Pelvic Health

Overview

Physical therapy for pelvic health focuses on physical therapy management of musculoskeletal dysfunctions pertaining to conditions affecting the reproductive, urogenital, colorectal and neuro-musculoskeletal systems.

In partnership with the USC Center for Pelvic Health, we use state-of-the-art, patient-centered care for women and men with pelvic-region dysfunction and advance the field through novel research studies.

Conditions Treated

The pelvic health program encompasses four areas of care, including continence rehabilitation, pelvic pain management, voiding dysfunction management and pre-post natal care. USC offers physical therapy services to treat a number of conditions including:

Continence Rehabilitation

  • Fecal incontinence
  • Post-bladder reconstruction
  • Post-bladder suspension
  • Post-prostatectomy incontinence
  • Post-TURP incontinence
  • Urinary stress/urge incontinence

Pelvic-Pain Management

  • Anal/rectal pain
  • Coccygodynia (tailbone pain)
  • Dyspareunia
  • Ejaculatory pain
  • Genital pain
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Nonbacterial chronic prostatitis
  • Perineal pain
  • Postoperative pudendal nerve decompression
  • Pudendal neuralgia
  • Urinary/bowel voiding pain
  • Vulvodynia

Voiding Dysfunction Management

  • Constipation
  • Nocturia (waking up at night to urinate)
  • Poor-quality ejaculation
  • Post-void dribble
  • Thin/fragmented stools
  • Urgency/frequency syndrome
  • Urinary hesitancy
  • Weak stream

Prenatal and Postpartum Care

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Low-back pain
  • Nocturia (waking up at night to urinate)
  • Pelvic-region pain
  • Postural syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Urgency/frequency syndrome
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Physical Therapists

Physical Therapists

Our pelvic health physical therapy specialists offer the highest level of care by incorporating current best practices with current literature and clinical expertise to provide customized care for each patient.

Location and Hours

Physical therapy for pelvic health is offered at the following locations:

Resources

National Association for Continence
International Pelvic Pain Society
APTA Section on Women’s Health