Pelvic Health Therapy

As specialists in pelvic floor and core disorders, we understand the need for modesty and privacy. UNC REX Rehabilitation Services offers a comprehensive therapy program designed to help you with pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and related pelvic health problems.

When arriving at our office, you will meet your therapist and receive a thorough physical therapy evaluation to determine how your pelvic floor muscles are functioning. Our highly-skilled physical therapists will explain in detail the results of the evaluation and how they relate to your problems and what specific steps are needed to correct them.

Our evaluation and treatment procedures are evidence-based. We integrate our findings with the recommendations of your personal physicians and/or other health care providers to provide the most complete and individualized treatment plan so that you may achieve your goals.

Diagnoses We Treat

  • Urinary or fecal Incontinence
  • Bowel dysfunction including constipation
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Overactive bladder, increase in urinary urgency, frequency and/or nocturia
  • Incomplete emptying of bowel or bladder
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Pelvic pain including vestibulitis, vulvodynia, vaginismus
  • Pudendal Neuralgia
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Rectal pain and/or pain in the tailbone/coccyx
  • Prostatitis
  • Pain with pregnancy or post-partum

Our Services

Our pelvic health physical therapists are trained specifically in pelvic health therapy and the development of individualized treatment strategies tailored to each patient's needs. Your therapy always will be provided one-on-one in a private treatment room and after an evaluation by your pelvic health therapist, may include the following:

  • Manual treatment specific to your dysfunction
  • Bowel or Bladder Retraining
  • Neuro-muscular retraining for dysfunctional muscles
  • Biofeedback
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Therapeutic exercise including strengthening and stretching
  • Detailed education
  • Individualized home program

What to Expect

To provide you with the best care possible, we ask you to plan to be in our office for 1-2 hours for your first session. Follow-up treatment visits will generally last 45-60 minutes and are scheduled 1-2 times per week. As you progress with your rehab, your frequency of visits may decrease. Please plan to bring comfortable clothes, any medical reports that relate to your diagnosis, and an updated list of your medications.

Your pelvic health therapist will conduct a comprehensive evaluation which may include the following:

  • Medical history review
  • A postural and structural assessment
  • Neurological testing
  • Evaluation of overall mobility and movement patterns including gait
  • Detailed assessment of pelvic floor muscle function (with an internal pelvic exam and/or with biofeedback)
  • Education regarding bowel, bladder, skin care
  • An individualized home program

Rex Rehab Pelvic Therapy

For more information about our Outpatient Rehabilitation services:

  • Raleigh: 919-784-4696
  • Cary: 919-387-3170
  • Garner: 919-661-2482
  • Wakefield: 919-570-7746

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