Pelvic Health Physical Therapy is a specialty that allows more specific treatment for many different diagnoses, specifically related to the human anatomy.
It may come as a surprise to many that physical therapy can be helpful to treat common medical diagnoses, such as incontinence, pelvic pain, prolapse, pregnancy and post-partum injuries/pain, and breast cancer.
Pelvic Health Physical Therapy involves the same concepts as all other physical therapy, but with more focus on biofeedback, internal examinations and treatments, trigger point massage, and abdominal/pelvic floor strengthening, depending on the diagnosis.
People who experience the following can benefit from this program:
- Incontinence (Stress or Urge-Urinary)
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Painful Bladder Syndrome (Interstitial Cystitis)
- Pelvic Pain
- Pre and Post - Childbearing Conditions
- Episiotomy Scars
- Post-Abdominal Surgery
- Coccyx Pain
- Pudendal Nerve Entrapment
- Dyspareunia (pain with penetration) and sexual dysfunction.
Women's Health Specialist
Megan Wylie was awarded a Bachelor's in Kinesiology from Penn State University in 2013. Megan continued her professional education after Penn State and earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Drexel University in 2016. While at Drexel, Megan completed a specialty rotation in Women's Health where she treated various types of pelvic pain, incontinence, SI joint pain, pregnancy/post-partum, and other pelvic dysfunctions. Through Megan's graduate rotations, she developed a deep interest in Women's Health and has completed advanced training to treat specific urogynecological and pelvic floor diagnoses. She plans to complete her Professional Association's approved board certification in the area of women's health in the upcoming years. In addition to Women's Health, Megan is working toward her Certification in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. Outside of work, Megan enjoys playing tennis, running, and spending time with friends and family.