by Apple Therapy

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy is rehab that may needed due to injuries such as pregnancy and/or dysfunction due to weak musculature. This can include external and/or internal work depending on individual’s complaint and problem. Primary functions of pelvic floor are to aid in supporting pelvic organs including the bladder, uterus, prostate and rectum, to stabilize the pelvis and spine, to assist with sexual function, and support bowel and bladder control. The goal of this type of therapy is to improve strength and function of pelvic floor muscles as well as decrease pain and dysfunction in these muscles. This treatment includes assessment of lumbar spine, core, hips, gait and posture as the pelvic floor does not work on its’ own. Patients will learn to contract and relax pelvic floor muscles as it is relates to other muscles. They will also learn breathing and timing techniques that make the exercises more effective. These are given to aid in stretching tight muscles, strengthening weak muscles and improving flexibility.

During each appointment, patients are taught more about their pelvic anatomy and how different elements work alone and together as well as learn how hygiene and habits may affect their symptoms. Other tools may be utilized to help make at home therapy easier on the patient. Pelvic floor therapy is aimed to help both in the clinic as well as at home by giving you the tools and knowledge to complete at home exercises that will aid in recovery and improve overall quality of life.

Samantha Bosquet PT, DPT, LSVT

Sami has been with Apple Therapy since 2022. She has had the privilege to continue learning and applying that knowledge to future treatments. Classes completed and new treatments include:

Pelvic Floor Level 1 by Herman and Wallace: Skills attained in this class is aimed to treat urinary incontinence or the musculoskeletal components of urogynecologic pain syndromes such as chronic pelvic pain (CPP), vulvar pain, and interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS).

Neurologic Dry Needling for Pain Management and Sports Rehabilitation through Integrative Dry Needling: This skill is used in painful neuromuscular conditions. Treating the body not only locally, but segmentally and systemically as well. This dry needling focuses on peri-neural and peri-vascular needling to normalize inflammation, microcirculation and reduce soft tissue guarding.

Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist: A whole body approach to women’s health and fitness. Aid women in common and no-so-common core and pelvic floor issues that can be associated with child birth.