Female Pelvic Health

physical therapy for women with bladder discomfort or vaginal pain

Pelvic pain and discomfort can be more confusing and difficult to express than other types of pain. At Pelvic Forward I will help you find your voice. More importantly, I help you understand why you are having these symptoms and help develop a treatment plan to get you moving forward.

The pelvic region is fascinating because it is so complex! One example is the multitude of muscles collectively known as the pelvic floor. These muscles run from the pubic bone in the front to the coccyx in the back. They are responsible for a wealth of functions including postural support and stability, bladder and bowel control, organ support and sexual functions. These muscles are skeletal muscles that can be affected just like any other skeletal muscle in our body-they are the same as the muscles in your arms, legs, and back. They can be weak, strong, tight, coordinated, uncoordinated, fatigued etc.

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Symptoms of pelvic muscles dysfunction include:

  • Vaginal, perineal or rectal pain

  • Pain before, during or following intercourse

  • Constipation

  • Poor core function, recruitment and stability

  • Vulvar sensitivity

  • Changes in bladder and bowel habits

  • Urinary issues and problems in pregnancy (both covered more fully in other service tabs)

Pelvic Forward uses a full body approach.

Together we decipher not only what is causing your current discomfort, – but also why it developed, and how we can move forward . We look at your overall strength, endurance, mobility, and coordination in order to improve your quality of life.  A thorough exam and assessment is performed to determine the optimal treatment approach by determining the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular origins of your pain.

Looking for treatment for your pelvic discomfort or pain can be – this is why such great care and comfort is taken for initial evaluation and follow up visits as comforting as possible.


Common conditions treated:

  • Vaginismus

  • Vulvodynia

  • Dyspareunia/Pain with intercourse

  • Anorectal pain

  • Coccyx pain/Tailbone pain

  • Post-gynecological cancer or Post surgery pain

  • Pudendal neuralgia

  • Sciatica

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Endometriosis

  • Abdominal pain

  • Sacroiliac pain

  • Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome

  • Nerve Dysfunction

    Are you ready to take control of your pelvic health needs with the expert care you deserve? If you're looking for a pelvic physical therapist in the Asheville area Schedule your initial evaluation here or call for questions 828-738-2332

How did my condition develop?

Pelvic discomfort can originate from many causes. Pain can develop over time or be due to a specific incidence. We treat pelvic pain that has developed after an injury, development of a condition, surgery, infection, or problem which may have been developing for a significant amount of time.

It truly is never too late to try pelvic physical therapy.

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