Pelvic Pain? Incontinence? Painful Sex?
You don’t have to suffer in silence!
- Have pain in the lower abdomen, pelvic floor, or low back?
- Feel like you have to urinate right away, often, or both?
- Avoid having sex because it is painful?
- Struggle to sit because of pain, numbness, or burning in the ‘saddle region’?
You’re not alone!
When pelvic pain and dysfunction takes you away from the activities you love, Motus PT provides effective solutions you can trust…with dignity and from the comfort of your home!
Want to learn more?
“I was already having telehealth PT for my hip and shoulder issues when I developed a pelvic floor disorder. Once cleared by the doctor, Darlene was easily able to modify my treatment to focus on the weakness and heaviness I was feeling in my pelvic floor. I have come to rely on Darlene, and her patience and expertise, as she provides me with quality care for my entire body. Needless to say, I’m in good hands!”
According to the Memorial Hermann medical organization, “one in five people will suffer from a pelvic floor disorder during their lifetime.”¹
Pelvic pain and bladder problems are uncomfortable… and uncomfortable to talk about.
But it doesn’t have to be that way!
At Motus PT, Darlene addresses a wide variety of pelvic health issues sensitively and with compassion. She helps you find effective strategies to not only cope, but to overcome your symptoms and regain the confidence in your body to return to the activities you desire.
Darlene’s got you covered!
Here’s what you can expect:
Clear, detailed information & education about your particular pelvic health issue
Highly skilled treatment plans to address your specific pelvic symptoms
Targeted exercise programs focusing on correcting any limitations found in the pelvis and surrounding joints and muscles
Effective solutions for common problems such as incontinence, irritable bowel syndrome, coccydynia, painful bladder syndrome (IC), perimenopausal disorders, pelvic organ prolapse, or painful sex
Confidence to return to the activities you love
Is a LEAKY BLADDER wrecking your LIFE?
Urinary incontinence affects persons of all ages and sexes. This common problem of losing control of your bladder does not have to be inevitable or permanent. ²,³
Don’t let a leaky bladder hold you back from the activities you enjoy.
Physical Therapy can help!
Click here for a printable handout of an exercise that coordinates breathing with pelvic floor—the first step to stopping the leaks.
Then book a free consultation with Darlene to see how pelvic health PT can improve your control and your life.
What is incontinence?
“I’ve been struggling with a leaky bladder for as long as I can remember. After my two pregnancies, things got a little worse and I was having to use several pantiliners a day. I thought…this is just how it’s going to be. Then I started working with Darlene. She taught me how my pelvic floor was actually overactive. I learned how to relax my muscles and then activate them properly while walking, bending, lifting and even doing a very small hop. I no longer need those pantiliners for everyday life and I’m so grateful!”
Still unsure if you have a pelvic health issue?
Take the pelvic dysfunction screening quiz below. Developed by Nicole Cozean, PT, DPT, WCS, CSCS ⁴, this is a quick self-assessment to help determine if you might be suffering from a pelvic health condition.
Did you check 3 or more circles on the assessment?
If so, you likely have some type of pelvic floor dysfunction.
But great news...Physical therapy can help!
Darlene’s training in pelvic disorders for all genders enables her to tailor your treatments to effectively address all kinds of pelvic health issues.
Darlene helps you return to the activities you love—without pain, self-consciousness, or embarrassment.
You owe it to yourself to get the help you need…to get back to your life.
Unlock the answers to pelvic health dysfunction!
Is the pelvic floor really that important? YES!
How much does the pelvic floor impact your overall health? A LOT!
Listen in as Darlene explains what the pelvic floor is, where it is located, and what a dysfunction might look like…and how PT can help!
Ready to break the silence and address your pelvic health issues?
Darlene’s ready to help you face the challenge!
Want more information? Check out Darlene’s Resources page for additional videos and materials about pelvic pain, bowel & bladder dysfunction, and sexual health.
FAQ’s for Pelvic Health/Disorders page:
Pelvic pain can be difficult and tiring to cope with. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question as the best way to ease your pelvic pain may vary depending on the underlying cause. However, physical therapy and physical activity can be invaluable tools in managing that pain. Many physical impairments can cause or contribute to pelvic pain. So, targeted movement can help alleviate some of the discomfort by addressing these issues directly. Physical Therapists trained in pelvic health can assess your condition and create a treatment plan specifically designed to address your impairments, ensuring that you get the help you need to get relief of your pelvic symptoms. PT is also beneficial because it combines healing and prevention, teaching you strategies that lessen your symptoms so that you can feel comfortable doing all the activities that you desire. As always, if you have significant concerns or your pain is preventing you from doing the activities you want to do, it is safest to consult your doctor and/or physical therapist about the best course of treatment.
Navigating physical and emotional intimacy can be intimidating and potentially very painful if you do not take the proper precautions necessary to ensure that sex is comfortable. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question as the best way to ease painful sex may vary depending on the underlying cause. However, physical therapy and physical activity can be invaluable tools in managing that pain. Physical impairments often lead to decreased strength and mobility in the pelvis and surrounding joints which can cause physical pain and discomfort when engaging in sexual activities. A pelvic health physical therapist can prescribe specific stretching, strengthening exercises along with modification techniques that can help reduce physical soreness during and after intercourse. It is also critical to practice openness with your partner and provide feedback if something hurts; that way you can both work together to find a way that ensures mutual pleasure without causing physical harm. As always, if you have significant concerns or your pain is preventing you from doing the activities you want to do, it is safest to consult your doctor and/or physical therapist about the best course of treatment.
The inability to stop peeing when you cough, sneeze, or laugh, can be a distressing and an embarrassing condition. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question as the best way to prevent urine leakage may vary depending on the underlying cause. However, physical therapy and physical activity can be invaluable tools in managing those accidents! Physical therapists trained in pelvic health can assess your condition and create a treatment plan specifically designed to address your impairments, ensuring that you get the help you need. Coughing, sneezing, and laughing place intense pressure onto the pelvic floor tissues. Learning proper muscle coordination and timing is essential to help control and prevent urine leakage. Therapeutic exercises, movements, and manual techniques guided by a PT will be helpful in achieving ideal pelvic floor muscle activity. As always, if you have significant concerns or your incontinence is preventing you from doing the activities you want to do, it is safest to consult your doctor and/or physical therapist about the best course of treatment.