My name is Megan Pratt and I am so excited to be starting as a pelvic health physical therapist at Synergy Physical Therapy!
Pelvic physical therapy is a foreign concept to most people, but it is a
robustly growing specialty within the medical community. I work with both men and women who experience any sort of musculoskeletal dysfunction within the pelvic or abdominal region; this includes but is not limited to
- urinary problems like incontinence or over active bladder
- bowel problems like chronic constipation or fecal incontinence
- any sort of pelvic pain
- dyspareunia or pain related to pre/postpartum women
These are just a few examples. I am so excited to start offering this service to patients down in Utah Valley, as it is my main passion and primary focus as a physical therapist! If you have been experiencing any of these issues or know someone that has, please send them my way at Synergy!
A pelvic health physical therapist sees patients with a range of orthopedic, urinary, bowel, and reproductive impairments/symptoms. This is not an all-inclusive list and many patients will have overlapping symptoms.
- Pregnancy and Postpartum: low back pain, SI joint dysfunction, pubic symphysis
- Dysfunction, sciatica, diastasis rectus abdominis, generalized core weakness/instability
- Urinary Dysfunction: Incontinence (urinary leakage), over active bladder/incomplete emptying
- Bowel Dysfunction: chronic constipation, fecal incontinence, rectal prolapse, painful defecation
- Pelvic Pain: dyspareunia (painful intercourse), vaginismus, vulvodynia, coccydynia,
- Levator ani syndrome, interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome), endometriosis
- Pre and Post Surgical Conditions: hysterectomy, cesarean section, episiotomy, sling
- Procedure, prolapse repair, radiation (current and post oncology)
- Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: pelvic organ prolapse, bowel/bladder dysfunction (increased frequency, urgency, incomplete emptying), pelvic pain