Where to Find a Pelvic Floor Specialist in and Around Philadelphia
The ultimate guide to who you can turn to when you need professional care down there.
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The pelvic floor is one of the most important, but least talked about parts of the body. It’s the group of muscles, ligaments and connective tissue that holds all the pelvic organs — the bladder, vagina, cervix, uterus, urethra, rectum and prostate — in place, and whether you know it or not, you use it every day.
Though pelvic care is often classified under “women’s health,” it’s important to remember that every person has a pelvic floor, and therefore, all individuals — regardless of biological sex — can experience issues like pain during sex, bathroom-related difficulties, or pain around the pelvis, hips, groin, or lower back. These conditions are common, but not normal, and treatment should be sought so you can live a pain-free life.
Women are more likely to encounter dysfunction, though, whether or not they ever become pregnant (thanks, human biology). And a postpartum pelvic floor is especially susceptible — it bears the weight of the growing baby during pregnancy and stretches up to three times its original length during labor, which can result in muscle weakening and other complications. What’s really unfortunate is that, unlike other parts of the world like France and the UK, pelvic-floor rehabilitation is not standard post-delivery medical care in the United States — meaning many new moms are often left living with untreated issues.
That’s why we’ve put together a list of where you can find pelvic-floor care in and around Philadelphia. Below, our ultimate guide to local pelvic-floor specialists.
(Ed. Note: Big-name health systems and hospitals throughout the region treat pelvic-floor issues at their rehab or outpatient centers, or within dedicated units: Doylestown Health, Ivy Rehab Network, Jefferson Health, Main Line Health, NovaCare Rehabilitation, Penn Medicine, St. Luke’s, Temple Health, Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic, Virtua Health.)
Action Physical Therapy
3443 Huntingdon Pike, #2, Huntingdon Valley
At Action Physical Therapy in Huntingdon Valley, licensed PTs who specialize in pelvic health can help treat a variety of pelvic floor issues, including pre- and post-pregnancy pain, incontinence, and muscle weakness.
1786 Wilmington West Chester Pike, suite 200A, Glen Mills and 228 South Mill Road, #131 Kennett Square
With locations in Glen Mills and Kennett Square, Action Potential seeks to restore normal pelvic function through one-on-one physical therapy. Your first visit consists of an interview to talk about past history and a physical exam.
Atlantic Physical Therapy
1208 Tasker Street, 2nd floor, South Philly
This South Philly-based center is run by Michelle Friedman, a CAPP-certified pelvic floor physical therapist. At Atlantic, treatments include biofeedback, manual therapy, functional training, dilators, and other modalities for issues encompassing the bladder, bowels, pregnancy, intimacy, and more.
Axia Women’s Health
1777 Sentry Parkway West, building 17, suite 108, Blue Bell and 120 Valley Green Lane, suite 610, King of Prussia
Though the Axia Women’s Health network is composed of an abundance of providers and care centers throughout the region, its urogynecology services can be found in Blue Bell and King of Prussia. The org also has a bladder and pelvic health outreach program that rotates a certified continence-care nurse practitioner through various Axia OB-GYN centers around the region in order to increase access to care.
Body Connect Physical Therapy
234 South Woodbine Avenue, 2nd floor, Narberth
This physical therapy center in Narberth offers gender-inclusive pelvic-health treatments. No matter if you’re experiencing pregnancy-related difficulties, pain with sex, or difficulty using the bathroom, the team at Body Connect can help.
Body Rebuilders Physical Therapy
1 Belmont Avenue, suite 400, Bala Cynwyd
The physical therapists at Body Rebuilders use an extensive patient evaluation and physical examination to determine a customized pelvic-health plan of care. No matter the issue, every patient comes away with a home-exercise program to supplement their in-center treatments.
Breathe Life Physical Therapy and Wellness
987 Haddon Avenue, 1st floor, Collingswood, NJ
Breathe Life over the bridge in Collingswood fully focuses on the pelvic floor, which makes sense because founder Amanda Heritage is not just a doctor of physical therapy, but a certified pelvic rehabilitation practitioner. Here, you can receive personalized pelvic-floor PT, prenatal and postpartum care, small-group reformer Pilates classes, and monthly pelvic-centered breathwork sessions.
Center for Pelvic Medicine
919 Conestoga Road, building 1, suite 301, Bryn Mawr
The Center for Pelvic Medicine is all about treating pelvic-floor dysfunction, chronic pain, and sexual issues for women. The team uses non-surgical approaches, and aims to help patients feel more confident on their roads to recovery.
Core 3 Physical Therapy
Core 3 Physical Therapy has locations in East Norriton, Chalfont, and Hatfield. Their women’s health program includes pelvic-floor therapy that works to promote muscle strength and integrity across conditions.
Cynergy Physical Therapy
1840 Grant Avenue, Northeast Philly
This Northeast Philly-based biz predominantly focuses on pelvic care, including pelvic-floor dysfunction and prenatal and postpartum pain or issues. Their holistic approach means you’ll receive treatment via hands-on therapy, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, and other modalities.
Dresher Physical Therapy
790 Penllyn Blue Bell Pike, suite 101, Blue Bell and 1075 Virginia Drive, suite 200, Fort Washington
Dresher Physical Therapy offers pelvic-floor rehabilitation mainly at its Fort Washington location. Depending on your condition, treatment plans can range from bladder training to muscle retraining and biofeedback.
Empower Physical Therapy
470 John Young Way, Exton
In Exton, Empower Physical Therapy staffs board-certified women’s health clinical specialists in its pelvic-floor rehab program. Whether you’re experiencing pelvic, urinary, bowel, or sexual intercourse pain, you can typically expect manual therapy paired with strength- or Pilates-based training.
Essentials Physical Therapy & Training
150 Century Parkway, suite A, Mount Laurel, NJ
Doctor of Physical Therapy and pregnancy and postpartum corrective exercise specialist Ali Zeno founded Essentials Physical Therapy & Training after her own postpartum pelvic pain. She offers pelvic-floor physical therapy and pelvic health coaching specifically for active moms — both in person and virtually.
Fletcher Physical Therapy
234 South Woodbine Avenue, 2nd floor, Narberth
Founder Erica Fletcher is a certified manual physical therapist who specializes in pelvic-floor dysfunction. At her office in Narberth, expect a comprehensive evaluation, hands-on therapy, and possible exercise programs, depending on your condition.
Flourish Pelvic Health & Wellness
67 Byberry Road, 1st floor, Hatboro
Flourish in Hatboro is dedicated solely to pelvic-floor therapy. The team takes a holistic approach to care, and offers services specific to women, the transgender community, and children.
Gynecology Specialists of Philadelphia
51 North 39th Street, Medical Office Building 340, West Philly and 823 South 9th Street, 1st floor, Bella Vista
With offices in West Philly and Bella Vista, this team of women’s health professionals can help you find relief for issues like chronic pelvic pain, endometriosis, discomfort using the bathroom, and cramping or pressure near your pelvis. Depending on your situation, treatment options might include hormone medication therapy, physical therapy, or minimally invasive surgery like a laparoscopy.
Inner Circle Physical Therapy
2981 Grant Avenue, Northeast Philly and 1262 Wood Lane, Langhorne
Inner Circle Physical Therapy’s two locations have dedicated pelvic-health centers that use a holistic, hands-on approach to treat your dysfunction. You’ll receive individualized therapy from one of their trained pelvic-floor specialists, plus a customized exercise program.
Kate Biles Physical Therapy
280 Phoenixville Pike, Malvern
This Malvern-based physical therapist specializes in pelvic-floor dysfunction for both men and women. Biles uses modalities like manual therapy, myofascial release, and postural reeducation to treat your condition.
Odyssey Physical Therapy
Odyssey co-founders Kimberly Howell and Kristin Fleming offer mobile pelvic-floor physical therapy throughout Philadelphia and South Jersey. That’s right: They come to you so you can be treated in the comfort of your own home.
One Physical Therapy and Wellness
864 County Line Road, Bryn Mawr
The women’s health program at One Physical Therapy and Wellness in Bryn Mawr targets pre- and post-natal issues, pelvic dysfunction, postpartum pelvic-floor and abdominal weakening, and even post-mastectomy care.
Optimal Physical Therapy and Wellness
489 Devon Park Drive, suite 319A, Wayne
Founder Lang Ngov uses functional manual therapy at her practice in Wayne. This type of treatment focuses on mobility training and manipulation, as well as Pilates, to help you resume a pain-free, active lifestyle.
The Pelvic Room
672 Exton Commons, Exton
As the name suggests, The Pelvic Room is a pelvic-floor healing center for men and women. The Exton-based biz offers physical therapy meant to alleviate pelvic pain and discomfort, as well as conditions specific to pregnancy, postpartum, and menopause.
Pelvio Physical Therapy
2418 East York Street, Fishtown and mobile
Pelvio Physical Therapy is a pelvic floor-focused center offering services at its Fishtown clinic, and as an on-demand mobile concierge. In addition, Pelvio has pregnancy-specific therapy and birth-prep sessions.
Provenance Physical Therapy
Based in Ambler, Provenance provides mobile services to clients in and around Montgomery County. Founder Megan Powers is trained in pelvic health and women’s health/fitness, plus lactation and infant feeding and tethered oral tissues — and is also a mom of three, so she gets it.
Rebalance Physical Therapy & Wellness
1601 Walnut Street, suite 606, Rittenhouse and 319 Price Avenue, Narberth
Rebalance was founded by Hina Sheth, who specializes in pelvic-floor rehabilitation. Whether you visit the Rittenhouse or Narberth office, you’ll receive a thorough evaluation and exam before starting your customized physical therapy program.
Restore Physical Therapy and Pelvic Health
123 Leverington Avenue, Manayunk and mobile
With a focus on pelvic-floor rehab, prenatal and postpartum care, and functional orthopedics, Restore services clients at its office in Manayunk, as well as provides mobile physical therapy within a 30-minute radius from its spot on Leverington Avenue.
Strive Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation
With many locations across the area (including South Jersey), Strive offers pelvic health physical therapy for anyone experiencing pain or dysfunction. The team utilizes treatments like biofeedback, trigger point massage, and strength training.
Urogynecology Associates of Philadelphia
With offices in Wynnewood, Media, and Paoli, the Urogynecology Associates of Philadelphia concentrates on rectifying pelvic-floor dysfunction — like loss of bladder or bowel control and organ prolapse — and other gynecological issues for women. They offer both surgical and non-surgical options, and will guide you through what’s best for your condition.
Vivid Women’s Health
4 Terry Drive, suite 15, Newtown
Vivid Women’s Health in Newtown offers physical therapy only for the pelvic floor. That’s because owner, doctor, pelvic-health specialist, and mom Jenn Perna felt like there was little support during her postpartum recovery, and decided to create a space where women could find relief from pain, discomfort, and dysfunction.