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not TMI, just TLC:

conditions we treat


Pregnancy and childbirth, infertility or loss, trauma history, stress, sleep struggles, injury, and life in general can all have a profound impact on your pelvic health. Addressing your symptoms and concerns at their roots is essential in pelvic care, and a core element of the support we provide at Medusa. But you don't have to wait until something feels off! We also practice preventive care, to strengthen and promote the lifestyle you want.

Pelvic Function

  • Scar tissue adhesions

  • Pain with intercourse

  • Constipation & hemorrhoids

  • Fecal/Urinary Incontinence
    (even just a little)

  • Heaviness/pressure in pelvic area

  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse

  • Core dysfunction


  • Round Ligament Pain

  • Tailbone Pain

  • Vaginismus & Vulvodynia

  • Symphysis Pubis

  • Back or Hip Pain

  • Pelvic Girdle Pain

  • Endometriosis

  • Interstitial Cystitis
    (Painful Bladder Syndrome)



  • Hysterectomy
    pre- and post-op

  • Post-op pain

  • Painful intercourse

  • Return to activity/exercise

  • Scar management

Bladder and Bowel Function

  • Chronic Constipation or Diarrhea
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Fecal Urgency & Incontinence
  • Fecal Smearing
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Urgency
  • Nocturia (peeing at night)


  • Sexual Function and Intimacy
  • Pain with sexual activity
    (intercourse or foreplay)
  • Decreased ability to orgasm
  • Decreased libido

Perinatal and Postpartum

  • Birth Prep
  • Scar management
    (perineum or cesarean)
  • Abdominal weakness
  • Diastasis Recti Abdominis
    (abdominal separation)
  • Urinary frequency, leakage, urgency
  • Return to activity or exercise
  • Lactation support
  • Posture, ergonomics,
    and environmental supports
    and modifications

Occupational therapists approach the treatment of pelvic health conditions holistically by addressing the physical, emotional, and environmental factors that contribute to each individual's symptoms. Here's how we may address some conditions:


1. Persistent Pelvic Pain: Occupational therapists use a combination of manual therapy techniques, relaxation exercises, ergonomic recommendations, and stress management strategies to alleviate pelvic pain. We may also address underlying emotional factors contributing to pain perception.


2. Chronic Constipation & Hemorrhoids: Occupational therapists provide education on bowel habits, dietary modifications, and lifestyle changes to promote regularity and prevent straining. We may also recommend pelvic floor exercises and behavioral interventions to improve bowel function.


3. Fecal/Urinary Incontinence: Occupational therapists employ pelvic floor muscle training, bladder retraining, and toileting schedules to address incontinence. We also assess environmental factors and recommend assistive devices or modifications to support continence management.


4. Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Occupational therapists focus on pelvic floor strengthening exercises, postural re-education, and lifestyle modifications to manage pelvic organ prolapse symptoms. We can also provide pelvic floor support strategies and recommendations for assistive devices to optimize pelvic organ support.


5. Scar Management: Occupational therapists use manual techniques, scar massage, and therapeutic modalities to improve scar mobility and tissue healing. We also provide education on proper scar care and movement strategies to minimize scar-related pain and restrictions.


6. Diastasis Recti: Occupational therapists prescribe specific exercises to strengthen the deep abdominal muscles and support the connective tissue in the midline. We also provide postural education and ergonomic recommendations to minimize strain on the abdominal wall.


7. Core Dysfunction: Occupational therapists assess core muscle strength and coordination and develop personalized exercise programs to improve core stability and function. We may also address contributing factors such as posture, movement patterns, and ergonomic factors.


8. Round Ligament Pain: Occupational therapists utilize manual therapy techniques, therapeutic exercises, and ergonomic modifications to alleviate round ligament pain. We may also provide education on proper body mechanics and movement strategies to prevent exacerbation of symptoms.


9. Back or Hip Pain: Occupational therapists assess biomechanics, muscle imbalances, and movement patterns to identify contributing factors to back or hip pain. We then implement a comprehensive treatment plan including therapeutic exercises, manual therapy, and ergonomic recommendations to alleviate pain and improve function.


10. Pelvic Girdle Pain: Occupational therapists address pelvic girdle pain through a combination of manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, and pelvic stabilization techniques. We may also recommend assistive devices or modifications to support pelvic alignment and reduce pain.


11. Sexual Function and Intimacy: Occupational therapists provide counseling, education, and behavioral interventions to address sexual function and intimacy concerns. We may incorporate pelvic floor exercises, relaxation techniques, and communication strategies to improve sexual satisfaction and intimacy.


12. Pain with Sexual Activity or Intercourse: Occupational therapists assess physical factors contributing to pain during sexual activity and develop individualized treatment plans. This may include pelvic floor relaxation techniques, desensitization exercises, and communication skills training to address pain and improve sexual function.

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