In the news…. Sexual Health and PT
A 2019 article published in Sexual Medicine Reviews Amy Stein, PT, MPT, DPT, BCB-PMD, IF, Sara K. Sauder, PT DPT, and Jessica Reale, PT, DPT, WCS discuss the role of pelvic floor PT in sexual health for men and women. Amy, Sara, and Jessica reviewed the most updated, peer-reviewed literature and determined that pelvic PTs successfully treat sexual dysfunction through multi-modal, individualized treatment. Pelvic Health Physical Therapists such as Dr. Miller and Dr. Rexrode perform an evaluation for sexual dysfunction by taking a thorough history and performing a complete musculoskeletal screen. This means your PT is looking at you from head to toe to assess for various musculoskeletal impairments such as pelvic stability/mobility, spinal mobility/stability, hip mobility/stability and of course pelvic floor muscle function. Your plan of care is then determined by synthesizing the data from the history and screen, with consideration for your specific goals. The PT or Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) will select treatments consisting of manual therapies, patient education, muscle re-training, and exercise to address the problems found and help you meet your goals.