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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

RESOURCES

National Association for Continence

International Pelvic Pain Society

APTA Section on Women’s Health

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.

Aimee Diaz, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC

Hilary Brown, PT, DPT, CSCS

Marisa Hentis, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Eileen Johnson, PT, DPT, WCS

Kelsie Kaiser, PT, DPT

Daniel Kirages, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Kevin Reichel, PT, DPT

April Spina, PT, DPT, OCS

Lisa Tan, PT, DPT

Mark Zipser, PT, DPT

 

Location and Hours

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

USC Physical Therapy at the Health Sciences Campus

USC Physical Therapy at the University Park Campus