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Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

We provide a safe environment for women, men, and children with urinary, gynecological, colorectral, and other related health issues.

Pediatric pelvic floor physical therapy treatment is performed at an age appropriate level to encourage independence and control of bladder and bowel function.

Women's Health

Are you suffering from pregnancy related back or neck pain? Do you experience incontinence of urine or stool? Have you been experiencing pain with sitting that just won't subside? Are you experiencing pelvic pain or is intercourse painful? If you have answered "yes" to any of these questions, then Holistic Physical Therapy Services may be right for you.

We offer comprehensive pelvic floor rehabilitation services that are delivered by highly specialized physical therapists in each of the following areas:

  • Urinary Incontinence: There are several types of urinary incontinence including stress, urge, overflow, and mixed. All have different causes, but can be improved with the conservative measures that we offer including biofeedback, pelvic floor strengthening, and behavior modification.
  • Bowel Incontinence: In many cases, weakening of the pelvic floor muscles is the most common cause. You will learn how to retrain your muscles for effective bowel movements and learn how to strengthen weak musculature.
  • Colo-Rectal Disorders: We offer treatment for coccydynia, non-relaxing puborectalis, constipation, anismus, proctalgia fugax, and general anal pain syndromes.
  • Pelvic Pain: Too many women go undiagnosed and untreated with pelvic pain syndromes including vulvar vestibulitis, vulvodynia, dyspareunia, and interstitial cystitis. Our specialists utilize internal manual techniques to decrease pelvic floor hypertonus, biofeedback to encourage relaxation, and a variety of self-care techniques to speed the progression toward recovery. We can help you lower your pain and return to improved function. We also are networked with some of the best clinical social workers and psychologists in the area to meet the needs of our clients who have a history of sexual abuse or trauma.
  • Pre and Post Natal: At Holistic Physical Therapy Services, we believe that pregnancy should be a time of happiness and well-being. Our pregnancy specialists are trained to help you decrease pregnancy-related pain and prepare you for a healthy labor and delivery.

If you have a condition that is not listed here, but you are seeking conservative measures please call to speak with one of our specialists to find out if intervention by a physical therapist may be beneficial. Contact us Monday through Friday at (207) 879-7510.

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Men's Health

Chronic Male Pelvic Pain has puzzled the medical community for over a century. At Holistic Physical Therapy Services we believe that you do not have to continue to suffer. Working closely with your referring physician, we utilize a combination of medical, behavioral, and physical interventions to help alleviate and abate your symptoms.

At Holistic Physical Therapy Services our Men's Health specialists are trained to effectively treat symptoms associated with:

  • Male Chronic Pelvic Pain (CPP): CPP usually persists due to a hypertonus dysfunction in the pelvic floor muscles. Using a combination of soft tissue techniques described in the Stanford Protocol, our specialists will work closely with you to recognize pain referral patterns and recommend techniques that will best address your pain syndrome.
  • Coccydynia: We utilize either an internal or external approach to normalize the position of the coccyx followed by stabilization techniques to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Post-prostatectomy Pain: Similarly to chronic pelvic pain, PPP can occur as a result of hypertonus in the pelvic floor muscles secondary to surgery.
  • Male Incontinence: In many cases, weakening of the pelvic floor muscles is the most common cause. You will learn how to retrain and strengthen your muscles to aid with better control of your bladder.
  • Pudendal Neuralgia: Pressure or tension placed on the pudendal nerve can contribute to or cause many pelvic and lower quarter pain syndromes. In many cases conservative intervention with a manual based approach can improve and in some cases, abate these symptoms.

If you have a condition that is not listed here, but you are seeking conservative measures please call to speak with one of our specialists to find out if intervention by a physical therapist may be beneficial. Contact us Monday through Friday at (207) 879-7510.

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Pediatric Continence

Dysfunctional elimination syndrome (DES) is any variety of conditions that cause a child to have difficulty controlling his/her bowels and/or bladder. This can include urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and constipation.

Dysfunctional elemination sydrome may be caused by:

  • Drinking inappropriate amounts of fluid, either too much or not enough.
  • Poor coordination and strength of the pelvic floor muscles.
  • Inadequate amount of fiber in the diet.
  • Pain with previous bowel movements.
  • Emotional stressors.

How can physical therapy help?

A physical therapist can educate children and their familes about proper bowel and bladder habits, nutritional needs, and pelvic floor strengthening and control.

Children can learn where their pelvic floor muscles are, how to contract and relax them, and how to use them properly to avoid accidents. We use biofeedbak as an effective teaching tool to aid in pelvic floor muscle training.

If your child has a condition that is not listed here, but you are seeking conservative measures please call to speak with one of our specialists to find out if intervention by a physical therapist may be beneficial. Contact us Monday through Friday at (207)879-7510.

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