Our Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction Services

— conditions we treat

Our Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction Services

Care for all bodies

For almost 20 years Beyond Basics has been dedicated to comprehensive care for pelvic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction in all people, including children. When we first started, fewer than a handful of therapists around the world were engaged in pelvic floor PT—and in a limited way. Today we are one of the few practices globally that has bridged the gap between the pelvic region and the rest of the body to help heal the whole person.

Through the broad experience of our physical therapists and the range of advanced certifications they’ve earned, we can help you heal no matter where pain and dysfunction are present in your body.

Beyond Basics Physical Therapy is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equality, and inclusion. As a company, we are committed to the inclusion of all individuals. Every person is welcome and respected here. Any action not consistent with creating a safe space for all, will not be tolerated.

Care for all bodies
Understand Pelvic Floor Health

We Understand Pelvic Floor Health

As leading experts in the latest pelvic floor science and health treatments, we know how important proper pelvic floor function is, and are passionate about spreading awareness. After all, the pelvic floor is a vital network of muscles, tissues, and nerves supporting your pelvic organs and controlling bowel and bladder functions.

Anatomy of the Pelvic Floor

Comprised of pelvic muscles, connective tissues, and the pudendal nerve, the pelvic floor is a vital support system for your pelvic organs. The connective tissues also work together to maintain the integrity of the area and can impact your entire body. Our in-depth knowledge of pelvic floor anatomy allows us to provide targeted treatment interventions.

Function of the Pelvic Floor

Pelvic floor treatment is important because the area has so many important functions. Your pelvic floor supports your:

  • Bladder
  • Uterus
  • Rectum
  • Bowel and bladder movements
  • Functionality during sexual intercourse
  • Blood circulation in the pelvic area

Our understanding of these many functions allows us to develop effective strategies for treating pelvic floor dysfunction.

Causes of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

We’ve treated countless patients with a variety of pelvic floor disorders. Common contributors to pelvic floor dysfunction we’ve successfully treated:

  • Childbirth: Trauma during childbirth, especially in cases of prolonged labor or the use of forceps, can impact the pelvic floor muscles.
  • Chronic Constipation: Over time, straining during bowel movements can weaken pelvic floor muscles.
  • Pelvic Surgery: Previous surgeries in the pelvic region can lead to scarring or nerve damage, affecting pelvic floor function.
  • Age-related Changes: Aging can result in natural wear and tear on pelvic floor muscles.
  • Obesity: Excess weight can strain the pelvic floor over time.
Causes of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

— CONDITIONS WE TREAT

Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction

Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction

Pelvic Pain

Non-bacterial Prostatitis / Chronic Pelvic Pain

Pelvic Congestion

Vulvodynia / Vestibulodynia / Clitorodynia

Prostatodynia

Testicular and Penile Pain

Premature Ejaculation

Decreased Arousal

Pain In Perineum

Pudendal Neuralgia and Other Neuralgia / Neuritis Of Abdomino-pelvic Nerves

Groin Pain, Coccyx Pain, Back Pain, Hip Pain

Pediatric Pain and Dysfunction


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Bladder and Bowel Disorders

Urgency and Frequency Of Urination

Urinary Incontinence or Retention Of Urine

Prolapse

Benign Prostate Hypertrophy (BPH)

Interstitial Cystitis / Painful Bladder Syndrome

Abdominal Pain and / or Bloating

Constipation, Straining, Incomplete Emptying

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Fecal Incontinence


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Postsurgical Needs

Post-abdominal Surgery Care (Such As Hernia Surgery or Endometriosis Excision Surgery)

Pelvic Surgery Care

Post-prostatectomy Care

After Labral Tear Repair Of The Hip

Postsurgical Needs


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Sexual Pain and Dysfunction and Reproductive Health

Pain or Difficulty With Orgasm

Erectile Dysfunction

Premature Ejaculation

Decreased Arousal

Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD)

Pain With Intercourse (dyspareunia)

Endometriosis

Symptoms Related To Perimenopause or Menopause

Dysmenorrhea (Painful Menstruation)

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Pregnancy and Postpartum

Prenatal Health

Post-pregnancy Recovery

Pregnancy-related Back Pain

Incontinence

Diastasis Recti

Painful C-section, Tearing, Episiotomy Scars

Back To Exercise or Running

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Endometriosis

Pelvic Pain

Painful Periods

Pain During Intercourse

Pain During Urination or Bowel Movements

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Bladder Issues

Digestive Issues

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endometriosis

Menopause

Vaginal or Vulvar Dryness

Vaginal or Vulvar Burning

Vulvar Itching

Sexual Difficulty

Pain During Sex

Increased Urinary Tract Infections

Pelvic Floor Muscle Weakness

Pelvic Floor Muscle Overactivity

Urinary Incontinence and Fecal Incontinence

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

 

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Pediatric Health Services

Daytime Urinary Incontinence

Bowel Incontinence

Bed-wetting

Constipation and Painful Bowel Movements

Abdominal Pain and Bloating

Orthopedic and Sports Injuries

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Orthopedic Issues

Chronic Muscle or Joint Pain

Acute Injuries

Temporal Mandibular Pain / Dysfunction (TMJ)

Pediatric Orthopedic Conditions

Groin / Adductor or Other Muscle Strains In The Pelvic Region

Low Back Pain

Neck Pain

Labral Tears or Other Injuries Of The Hip Joint


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Lymphatic Drainage

Swelling In Upper and Lower Extremities and / or Genitals

Pelvic Congestion

Swelling In Abdomen Related To Constipation

Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Painful Varicose Veins


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Pelvic Pain in People with Male Anatomy

Pain with sitting

Pain at scrotum or testicles

Abdominal sensitivity or pain

Sensitivity at tip of penis

Penile changes – such as “shrink” or doesn’t enlarge like it used to

Erectile dysfunction

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— CONDITIONS WE TREAT

Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction

Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction

Pelvic Pain

Non-bacterial Prostatitis / Chronic Pelvic Pain

Pelvic Congestion

Vulvodynia / Vestibulodynia / Clitorodynia

Prostatodynia

Testicular and Penile Pain

Premature Ejaculation

Decreased Arousal

Pain In Perineum

Pudendal Neuralgia and Other Neuralgia / Neuritis Of Abdomino-pelvic Nerves

Groin Pain, Coccyx Pain, Back Pain, Hip Pain

Pediatric Pain and Dysfunction

Bladder and Bowel Disorders

Urgency and Fequency Of Urination

Urinary Incontinence or Retention Of Urine

Prolapse

Benign Prostate Hypertrophy (BPH)

Interstitial Cystitis / Painful Bladder Syndrome

Abdominal Pain and / or Bloating

Constipation, Straining, Incomplete Emptying

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Fecal Incontinence

Postsurgical Needs

Post-abdominal Surgery Care (Such As Hernia Surgery or Endometriosis Excision Surgery)

Pelvic Surgery Care

Post-prostatectomy Care

After Labral Tear Repair Of The Hip

Sexual Pain and Dysfunction and Reproductive Health

Pain or Difficulty With Orgasm

Erectile Dysfunction

Premature Ejaculation

Decreased Arousal

Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD)

Pain With Intercourse (dyspareunia)

Endometriosis

Symptoms Related To Perimenopause or Menopause

Dysmenorrhea (Painful Menstruation)

Pregnancy and Postpartum

Prenatal Health

Post-pregnancy Recovery

Pregnancy-related Back Pain

Incontinence

Diastasis Recti

Painful C-section, Tearing, Episiotomy Scars

Back To Exercise or Running

Endometriosis

Pelvic Pain

Painful Periods

Pain During Intercourse

Pain During Urination or Bowel Movements

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Bladder Issues

Digestive Issues

Menopause

Vaginal or Vulvar Dryness

Vaginal or Vulvar Burning

Vulvar Itching

Sexual Difficulty

Pain During Sex

Increased Urinary Tract Infections

Pelvic Floor Muscle Weakness

Pelvic Floor Muscle Overactivity

Urinary Incontinence and Fecal Incontinence

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

 

Pediatric Health Services

Daytime Urinary Incontinence

Bowel Incontinence

Bed-wetting

Constipation and Painful Bowel Movements

Abdominal Pain and Bloating

Orthopedic and Sports Injuries

Orthopedic Issues

Chronic Muscle or Joint Pain

Acute Injuries

Temporal Mandibular Pain / Dysfunction (TMJ)

Pediatric Orthopedic Conditions

Groin / Adductor or Other Muscle Strains In The Pelvic Region

Low Back Pain

Neck Pain

Labral Tears or Other Injuries Of The Hip Joint

Lymphatic Drainage.

After Lymph Node Removal

Swelling In Upper and Lower Extremities and / or Genitals

Pelvic Congestion

Swelling In Abdomen Related To Constipation

Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Painful Varicose Veins

Pelvic Pain in People with Male Anatomy

Pain with sitting

Pain at scrotum or testicles

Abdominal sensitivity or pain

Sensitivity at tip of penis

Penile changes – such as “shrink” or doesn’t enlarge like it used to

Erectile dysfunction

Services and Treatment Options

Services and Treatment Options

Evaluation and Diagnosis

Whether you’re dealing with chronic pain or an overactive bladder, the first step in effective pelvic floor physical therapy is to evaluate your current function. Our experienced physical therapists conduct thorough assessments, including a detailed medical history review and physical examination. This approach ensures that treatment plans are tailored to address the individual’s specific needs and conditions.

Individualized Treatment Plans

Our physical therapists are adept in a variety of treatments, employing both internal and external manual therapies, such as myofascial release, trigger point release, connective tissue release, and craniosacral therapy. In cases where necessary, we can gently mobilize the organs themselves to enhance function.

Furthermore, we utilize techniques like biofeedback to facilitate muscle retraining, teaching methods for continued practice at home between sessions to optimize results.

Additionally, we occasionally incorporate modalities such as cold laser therapy, heat and cold therapy, electrical stimulation, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation.

Neuromuscular re-education constitutes a core aspect of our approach, focusing on exercises designed to restore muscle function and coordination for activities like standing, walking, and sitting, thereby promoting pain-free movement and preventing reinjury.

Ultimately, we collaborate closely with our patients’ referring doctors or healthcare providers to develop personalized exercise regimens tailored to their specific needs. Furthermore, we dedicate time each week to ongoing education, ensuring that we remain abreast of the latest advancements in treatment methodologies.

Why Choose Beyond Basics Physical Therapy?

Unmatched Expertise

Our physical therapists specialize in pelvic floor health and are experienced in treating a wide range of conditions. This expertise allows us to accurately identify and treat pelvic dysfunctions, as well as provide you with the information you need to improve your pelvic floor health.

Comprehensive Approach

We understand the interconnected nature of the pelvic floor and will work with you to ensure all of your physical and emotional needs are met. Our treatment plans for pelvic floor dysfunction take into account any and all issues we identify.

Individualized Care

Pelvic floor dysfunction impacts everyone differently, which is why our treatment plans and pelvic floor exercises are tailored to your specific needs and goals.

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