Pelvic floor physical therapy in NJ and why it matters

As a physical therapist who specializes in pelvic health and wellness, I am often asked by patients, why hasn't anyone told them about pelvic floor physical therapy?  And isn't it more than just Kegels?This is especially true for post-partum women who are experiencing pelvic pain, painful sex, bladder leakage, hip and back pain, generalized weakness and other, non-discussed issues that women suffer from after a difficult pregnancy or traumatic childbirth. Sometimes, the birthing experience is not traumatic but now there is a different sensation and...

Male pelvic pain and pelvic floor physical therapy for men

Four Corners Physical Therapy is proud to be recognized as a center of excellence for the evaluation and treatment of male pelvic pain and dysfunction. Physicians in NYC and New Jersey confidently refer their patients who have complex issues that might involve the urologic, colorectal, gastrointestinal and orthopedic systems.  Unfortunately it might take several visits to find the right physician who recognizes that pelvic pain and bladder and bowel issues can be be related to the musculoskeletal system and their pelvic floor muscles. Many of...

postpartum “give it time” doesn’t work

Women who experience postpartum pain are often told by their providers to "give it time" and they will heal.  As a physical therapy provider who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of postpartum women, I say this is unacceptable. Postpartum issues are often multifactorial and involve soft tissue, joint dysfunction and muscle imbalances. What is "it" that time will heal?  Women who have pelvic floor weakness, pain, bladder or bowel leakage lose precious time bonding with their newborns because they are unable to do the...