pain
  • Painful pelvic floor contraction
  • Levator ani syndrome
  • Dyspareunia or vaginismus
  • Vulvar pain
  • Pudendal neuralgia
  • Oncology related surgery/radiation issues
  • Pain during or after orgasm
  • Anorgasmia
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Myofascial trigger points
  • Bedwetting
  • Encopresis

Core Physical Therapy is a community leader in innovative and research-based treatment of pelvic floor weakness and pain in women, men and children. Our specialized clinicians perform a detailed evaluation of posture, pelvic floor and surrounding muscle groups, biomechanics, as well as spine and hip function. We utilize biofeedback-enhanced pelvic floor muscle-education in the clinic or at home, and apply motor learning theory to the rehabilitation of the pelvic floor during static and dynamic activities in order for the client to regain this essential control. Myofascial trigger point release techniques incorporated with relaxation and breathing strategies are also important tools. Painfree strengthening, stretching, self-care strategies will be implemented from the beginning to ensure that your care is complementing your healing.

Core Physical Therapy applies an integrative and comprehensive approach, working with a multidisciplinary team which may include urologist, gynecologist, colorectal surgeon, oncologist, gastroenterologist and interventional pain doctor. We are honored to provide compassionate and professional care to our clients.