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Experience the transformative benefits of Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy and embrace a life free from discomfort—take the first step today!

Hurt & Co Physical Therapy is located in Scarborough, Maine and serves the greater Portland, Maine region.
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When to seek pelvic floor physical therapy care

Life is full of ups and downs, but when it comes to your pelvic health, it's crucial to recognize when seeking professional care can make all the difference. If any of the following scenarios sound familiar, it might be time to consider Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy at Hurt & Co:
Bladder worries
If you're experiencing accidental leaks when you laugh, sneeze, or exercise, bathroom mapping, or other bladder misbehaviors, it's a sign that your pelvic floor might need some extra attention. Our therapy can help you regain control and put an end to those unexpected moments.
Pelvic pain
Persistent pain or discomfort in your pelvic area isn't something you should have to endure silently. Whether it's a constant ache or sharp twinges, our specialized therapy can often address the sources of your pain and provide relief.
Pregnancy/Postpartum changes
Pregnancy and childbirth bring incredible joy, but they can also lead to changes in your pelvic health. If you're dealing with discomfort, weakness, or any other issues related to pregnancy or postpartum, our experts are here to guide you back to optimal well-being.
Intimacy challenges
Intimacy is an essential part of life, and any pain or discomfort in this area can take a toll on your emotional well-being. If physical issues are affecting your intimate moments, our therapy can help you restore both physical comfort and emotional confidence.
Prolapse concerns
If you've noticed a sensation of pressure/heaviness or a bulging feeling in your pelvic region, it could be due to pelvic organ prolapse. Seeking help sooner rather than later can prevent symptoms from worsening and improve your overall comfort.
Bowel problems
When things are not going right in this department, it can really weigh on you. There are things that can be done to aide in easing constipation or improving bowel control in pelvic therapy. Why suffer when therapy could help improve control and comfort with your bowel movements.

Learn how pelvic floor physical therapy can help you

Schedule an evaluation with our pelvic floor specialist, Jessica Clark.

What is pelvic floor physical therapy?

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy involves specialized treatment provided by trained PTs to address dysfunctions related to bowel, bladder, sexual health, and pelvic pain. It encompasses a comprehensive evaluation of various muscle and joint areas, including the crucial pelvic floor muscles at the base of your pelvis. Beyond that, it extends its focus to core muscles, hips, and the lower back to ensure optimal function and effective issue resolution.

Appropriate across life's stages, from childhood to the "golden years," Pelvic PT expertly targets impaired functions of pelvic organs. By assessing and treating the abdomen, lower back, hips, and the intricate network of pelvic floor muscles, it takes a holistic approach. This approach encompasses the evaluation of strength, coordination, and condition of pelvic floor muscles, core muscles, pelvic joints, and hip muscles, among others.

At the heart of Pelvic Physical Therapy is the quest to enhance pelvic girdle comfort and functionality. It addresses both external and internal aspects, encompassing not just pelvic floor muscles but also bowel, bladder, and sexual function. A thorough assessment gauges the strength, coordination, and condition of pelvic floor muscles, as well as the interconnected pelvic joints, hips, and lower back – areas often linked to discomfort. This comprehensive approach ensures that a wide range of common diagnoses can be improved or resolved, aiming for enhanced overall function.

Pelvic floor physical therapy can help treat a number of conditions, including: 
Urinary incontinence
Urinary urgency
Frequent urination
Trouble emptying the bladder
Painful bladder function
Bowel urgency
Bowel incontinence
Difficulty or pain emptying bowels
Fissures and hemorrhoids
Pregnancy care
Postpartum care
Pain with penetration
Pelvic pain
Vulvar pain
Coccyx (tailbone) pain

Schedule your pelvic floor evaluation

Having trouble booking? Try our booking page here, or give us a call at (207) 619-3203
Meet our pelvic floor physical therapist

Hi there 👋 I'm Jessica Clark

I have been practicing physical therapy since 2006, and in 2015 discovered my passion for helping patients struggling with pelvic health. I have taken the course series form APTA and achieved my CAPP-pelvic specialty certificate. I have added continued course work to deepen my understanding and skills since that initial series, which has allowed me to include pediatric patients in the populations I treat.

I brought my family to Maine in 2017 and have enjoyed the proximity to my extended family, the coast, the mountains, and the great food (love the good eats!). Outside of work, I herd my 2 kids and dog around, bake, read, cross country ski, walk, hike and get to the beach.

I enjoy this work, helping individuals achieve meaningful change to improve their quality life and work towards their personal goals. I have felt so fortunate to be a trusted source of help with so many amazing people during my years in pelvic floor physical therapy, and I look forward to years more.
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