Why see a pelvic floor therapist?
Many pelvic floor conditions can be managed and healed without surgery. Seeing a physical therapist (PT) or an occupational therapist (OT) who is trained as a pelvic floor therapist may help you better understand your symptoms and design a personalized program to help alleviate your pelvic discomfort or pain through retraining and strengthening your muscles. Some people will see a pelvic floor therapist just once or twice to assess their strength and flexibility, to get assistance with learning a specialized exercise and self-care program (which may include learning to do Kegel exercise correctly), assist with learning to do Kegel exercises correctly, and receive personalized guidance for maintaining pelvic floor health. Others may need more sessions for their condition(s) to be sufficiently treated.