Fitzgibbon Hospital Rehabilitation Services
2305 S. Highway 65 | Marshall, MO 65340
Pelvic Floor Function
The pelvic floor is made up of muscles that control the flow of urine and bowel movements, support internal organs, and provide stability to the pelvis and low back. Problems with pelvic floor muscle function can lead to a variety of symptoms, including pain and issues with urinary and bowel function. Our pelvic floor therapist is specially trained in treating the pelvic floor muscles to address these issues.
Individuals may benefit from pelvic floor therapy if they are experiencing . . .
|♦||leaking of urine|
|♦||difficulty initiating urination|
|♦||pain with intercourse or pelvic exams|
|♦||pain in the abdomen, tailbone or genital area|
|♦||a "falling out" or "heaviness" feeling|
|♦||unresolved low back or hip pain|
|♦||diastasis recti (separation of abdominal muscles)|
Treatment may include . . .
|♦||education and behavioral modifications|
|♦||exercise (hip and core strengthening)|
|♦||postural education and functional training|
|♦||pelvic floor exercises|
|♦||manual therapy (trigger point therapy, myofascial release, scar tissue mobilization, etc.)|
What patients are saying . . .
"I had no idea my pelvic floor was responsible for so many of my issues. It all makes sense now. Thank you for taking the time to teach me."
"This is the lowest my pain has been in years!"
"I can now be intimate with my spouse without any pain."
"For the first time in 5 years, I can 'hold' it all the way to the bathroom."
To get started . . .
If you believe you may benefit from pelvic floor therapy, see your medical provider and ask for a referral to Fitzgibbon Hospital Rehabilitation Services. Most insurance plans require a medical consultation and referral. It's always best to verify medical coverage with your insurance plan before starting treatment.
We understand the personal and private nature of these issues. Professional and sensitive care will be provided. You are encouraged to bring a friend or loved one if this will make you more comfortable.
Stacia Felgar, OTR/L
Stacia Felgar, OTR/L, earned her Masters of Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Missouri in 2012, and she joined Fitzgibbon Hospital Rehabilitation Services after graduation. Since joining Fitzgibbon, Stacia has enjoyed treating patients in outpatient, inpatient, home health and skilled care. In 2020, she attended her first pelvic floor education course through the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. She discovered a new passion in helping individuals improve their quality of life through pelvic floor therapies.