Pelvic Floor Therapy

If you’re experiencing symptoms of a pelvic floor problem, such as incontinence, pelvic pain or pain during intercourse, there are effective, nonsurgical treatments that can help.

Conditions and techniques

Pelvic therapy uses physical therapy techniques to strengthen pelvic muscles and relieve symptoms. Common conditions treated with physical therapy include:

  • Urinary stress and/or urge incontinence
  • Urinary frequency/urgency
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Sacroiliac dysfunction
  • General or pregnancy-related low back pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Painful intercourse
  • Vaginismus (vaginal muscle spasms)
  • Male urinary incontinence after prostatectomy
  • Pre-prostate surgery


A few of our treatment techniques include:

  • Joint mobilization, therapeutic exercise, ultrasound and electrical stimulation
  • Manual soft tissue work/stretching
  • Bladder training and education about steps you can take at home
  • Pelvic floor muscle up/down training with use of internal or external biofeedback sensors for relaxation, coordination training or strengthening
  • Home exercise program
  • Behavioral and rehabilitation techniques for bowel/bladder elimination disorders

Make an appointment

Pelvic therapy services are offered at several locations around the Puget Sound area:

Federal Way

Franciscan Breast Center at St. Francis
253-944-4243

Gig Harbor

Milgard Medical Pavilion at St. Anthony
253-530-2680

Lakewood

St. Clare Specialty Center
253-985-6150

Port Orchard

Silverdale

  • Harrison Health and Wellness Center Haselwood YMCA
    • 360-613-4467
  • Harrison Outpatient Rehab Silverdale
    • 360-744-8980

Tacoma

St. Joseph Outpatient Center
253-426-4400

Tukwila

Highline Physical Therapy
206-248-3080

University Place

Franciscan Physical Therapy at Franciscan Medical Clinic – University Place
253-534-4970