Pelvic Floor Therapy

Are you experiencing pelvic pain?

PT in Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Munster, IN may be the solution!

Are you experiencing pain in your intimate areas? Have you struggled with incontinence? For some, it can be challenging to talk about these types of struggles. At Maximum Rehabilitation Services, we are musculoskeletal experts and work with people experiencing difficulties in all body regions.

Pelvic pain is no laughing matter. The pelvic area is a vital part of the body that serves many functions, particularly for women. Pelvic pain can occur at any time during your menstrual cycle, during pregnancy, after giving birth, or as a result of an underlying condition.

Pelvic conditions can affect both genders causing painful intercourse, difficult or painful urination, and even infertility. Prostatitis, postpartum pelvic pain, pain after abdominal surgery, dyspareunia, and endometriosis are some of our physical therapists’ most common pelvic conditions.

Dealing with pelvic pain alone can be very confusing and frightening, but fortunately, it can be addressed and often completely resolved through pelvic floor rehabilitation at Maximum Rehabilitation Services in Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Munster, IN.

If you or a loved one suffers from pelvic pain or conditions affecting your normal functioning, pelvic floor therapy may be beneficial. For more information, please get in touch with one of our physical therapy clinics in Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, or Munster, IN today!

What is the goal of pelvic floor therapy?

Our highly trained team uses the most advanced strategies to help alleviate the pain and restore normal function of the bowel and urinary systems. We also work with people experiencing pain during sex and experiencing dysfunction in sexual performance.

The pelvic floor is a term used to describe the region located in the bottom aspect of the pelvis. The pelvic floor is a complex system that works with the structures and systems in the pelvic cavity and the body. Everyone has a pelvic floor, and learning how to resolve issues can significantly impact your overall well-being.


The pelvic floor is supported by several muscles that also provide several essential functions, including supporting the organs found in the pelvis, bladder, and bowel control, and sexual function. Impairments in muscle function can lead to pain and dysfunction.

The ability to contract the pelvic floor correctly can be affected by several factors, including:

  • Weakened bladder muscles resulting from pregnancy, childbirth, obesity, and aging
  • Physical damage to your pelvic floor muscles from childbirth or surgery
  • Damage to the nerves from health problems like diabetes and multiple sclerosis
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Types of cancer
  • Certain medications
  • Trauma (physical, psychological/emotional)

Strong pelvic floor muscles are essential with activities where an extra force is added to the abdomen and pelvic floor (i.e., coughing, laughing, sneezing, and lifting). When these muscles are weak or not working as they should, pelvic floor dysfunction may occur.

Some common pelvic conditions that Maximum Rehabilitation Services can treat are as follows:

  • Overactive bladder muscles
  • Damaged bladder nerves (due to diseases such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson’s)
  • Damaged pelvic floor nerves (due to childbirth, injury, or surgery)
  • Tight and/or weak pelvic floor muscles
  • Bloating and abdominal pressure
  • Vaginismus
  • Vulvodynia
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Blockage from an enlarged prostate
  • Prostatitis

Pelvic floor therapy focuses on strengthening the pelvic floor muscles and restoring the functions of the systems in the pelvis. When the muscles in the pelvic area become tight or weak, it can have a negative impact on your daily life because this region supports the core of your body and is an essential part of everyday movement.

One of our licensed Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Munster, IN physical therapists, will review your medical history and thoroughly examine the type of treatment you require. Depending on your condition, this may include targeted stretches, specific muscle activation, and strengthening exercises. Manual therapy may be used to relax tense muscles and free up restrictions impairing function.

At Maximum Rehabilitation Services, our team works with all types of problems affecting the pelvic region regardless of gender. Request an appointment with one of our specialists so we can help you find relief!

Pelvic pain treatment options in Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Munster, IN

Our therapists at Maximum Rehabilitation Services tailor our programs to the individual using research-backed, comprehensive treatment programs. We will conduct a thorough history and physical examination to identify all the possible factors contributing to your condition.

Evaluating the strength of the pelvic floor muscles includes assessing your ability to willfully contract your muscles and also identifying your ability to generate power and sustain a contraction (endurance). It is also essential to test your contraction speed and your ability to relax on command.

Your Maximum Rehabilitation Services pelvic floor specialist may use several different treatment methods to relieve pelvic pain and restore your function, depending on your specific condition. We will use this information to develop an individualized program focusing on helping you resolve your pain and restore your function. Our pelvic floor treatments include:

  • Soft tissue mobilization and massage of internal and external pelvic musculature to relieve muscle tension and provide pain relief
  • Pelvic floor muscle retraining to restore normal strength and endurance
  • Increasing endurance of the core strength and stability in hip muscles
  • Neuro-retraining (i.e., incorporating pelvic floor muscle activation during simulated daily activities)
  • Electrical stimulation modalities for pain relief and to restore normal neuromuscular activation of the pelvic floor muscles and nerves
  • Bladder training (i.e., gradually holding urine for longer and longer periods)
  • Relaxation techniques and diaphragmatic breathing exercises

Our team will educate you on home exercises and simple movements that you can build into your everyday activities. We believe teaching you strategies to manage and improve your pelvic health is the key to achieving measurable results.

What are the first steps?

Pelvic floor rehabilitation is important and can help men and women of all ages. At Maximum Rehabilitation Services, our team of research-based physical therapists can help with incontinence, pelvic pain, and sexual dysfunction, whether your condition results from reconstruction surgery, abdominal surgery, prostate cancer treatments, pregnancy, or childbirth. No matter what it is, we most likely treat it.

We want you to be able to live your life comfortably at Maximum Rehabilitation Services. Contact our clinic today and request an appointment with one of our pelvic floor specialists!

Your Next Steps…

  1. Request An Appointment

  2. Receive A Custom Treatment Plan

  3. Work Hard and Progress In Your Recovery

  4. Recover & Enjoy Life Pain-Free!

Maximize Your Full Health Potential! Get Started on Your Recovery Today!