Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

Pelvic floor rehabilitation can help relieve pain, restore optimal function to muscles and joints, and help you make big physical improvements. Our Women’s Health Rehabilitation Program consists of a team of doctors and therapists with specialized training in pelvic-floor muscle disorders. They work together to develop a treatment plan tailored to each patient’s needs. A wide variety of treatment options are available to restore this source of inner strength for patients, including:

  • Pelvic-floor muscle exercise and training
  • Manual therapy, joint mobilization and myofascial manipulation
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Pain management
  • Therapeutic exercise, strengthening and core stabilization
  • Sport-specific strengthening and training

Who May Benefit from Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation?

Women’s Health Rehabilitation professionals can help women of any age, pregnant or not, experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urinary urgency and frequency
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Bladder pain
  • Fecal/bowel incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Persistent low-back and pelvic-joint pain, despite previous treatment

How to Make an Appointment

We work with you and and your physician to quickly and easily take referrals and schedule you for treatment.

1. A physician writes a referral for physical therapy, occupational evaluation and treatment.

2. Next, you can call the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab at Silver Cross at (815) 300-7110 to schedule an initial evaluation at Silver Cross Hospital, New Lenox.

3. You will undergo a comprehensive physical therapy and/or occupational therapy evaluation.

4. After the initial appointment, the Women’s Health Rehabilitation team faxes the referring physician a consult report or a therapy plan of care including the evaluation findings, treatment plan and goals for therapy.

5. The physician signs and returns the therapy plan of care to the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab at Silver Cross via fax or mail.

Postnatal Physical Therapy Screenings

The the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab at Silver Cross Hospital offers free screenings for women six weeks to one-year post-childbirth.

Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care. These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.