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Empowering Every Body: The Essential Role of Pelvic Floor Therapy in Comprehensive Health

Pelvic Floor Therapy

The Importance of Pelvic Floor Therapy for Everyone

Pelvic floor therapy is an essential yet often overlooked aspect of healthcare that plays a crucial role in the well-being of individuals across all genders, including men, women, and the LGBTQ+ community. At Elation Physical Therapy, we are committed to providing comprehensive care that addresses the unique needs of each patient, ensuring that everyone can move through life with comfort and confidence.

Understanding the Pelvic Floor

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that support the bladder, bowel, and, in women, the uterus. These muscles play a key role in urinary and fecal continence, sexual function, and core stability. Dysfunction in the pelvic floor can lead to a range of issues, such as incontinence, pelvic pain, and sexual dysfunction, affecting the quality of life significantly.

Pelvic Floor Therapy for Women

For women, pelvic floor therapy is particularly important due to the various stages of life that can impact these muscles, such as pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause. During pregnancy and childbirth, the pelvic floor muscles can become stretched and weakened, leading to postpartum issues like urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Pelvic floor therapy helps in strengthening these muscles, facilitating recovery, and preventing long-term complications.

Additionally, pelvic floor therapy can be beneficial for women experiencing pain during intercourse, a condition known as dyspareunia. By addressing muscle tension and teaching relaxation techniques, therapy can significantly improve sexual health and overall well-being.

Pelvic Floor Therapy for Men

While pelvic floor dysfunction is often considered a women’s issue, men can also benefit greatly from pelvic floor therapy. Conditions such as chronic prostatitis, pelvic pain, erectile dysfunction, and post-prostatectomy incontinence are commonly linked to the pelvic floor. Pelvic floor therapy can help men regain control, reduce pain, and improve sexual function, thereby enhancing their quality of life.

For instance, men recovering from prostate surgery often experience urinary incontinence. Through targeted exercises and biofeedback, pelvic floor therapy can accelerate recovery and restore normal urinary function.

Pelvic Floor Therapy for the LGBTQ+ Community

Elation Physical Therapy is dedicated to inclusivity and recognizes the specific needs of the LGBTQ+ community. Transgender and non-binary individuals, in particular, may require specialized pelvic floor therapy. For those undergoing gender-affirming surgeries, pelvic floor therapy can play a crucial role in pre-operative preparation and post-operative recovery.

For transgender women, pelvic floor therapy can assist in the dilation process post-vaginoplasty, ensuring the neo-vagina heals correctly and maintains its shape. For transgender men, therapy can help address issues related to binding, which can affect core and pelvic floor muscles, and provide support during the recovery from bottom surgery.

Holistic Approach at Elation Physical Therapy

At Elation Physical Therapy, our approach is holistic, acknowledging both the emotional and physical aspects of pelvic floor dysfunction. We understand that these issues can be sensitive and impact one’s self-esteem and mental health. Our therapists are trained to provide compassionate care, ensuring that patients feel seen, heard, and respected.

We employ the latest therapy technologies and exercises tailored to individual needs, whether through in-person sessions at our state-of-the-art facilities or through telehealth appointments for those who prefer remote care. Our goal is to empower patients by providing them with the tools and support needed to achieve optimal pelvic health.


Pelvic floor therapy is a vital component of physical therapy that can dramatically improve the quality of life for individuals of all genders. Whether addressing postpartum recovery in women, urinary incontinence in men, or supporting the unique needs of the LGBTQ+ community, Elation Physical Therapy is committed to providing inclusive and effective care. By fostering an environment where every body is welcome, we help our patients move forward with confidence and strength.

If you or someone you know could benefit from pelvic floor therapy, do not hesitate to reach out to Elation Physical Therapy. Together, we can work towards a future where everyone can live fully and comfortably, free from the limitations of pelvic floor dysfunction.

Dr. Megan Bailey Dr. Megan Bailey, PT, DPT Dr. Bailey is a licensed Physical Therapist at Elation Physical Therapy’s Heights location in Houston, Texas. She was born in Reno, NV, but being from a military family, traveled most of her childhood. Her broad clinical interests include general orthopedic conditions and neurological physical therapy; however, she is currently learning advanced proficiencies in pelvic floor therapy.

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