Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Treatment Plans That Restore Your Function


Call us at 203.276.2030 to learn more about treatment options or request an appointment.

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

Your Appointment

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

If you are interested in Pelvic Floor PT, download the referral form (PDF), and bring it to your doctor’s office to get their signature.

Pelvic Floor PT Referral Form

Nneka Mowatt, PT, DPT

Pelvic Health Physical Therapist, Women's Specialty Center

As a Pelvic Physical Therapist, Nneka 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.

Nneka’s goals are to educate and provide all patients with proper instruction and treatment to increase patient’s functional mobility. With her background in both Orthopedics and Women’s Health, she is able to combine both fields of physical therapy to better personalize patient’s care and movement needs.

Nneka’s interest in physical therapy arose from her own experiences with an ortho-sport related injury which then further developed in to a passion for pelvic health. Her affection towards physical therapy stem from her love of the field and desire to provide patients with an optimal level of care.

Marie Pauline Mendoza, PT, DPT, PCES

Pelvic Health Physical Therapist, Women's Specialty Center

Pauline Mendoza is a physical therapist specializing in female and male pelvic health rehabilitation, birth preparation, and postpartum care. She understands that pregnancy is a beautiful, life-changing event that requires education and preparation. She also recognizes that pelvic floor dysfunction is often undiagnosed, relatively difficult to treat, and can impact a person’s life tremendously. She is dedicated and determined to address these conditions and uses a holistic approach.

Mendoza focuses on educating and helping patients. She interweaves her solid orthopedic background with her specialization in pelvic physical therapy to address various conditions of the pelvic floor.

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