Private, Discreet Care

All of our locations have private spaces for you and your therapists to work on pelvic health issues, so that you feel safe and can focus on achieving the best outcome.

Education, exercise, and support to keep pelvic pain, incontinence, and more from holding you back.

Pelvic dysfunction includes any impairment to the pelvic area of your body. Common concerns - many of which are caused by pelvic floor muscle weakness - include urinary incontinence, bowel incontinence, pelvic pain, and pregnancy and birth issues. Our pelvic health specialists also provide services that may be helpful to transgender persons.

Symptoms:
  • Accidental bowel movements
  • Constipation
  • Painful and/or infrequent bowel movements
Bowel Self-Assessment Questionnaire:

If you answer "yes" to any of the following questions, you may benefit from our Pelvic Health & Incontinence Training Program.

  • Do you leak when you stand up, cough, laugh or sneeze?
  • Do you have to push or strain during bowel movements?
  • Do you have pain during bowel movements?
  • Do you have accidental bowel movements after a meal or beverage?

Our Pediatric Pelvic Health and Incontinence Program focuses on education and exercise to treat pelvic dysfunctions that can affect children ages 5 to 18.

Symptoms may include:

  • Bowel incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Muscular Imbalances
  • Urinary incontinence (daytime, nighttime and stress-induced)

Symptoms:

Pelvic pain can be caused by muscle spasms, as well as tightness or weakness of the pelvic floor muscles. Symptoms of these issues include:

  • Pain from the lower stomach into your pelvis while...
    • Sitting
    • Urinating
    • Having a bowel movement
    • During sexual intimacy
Pelvic Pain Self-Assessment Questionnaire

If you answer "yes" to any of the following questions, you may benefit from our Pelvic Health & Incontinence Training Program.

  • Do you have pelvic, rectal, vaginal or genital pain, numbness or tingling at any time?
  • Do you still have pain from a pelvic area surgery?
 

Causes

Pelvic issues during pregnancy and after childbirth may be due to:

  • changes in posture and strength
  • joint mobility
  • the weight of a growing baby pressing against the pelvic floor
Symptoms
  • Bowel incontinence
  • Difficulty with sexual intimacy during pregnancy or after having a child
  • Pelvic pain
  • Urinary incontinence

Middlesex Health Physical Rehabilitation provides a number of services that may be helpful for transgender persons. We are committed to providing equitable and inclusive care to support each person in a safe, supportive, and accepting environment.

Hormone therapies, medications, or gender transition surgery can sometimes result in problems with movement, ongoing pain, incontinence, or bladder issues.

Learn more about Transgender Medicine at Middlesex Health

Symptoms: 
  • Accidental leakage of urine
Bladder Self-Assessment Questionnaire:

If you answer "yes" to any of the following questions, you may benefit from our Pelvic Health & Incontinence Training Program.

  • Do you leak or wet yourself when you stand up, cough, laugh or sneeze?
  • Do you feel an uncomfortable urge to urinate?
  • Do you sometimes wear pads to absorb urine, or "just in case?"
  • Do you wake up more than twice during the night to use the toilet?
  • Do you sometimes feel your bladder is not quite empty?
  • Do you often feel anxious because you think you might not make it to the toilet in time?
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Treatment Plans for Pelvic Health

Treatment plans for any pelvic health or incontinence-related condition may include:

  • behavioral and dietary modifications
  • biofeedback to help patients relax or strengthen pelvic floor muscles
  • core muscle strengthening
  • electrical stimulation for urinary incontinence, strengthening and pain relief
  • pelvic floor muscle strengthening
  • postural awareness
Private, Discreet Care

All of our locations have private spaces for you and your therapists to work on pelvic health issues, so that you feel safe and can focus on achieving the best outcome.