Pelvic Floor Program

Chronic pelvic pain is one of the most common medical problems affecting women ages 18 to 50. It may mean pain in the lower abdomen, inner thighs or low back; post-partum pain; pain with intercourse; painful scars of adhesions; or pelvic muscle spasm or tightness.

Incontinence, an involuntary loss or leaking of urine, affects approximately 30% of men and women over the age of 60 and 80% of pregnant women.

In both cases, physical therapy can often help. Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital's physical therapists are experts in treating muscles throughout the body. They can identify and, in many cases, reverse or greatly reduce weakness and dysfunction within the pelvic floor muscles that may be contributing to urinary incontinence and pelvic pain.

Our Pelvic Floor Program begins with a detailed history, musculoskeletal screening and evaluation of specific pelvic floor muscles. Your physical therapist then designs a treatment strategy that may include:

  • Biofeedback
  • Electrical stimulation to alleviate pelvic floor dysfunctions
  • Individualized education on the bladder and a voiding schedule
  • Muscle retraining


For a therapy appointment at any Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital location, please call Central Scheduling at 847.535.8000. Please email any questions you have to

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