Our 30-minute virtual Pelvic Floor Therapy sessions for the second half of life blend pilates, diaphragmatic breathing, and a personalized at-home consultation for an average 28% symptom reduction in just one intake and one movement session*.
Menopause—including peri- to post-menopause, which can start as early as your 30s—can cause changes that affect pelvic floor health. Your pelvic floor muscles, fascia, and ligaments support the pelvic organs, regulating bladder and bowel movements. As we age, the pelvic floor can weaken, leading to dysfunction, pain, and incontinence.
Our pelvic health strategy at Ruth Health goes beyond physical therapy; we can assess and monitor pelvic floor function and provide skilled, personalized interventions for bladder/bowel dysfunctions, pelvic organ prolapse, sexual health issues, and pelvic pain.
Effective virtual care for easy access
We work with all patients via virtual care, so you can stay home and get support nationwide. Pelvic floor therapy via telehealth is an effective approach to preventing and managing perimenopausal to postmenopausal urinary incontinence and improving overall pelvic floor health in women who no longer menstruate.
I got expert help with my pain and incontinence. It took away the fear.
I was floored (pun intended) by my experience after two virtual pelvic floor recovery sessions from Ruth Health.
I recently connected with Ruth Health to get help with ongoing pelvic floor issues and WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG? I met with a Pelvic Floor Specialist virtually, from my home and it’s the first step I needed to start putting my health first.
What to expect
This is collaborative care. We make space for you to communicate with your provider about any discomfort or concern during sessions—so together, we can get you healing. As bone loss begins to accelerate, we focus on strengthening your whole core canister with a focus on the pelvis.
However, the movements should never be painful. Your provider may use techniques such as exercises, deep breathing, and instruction for using a dilator to help improve pelvic floor function. The goal of treatment? Let’s alleviate symptoms from pain to incontinence, and improve overall pelvic floor health. You may even break a sweat!
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Meet the care experts at Ruth Health
Together, we are building an ecosystem of women’s healthcare that works with and within the existing healthcare system to partner with you. Our team ranges from doctors and doulas to lactation consultants, physical therapists and beyond.
Not a lot! Your first session will primarily be talking with your provider about your chief complaints, health history and starting to get to the root of your discomfort. In the last 5 or so minutes you will perform some simple movement assessments for your provider to evaluate, so be sure to wear comfortable clothing, have room to sit or lay down on the floor, and have a yoga mat or something similar if you’d prefer something supportive underneath you.
Comfortable, form-fitting clothing, a yoga mat or something similar and space to move freely (though you will always stay on your mat for your sessions). In addition, some of the most commonly used props in your sessions will be yoga blocks (the firmer the better), a 10” core ball, small resistance bands (also known as “booty bands”) and massage therapy balls. If you have any other props or equipment that you commonly use, feel free to bring those to your sessions and let your provider know so that they can incorporate them into your treatment plan.
Now that you have completed your intake session, your first active treatment session will look like a combination of physical therapy, mobilization, strength training and myofascial release. You can expect low impact body work with varying levels of intensity that focuses on working deep stabilizer muscles, moving your whole body and supporting total recovery from the inside out.
1-2 times a week is ideal. This is the best way to maximize results and feel better faster. We also know that life is crazy, so if you don’t have the ability to be consistent, showing up whenever you can is better than not showing up at all!
Of course! We will work with whatever you have. So long as you have a comfortable place to move on a hard surface you will be fine. If you do not have blocks, you can use hardback books instead, or even firm pillows.
Chances are that the answer is yes. Because everything in the body is connected, you may be experiencing pain and discomfort elsewhere that is actually rooted in the pelvic floor. And overall pelvic floor health is incredibly beneficial to everyone for better long term health.
Also yes. Caring for your pelvic floor is one of the best ways to build a foundation for a stronger body with healthier movement patterns. This means less pain and better mobility over time, and can even contribute to optimizing your health in later stages of life.