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Pelvic Pain Treatment for Women and Men

Pelvic Floor PT ExercisePelvic floor muscles help you control your bladder. They’re responsible for supporting the bladder, bowel, and in women, the uterus. Pelvic floor pain can cause issues in the bathroom and out of it. Maybe your pelvic floor has weakened, leading to incontinence, or perhaps it’s painful to use the bathroom. Whatever suffering you’re enduring from pelvic floor pain, know that treatment is available.

Whether you are a man or a woman, if you are suffering from symptoms, we can help you find relief using natural methods. Get the pelvic floor treatment you deserve at Moriarty Physical Therapy. We’ve been helping local patients like you since 1974. 

Need a solution for pelvic floor pain and related issues? Contact us today for pelvic floor therapy

Pelvic Floor Therapy During Pregnancy

When a woman is pregnant, her pelvic floor muscles work harder than usual, as now they have to hold the bladder and the weight of the baby. The hormones from pregnancy also soften the pelvic floor muscles, so your pelvic floor muscles will be affected no matter what birth you choose (vaginal or cesarean).

Without pelvic floor therapy before or after birth, the muscles may be damaged after delivery due to carrying a baby. That’s where pelvic floor therapy comes in. The treatment we provide will prepare your muscles for pregnancy, and it’ll help women that are already pregnant. Women’s recovery process after childbirth will also be quicker.


If you notice any of the following symptoms, it could be a sign that you should come in for pelvic floor therapy:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Pelvic weakness
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Bowel incontinence
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Painful or difficult urination
  • Pain or difficulty passing stool
  • Lower back pain

The symptoms vary in women, but if any of these are a problem for you, it may be time to reach out to Moriarty so that we can help you strengthen the pelvic muscles during PT.

What to Expect During Pelvic Floor PT

During pelvic floor physical therapy (PT), we will target your pain and weakness. To do this, we’ll teach you exercises to strengthen and stabilize your core. Your core includes your abdominal, pelvic, back, and diaphragm muscles. On top of that, we’ll find tight muscles or muscle groups and stretch them out to improve coordination in your muscles.

No one solution treats every woman the same. PT will address your personal pain issues and difficulties you’ve been enduring. 

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Exercise During Pregnancy

Exercises during our PT sessions will strengthen and stretch your pelvic floor to create a mind-muscle connection that will help you with contractions. All exercises will be done and should be done with your baby in mind. If you feel any stress or pain, our physical therapists will be there to help you. Here are a few of the exercises that we do for pelvic floor treatment:

  • Kegels
  • Squats
  • Bird Dogs
  • Bridges

Need a solution for pelvic floor pain and related issues during pregnancy? Contact us today for pelvic floor therapy

Pelvic Floor Therapy for Women

Pregnant or not, women may want pelvic floor therapy. You may have pelvic floor disorder that causes pain, weakness, or tightness and need help getting relief. You’re in the right place for treatment – Moriarty has helped women like you strengthen their pelvic floor muscles since 1974. Pelvic floor therapy can alleviate most pelvic floor disorders.


Are you wondering if you suffer from pelvic floor disorder? We can’t diagnose you online, so we recommend you come in for an assessment. If you’re hesitant, see if any of the following conditions apply to you:

  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Menopause
  • Genetic predisposition

If you are going through any of the conditions listed above, it may be time for pelvic floor therapy. These conditions can cause weakness, pain, and other symptoms that lead to poor quality of life. 


The conditions associated with pelvic floor dysfunction/pain show themselves in various ways. Some symptoms are more prominent than others.

  • Pelvic pain
  • Pelvic weakness
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Bowel incontinence
  • Feeling the urge to pee often
  • Hard time emptying your bladder
  • Pain from sex
  • Vaginal stenosis

All of these symptoms are signs that you could suffer from a pelvic floor disorder. Instead of continuing to suffer, contact Moriarty for pelvic physical therapy near Charlotte.  

What to Expect During Pelvic Floor PT

You may be nervous about your first PT appointment. It’s okay, and we assure you there is nothing to worry about. During your first appointment, our exceptional staff will conduct an assessment to devise a plan to heal and strengthen your pelvic floor muscles to relieve pelvic dysfunction.

By assessing your posture, breathing, back flexibility, hip, and abdominal muscles, we’ll understand what’s causing your dysfunction. This appointment will also be a great time to ask our physical therapist any unanswered questions you may have.

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Exercises for Women

The great thing about pelvic floor therapy is that it can be done at home. Here are just a few exercises we do that you can do at home with no weights: 

  • Kegels
  • Squats
  • Bird Dogs
  • Bridges

You should see results from these exercises within four to six weeks. We’d still recommend you come to our clinic as our physical therapists have an extensive track record of helping people suffering from pelvic floor dysfunction.

Need a solution for pelvic floor pain and related issues? Contact us today for pelvic floor therapy

Pelvic Floor Therapy for Men

Men have pelvic floors too. While the statement may seem obvious, it’s a muscle often overlooked. In men, the pelvic floor has the similar responsibility of holding the bladder, but it also affects men’s erections. 


Various conditions could lead to pelvic floor problems. The most common problem is age. As men age, their pelvic floor muscles weaken, causing incontinence and erectile dysfunction. Obesity also causes disorder in this muscle group by adding excess weight. Another common cause is constipation strain. 

As you can see, a man might have pelvic floor dysfunction for many reasons, and there’s even more than what we have listed here. Some of the medical disorders associated with pelvic floor dysfunction:

  • Prostatitis
  • Levator Ani Syndrome
  • Pudendal Neuralgia
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome


Sometimes people have trouble seeing a problem unless it’s pointed out or asked about. We’ve noticed this in many patients, so to help with self-discovery, here are some male pelvic floor symptoms.

  • Pelvic pain
  • Pelvic weakness
  • Feeling the urge to pee constantly
  • Pain while urinating
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Bowel Incontinence
  • Erectile Dysfunction

Knowing what to look for is nice, but don’t use this to self-diagnose. Our physicians are experts at assessing pelvic floor pain, weakness, or disorder. Come into Moriarty for pelvic physical therapy. Contact us for an appointment!

What to Expect During Pelvic Floor PT

Internal pelvic floor physical therapy for men is similar to pelvic PT for women. First, our physicians complete an assessment where they ask you questions about your pain or dysfunction. Using the data you provide, we create a structured regimen to fix your pelvic floor muscles. Everyone has different needs, so each plan is tailored to fix your problems. 

Helpful Exercises for Men

We will strengthen your pelvic floor with exercises and stretches. Our goal is to get you familiar with the pelvic muscles and the muscles that surround them. Here are a few exercises we have our male patients do:  

  • Single knee fallouts
  • Double knee fallouts
  • Bridges
  • Kneeling hip drive
  • Low lunge

Are you a man in need of a solution for pelvic floor pain and related issues? Contact us today for pelvic floor therapy

Providing PT to People Across North Carolina

Our centrally located physical therapy clinic provides service to people from all over North Carolina, including:

Wake Forest

Contact Moriarty Physical Therapy

Whether you are a man or a woman, or pregnant, you are likely to benefit from pelvic floor physical therapy with Moriarty here in Raleigh, North Carolina. You don’t need a recommendation from another doctor to receive treatment, plus we accept all insurances, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, and Medicaid. We stay open until 7:30 pm Monday-Friday to better accommodate your busy schedule. 

Contact us today to learn more about the physical therapy services we offer and how we can help you.

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Come visit one of our physical therapy clinics in New York or North Carolina and one of our Doctors of Physical Therapy will do a 15-minute consultation to see if physical therapy is right for you. In the consultation, we’ll help determine the source of pain and movement restrictions to see if you would benefit from physical therapy or might need the assistance of another healthcare professional. If so, we’ll make a referral and help speed up achieving your health goal.

You have nothing to lose; the screening is free! And if physical therapy could help you, we can perform the examination right then–even without a prescription–with Direct Access (covered by insurance).

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