Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
Count on the pelvic floor physical therapy experts in Stamford Health’s Women’s Specialty Center to customize a care plan that answers your questions and meets your needs.
Though pain and urinary incontinence may come to mind, there are many reasons why women, and sometimes men, seek pelvic floor physical therapy.
What's Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?
Pelvic floor physical therapy is a non-surgical approach to help strengthen and improve the function of your pelvic floor. Your pelvic floor is a group of muscles that support your bladder, bowel and uterus.
Conditions We Treat
Work with a pelvic floor physical therapist if you experience:
- Bowel and bladder dysfunction
- Diastasis recti (separation of the abdominal muscles)
- Urinary incontinence
- Pelvic and vaginal pain
- Prenatal and postpartum pain in your muscles, ligaments or tendons
- Sexual difficulties
Take an active role in your pelvic health. At each appointment, tell us how you’re feeling and what’s helping so we can recommend the best approaches for you. You’ll meet with a physical therapist (PT) to create a treatment plan that fits your goals and lifestyle. To help you feel your best, your PT will:
- Review your medical history and discuss your concerns
- Assess your pelvic floor muscles
- Examine your spine, hips, legs and core
Pelvic Floor Exam
You’ll receive a detailed exam to look at the bones, muscles and ligaments of your pelvic floor. The exam looks for:
- Areas with scar tissue
- Muscle asymmetry, strength, length and tone
- Pelvic organ prolapse (descent of the bladder or rectum)
- Pelvic positioning
- Proper motor control
- Reflexes of your pelvic floor
- Restrictions in the connective tissue
- Trigger points and weakness in pelvis
Amanda Peled, PT, DPT
Lead Pelvic Health Physical Therapist, Women's Specialty Center
As a Pelvic Physical Therapist, Amanda specializes in working with people who are experiencing pelvic pain, fecal/urinary incontinence, constipation, urinary urgency, prolapse, sexual dysfunction, and musculoskeletal impairments that can occur during and after pregnancy.
Amanda’s goal is to improve her patients’ quality of life. She provides individualized treatment techniques which include educating and empowering patients; giving them the tools they need to heal and succeed.
Amanda’s interest in physical therapy stems from her own experiences as
a recipient of physical therapy. Her involvement with physical therapy from a young age helped her realize the uniqueness and complexity of the human body, as well as the importance of helping others.