Pelvic Health Rehabilitation

Incontinence; Pelvic Floor Pain and Dysfunction; and Prenatal and Postpartum Pregnancy

At Memorial, we are committed to providing compassionate care for your specific, personal health concerns.  If you are affected by women's or men's health issues, your first step should be to consult a physician about the most appropriate treatment options, and one of those treatment options recommended may be therapy.

Many times, therapy can be a highly effective alternative to more costly procedures or surgery.  At Memorial Outpatient Therapy Services, our specially trained & women's health certified therapists provide treatments in a caring, private environment to help you achieve your health goals.  We work closely with you and your physician to develop a treatment plan specifically designed to meet your individual needs.

Pelvic Floor Therapy

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles on the bottom of the pelvis that provide support for the pelvic organs, control bladder and bowel elimination and sexual function.  Like any muscle, they can become tight or weak.  Therapy can be used to strengthen muscles or retrain them for conditions such as:

  • Urinary or fecal incontinence
  • Pelvic pain/vulvodynia
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Surgery aftercare

Statistics show that therapy can be highly effective for these conditions.  For incontinence specifically, statistically 80% of the individuals who receive therapeutic treatment for incontinence either regain control or significantly improve control over their incontinence issues. 

Pregnancy:  Prenatal and Postpartum Therapy

Conditions treated:

  • Lower back pain/SI joint pain
  • Groin or inguinal ligament pain
  • Upper back pain
  • Urinary or fecal incontinence
  • Pelvic pain
  • Aftercare for cesarean section
  • Aftercare for episiotomy

To help in your path to recovery, for your convenience, our therapists who specialize in Pelvic Floor/Incontinence & Pregnancy/Post-Partum physical therapy provide services at both of our outpatient rehabilitation locations:

 

Amy Shoue, MSPT

Memorial Leighton HealthPlex
111 W. Jefferson, Suite 100
South Bend, IN 46601

574-647-2600

Anne Clifford, DPT

Memorial Lighthouse Imaging Center
6901 North Main Street
Granger, IN 46530

574-647-2930

Shoue
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Section of Women’s Health member
  • Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute completed Continuing Education:
  • Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment Level 1 & 2a
  • Pregnancy and Postpartum
Clifford
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Section of Women’s Health member
  • APTA Section of Women’s Health completed Continuing Education:
  • Pelvic Physical Therapy Levels 1 and 2
  • Pregnancy and Postpartum Physical Therapy Level 1