The term “pelvic floor” refers to the muscles and soft tissue that make up the bottom of the pelvis. Dysfunction, such as weakness, tightness, and pain, can occur in these pelvic floor musculature just like other muscles of the body. Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy can identify what kind of dysfunction(s) are present and create a personalized treatment plan to correct and restore function. Evaluation consists of discussion of history of symptoms and an external and internal vaginal exam. Treatment can include education, manual therapy, instruction in therapeutic exercises for pelvic floor, lower back, hips, and core, bladder re-training, and behavior modification.
Mallory Giglio, PT, DPT graduated from LSU with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Human Movement in 2007 and graduated from University of South Alabama with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2010. She has since been practicing in the outpatient setting and is certified in Functional Dry Needling. She's certified in treating pelvic floor dysfunction and women's health issues.