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Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy for Her

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy for Him

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy for Her

It is estimated that as much as 30% of the female population of child bearing age experience chronic pain. 

There are many causes of pelvic pain in women:

Women who experience pelvic pain often present with pelvic floor muscles that are tender, tight, and in spasm. Working directly with a pelvic floor therapist the patient is able to learn to relax these muscles and allow them to regain normal function. Sometimes pelvic floor muscles are lacking strength. 

“When I had my first child, when I hit month 6, I started getting really bad back, leg and gluteal pain. It got so bad that it was extremely painful just for me to walk. When I went to my OB she recommended seeing a PT and one that specializes in pelvic floor.  She recommended Lisa and I was in to see her quickly. I was skeptical of PT in general and had no idea was pelvic floor PT was specifically.

I started seeing Lisa twice a week and noticed results almost immediately. As she worked on me and designed a plan for me, she explained what was happening to my body, ligaments and muscles. It was such a relief to be in the hands of someone that was trained in the complexities of a pregnant woman’s body and who knew how to address my symptoms. She got me through the last 4 months of my pregnancy, allowing me to walk and go to work without pain.  And then she helped me through recovery after birth. I’m currently pregnant with my second child and the pains of pregnancy that I experienced with the first are back … in turn, I’m right back in Lisa’s care and so thankful to have her help me on this journey.” –Holly T., Boston


Impaired muscle performance and weakness
in the pelvic floor can lead to:

Dr. Scialla will work with you to help you learn how to properly exercise the muscles of the pelvic floor, abdomen, and buttocks to sure up your deep inner core, support your organs, and restore continence.

“I’m writing today as a testimonial of behalf of Lisa, who is AMAZING! Prior to Lisa, I had a not-so-good experience with another pelvic PT who, as a clinician, relied solely on biofeedback. To me, this was disheartening because, as a Physical Therapist, I knew there was much more that could be done to assist and improve my situation. This is NOT the case with Lisa. She is open-minded, forward thinking and does much, much more than merely rely on biofeedback. Lisa wants her patients to succeed and she implements many different treatment techniques. Her manual skills are remarkable. I have seen significant improvements even in my own pelvic floor functioning and a decrease in my other GI issues. For me, this experience with Lisa has been Life-changing. In sum, I cannot say enough good things about Lisa who has been for the “The Answer.” Thank you, Lisa, and keep up the Excellent Work!” –Margo O., Boston

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy for Him

It is estimated that at any given time 10-15% of the entire male population is affected by pelvic pain. Pain can be constant or intermittent, sharp or dull. If the pain lasts for more than three months, and cannot be explained by an identifiable cause it is considered chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS). CPPS can include the following symptoms:

Some men experience symptoms of prostatitis. Non bacterial prostatitis symptoms that may come and go and include:

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

“After a vasectomy left me with chronic pain my urologist suggested I see Lisa for pelvic floor physical therapy. I was skeptical but Lisa was able to explain why I was feeling pain and how I could work to improve my symptoms. After a few treatments my pain was significantly decreased and I am now able to return to a more active lifestyle and manage my symptoms on my own.”
Scott H., Boston

Radical Prostatectomy or the surgical removal of the prostate, usually due to cancer, can leave some men with incontinence and erectile dysfunction. Pelvic floor physical therapy can play an important role in addressing these common side effects of a radical prostatectomy. Exercises can be taught to alleviate symptoms of urinary incontinence, improve blood flow, and release scar tissue. Whenever possible, Dr. Scialla recommends a preoperative visit. A preoperative appointment helps to decrease anxiety and affords you the opportunity to ask questions, learn, and practice exercises of the pelvic floor prior to surgery.

Dr. Scialla can help you with your chronic pain. After a thorough evaluation to access the muscle of the pelvic floor, abdomen, hips, and back, Dr. Scialla will use internal and external manual techniques to relieve muscle spasm, improve blood flow and relieve pain. Through individualized exercises and stretches, pelvic floor physical therapy can restore muscle tone, sexual, and bladder function.

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