Pelvic Health Physical Therapy
Pregnant & Postpartum Programs:
How We Help
Listen to You & Address Your Pain.
Address the Root Cause of Your Problem.
We use the tools of physical therapy to help you gain control and confidence in your body. Your therapist will both perform treatment and educate you with tools to manage your condition today.
Teach You to Overcome the Problem Forever.
Long-term Game Plan.
We believe in empowering our athletes to overcome the problem they sought us out for. We work to ensure they feel comfortable with the tools to manage themselves long-term.
Pelvic Health FAQ
Pelvic health PTs can treat symptoms related to urinary, bowel or sexual dysfunction as well as pelvic pain. Depending on the PT’s training, they can also treat pregnant and postpartum topics. Common diagnoses include:
- Urinary leakage and urgency
- Pelvic heaviness, pressure, or prolapse
- Diastasis Rectus Abdominus (DRA)
- Constipation or straining with bowel movements
- Back, shoulder, wrist pain related to childcare or exercise during pregnancy or postpartum period
- Pain with intercourse, tampon use, GYN exams
Pelvic pain with exercise
At Be Ready PT we have a 3 step process: listen to you and address your symptoms, address the cause of the symptoms, and teach you to overcome the symptoms forever.
At your visit we will spend time talking about your symptoms, your goals, and your daily habits that could be contributing to your symptoms. An evaluation often includes screening your abdominals, back, and hips to determine their effect on your symptoms and ultimately towards your goals. We will also discuss how we can assess your pelvic floor muscles.
A pelvic floor muscle assessment can be done in multiple ways that suits your comfort level. At your first visit, you and your therapist will discuss which assessment will serve you best and help you overcome your symptoms.
Pelvic floor muscles can be assessed either externally, using specific medical equipment like external biofeedback and/or internally either vaginally (women), rectally (women and men). This assessment helps to determine the strength, flexibility and coordination of your pelvic floor muscles to help you control urination, bowel movements and sexual function.
Our Pelvic Health Therapists:
Dr. Colleen Gensheimer
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Dr. Morgan Springer
Doctor of Physical Therapy
What Other People Just Like You Are Saying
About Be Ready Performance Therapy in Downtown Nashville, TN
- Kerry H.
“Colleen and Andrea were wonderful! I had some difficulty with pelvic floor pain associated with running postpartum. I saw progress in just a few sessions. They gave me great home exercises to make the most out of my sessions. I was able to run the half marathon without any difficulty given their help!”
- Neha S.
“Loved working with Andrea. She gave me a full list of exercises that I can easily do at home/the gym to increase my strength postpartum and eventually pick up my running. She’s also very very cognizant of the realities of everyday life and doesn’t overwhelm you with a long to-do list!”
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