Pelvic Floor 

The pelvic floor consists of a group of muscles that form a hammock across your pelvic opening/area between your legs. Normally, these muscles and the tissues surrounding them keep the pelvic organs in place. The pelvic floor organs include your bladder, uterus, vagina, prostate, small bowel and rectum. When the pelvic floor is functioning optimally its support of the aforementioned organs helps us with urine and fecal continence, aids in sexual function as well as improves core stability.

What is pelvic floor dysfunction?

Dysfunction occurs when the pelvic floor is not functioning properly such that patients may experience bouts of urine or fecal incontinence (leakage), sexual problems, erectile dysfunction, as well as pain in their pelvis, bladder, abdomen, thighs, buttocks, scrotum, penis, rectum and perineum. Pelvic floor dysfunction can result after disuse, surgery, infection, childbirth, posture, improper or heavy lifting, sports, and trauma resulting in the pelvic floor muscular becoming weak, tight or spastic.

Who gets pelvic floor physical therapy?

Pelvic floor physical therapy includes treatment for men and women with urinary or fecal incontinence, urgency/frequency of urination, burning with urination, pain with intercourse, ejaculation and/or pain in the pelvic region. Pelvic region pain includes pain in the abdominals, buttocks, pelvic floor, tailbone, vagina, rectum, penis or testicles.

What is pelvic floor physical therapy?

Pelvic floor physical therapy evaluation includes a subjective review of your symptoms and medical history, muscle assessment for strength and flexibility and postural assessment. Pelvic floor treatment includes internal and external myofascial release, muscle strengthening, neuromuscular education/muscle coordination training, relaxation techniques, diaphragmatic breathing, posture training, joint mobilizations, home exercise program prescription to improve overall function.

How long will pelvic floor rehab take?

Each patient’s plan of care is developed to address each individual patient’s needs and goals as determined by the patient and evaluating therapist.

What type of physical therapist treats pelvic floor patients?

Our pelvic floor therapists have gained their expertise through a series of post-graduate continuing education courses, certifications and training. Their coursework allows them to perform effective internal and external pelvic floor muscle assessments and treatments.



Monday – Friday Appointment
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed


(773) 516-4146


4636 N Ravenswood Ave #101
Chicago, Illinois 60640 


Stacey is the BEST physical therapist and seeing her for my numerous pains is exactly what I needed. She has done so much to correct my posture, strengthen my back muscles and even correct the curvature in my spine. I know now that much of the pain I am experiencing is from accidents and injuries I had growing up, which have not come to the surface until now. What a blessing to have found Stacey and to be seeing her. Unlike other therapists and PT companies that want you to buy “packs of appointments,” Stacey has always been able to determine the source of my pain, develop a program for us to work through and steps me through it so I can continue on my own. She is very thorough in her working with me, which I am so appreciative of. I do not feel “rushed” when I have an appointment with her, and am very surprised the amount of extra time she will take with me when it is needed or time allows. I cannot say that about others. Stacey is amazing.
I recommend her to my family and friends without hesitation. There’s no one I trust more.


Stacey is the very best at what she does. My neighbor referred her, and I thank her for the referral any’ chance I get. Stacey is professional, knowledgeable and is devoted to fixing what is wrong and taking away the pain! She is compassionate, yet not afraid to push her patients to reach their full potential. Her goal is to make her patients whole and to allow them to resume their normal life. She succeeds, and I highly endorse her.


I was originally recommended to see Stacey for my shoulder after rotator cuff surgery. The shoulder was very painful and did not seem to heal correctly. I had better movement, but there was still a lot of pain despite getting several injections after the surgery. Turns out that I needed to have a second surgery to release the nerve which Stacey suspected.

After healing from the second surgery, 6 months later, I had extensive abdominal surgery which seemed to worsen my back and hip pain post surgery. So, I went back to Stacey to get some relief.


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