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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Specialist

Results Physical Therapy -  - Physical Therapist

Results Physical Therapy

Physical Therapists located in Gainesville, VA & Fairfax, VA


⇒ Only offered at our Gainesville office

Whether born with female or male anatomy, everyone has a pelvis with muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, nerves and blood supply that needs to function properly for urinary, bowel and sexual function. Your pelvis is the keystone to your body and is essential to consider when issues have arisen and now professional or medication has helped resolve those symptoms. Several conditions that can be assessed and treated by a physical therapist specializing in pelvic floor dysfunction are and not limited to:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Vulvodynia (pain in female perineum)
  • Organ Prolapse
  • Constipation
  • Urinary/Bowel Incontinence
  • Dyspareunia (painful penetration)
  • Stress Incontinence
  • Urge Incontinence
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Nocturia (increase in nighttime voiding)
  • Low Back Pain with any of above symptoms
  • Post-surgical
  • Hypertonic Levator Ani (tight pelvic muscle)

What to Expect during a pelvic floor session:

Your physical therapist will first complete a comprehensive medical history review including medications, surgeries, bladder/bowel/sexual health screen and discuss your goals. Both an external and internal pelvic assessment will be completed at your comfort level to determine the best treatment plan to meet your needs. Both external and internal assessment is beneficial to have a comprehensive treatment plan but is not required. Our goal at Results Physical Therapy is to help you achieve your goals with the utmost respect, dignity and hold modesty to the highest standard. All assessments would be completed in a private treatment room with appropriate sanitation and covering needs for ultimate comfort for the client.


Pelvic Floor:

Pelvic floor symptoms are variable as well as the treatment for those symptoms. Client can experience difficulties with urination, defecation and sexual performance. Pelvic floor treatment is determined from the comprehensive assessment from the physical therapist on evaluation and can include:

  • Biofeedback - Dilator use
  • Relaxation and breathing techniques
  • Stretching activities
  • Strengthening exercises (Kegels or core strengthening)
  • Pelvic positioning or ergonomic training
  • Hydration and hygiene education
  • Dietary considerations

Your physical therapist will implement techniques that you can immediately implement into your daily routine to maximize your pelvic function and meet your goals and quality of life. Most treatment plans require 1-2 sessions per week and will be individualized to your needs and lifestyle to achieve optimal results.