Can Physical Therapy Help with Pelvic Pain?

By Shannon Strauch, PTA, STMT-1 on 5/30/2024

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Can Physical Therapy Help with Pelvic Pain?

Yes! Physical therapy can be very effective in managing and alleviating pelvic pain. Pelvic floor physical therapy, in particular, focuses on the muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues in the pelvic region. Here are some ways it can help:

  1. Muscle Relaxation and Strengthening

    : Physical therapists use various techniques to relax tight muscles and strengthen weak ones, which can help balance the pelvic floor muscles and alleviate pain.

  2. Manual Therapy

    : Techniques such as internal and external manual therapy can release muscle tension, improve blood flow, and reduce pain.

  3. Biofeedback

    : This method helps you learn to control your pelvic floor muscles through visual, auditory, or tactile feedback, improving muscle coordination and reducing pain.

  4. Stretching and Exercise

    : Targeted exercises and stretches can improve flexibility, strength, and function of the pelvic floor and surrounding muscles.

  5. Postural Training

    : Improving posture can relieve pressure on the pelvic floor and reduce pain.

  6. Education and Lifestyle Modifications

    : Physical therapists can provide guidance on lifestyle changes, such as diet, hydration, and body mechanics, that can reduce pelvic pain.

  7. Pain Management Techniques

    : Various pain management strategies, including heat therapy, electrical stimulation, and relaxation techniques, can be used to reduce pain.

If you're experiencing pelvic pain, reach out to us at Pelvic Health Center in Madison, NJ to set up an evaluation and treatment! Feel free to call us at 908-443-9880 or email us at

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