"I am 100% pain free today and have stayed pain free for over 5 years."

 
 
 There is hope for healing your pelvic floor dysfunctions. Here’s proof!

There is hope for healing your pelvic floor dysfunctions. Here’s proof!

You may know it as painful bladder syndrome, IC, or even mistake it for reoccurring urinary tract infections, but there is one thing everyone can agree—Interstitial Cystitis is an often painful and always inconvenient pelvic floor condition.

MANY OF THE URINARY, BOWEL, OR SEXUAL SYMPTOMS THAT PATIENTS WITH INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS EXPERIENCE CAN BE SIGNS OF PELVIC FLOOR DYSFUNCTION, INCLUDING:

  • Urinary urgency, frequency, hesitancy, stopping and starting, or incomplete emptying

  • Painful urination

  • Constipation, straining, or pain with bowel movements

  • Unexplained pain in the lower back, pelvic region, genital area, or rectum

  • Pain during or after intercourse or orgasm

Many patients with interstitial cystitis (IC) and their physicians are turning to physical therapy to help ease IC symptoms and pain. This kind of therapy is especially helpful if the patient has pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD), and it has been found that 87% of IC patients have PFD.

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that attaches to the front, back, and sides of the pelvis and to the tailbone and sacrum. These muscles support the pelvic organs, including the bladder, uterus or prostate, and rectum, and wrap around the urethra, vagina (in women), and rectum. Coordinated contraction and relaxation of these muscles helps control bladder and bowel function.

Here’s the good news: pelvic floor physical therapy can help relieve your Interstitial Cystitis symptoms.

Studies have demonstrated the benefit of physical therapy for tight and tender pelvic muscles associated with IC. One study reported that 70 percent of IC patients who were treated with manual physical therapy to the pelvic floor for 12 to 15 visits experienced moderate to marked improvement (2).

Our therapists will perform an evaluation which will determine the patient’s major complaint in addition to determining if there is a PFD link to their IC symptoms. The therapist will then inspect the biomechanical and structural causes of their IC or PFD such as muscle imbalances and joint misalignment. Our team will then develop an individualized treatment plan which may include: internal and external manual therapy such as myofascial release, nerve gliding/tension release and visceral manipulation as well as biofeedback.

Here’s proof that pelvic floor physical therapy can heal Interstitial Cystitis:

These patient testimonials vouch for the efficiency and effectiveness of pelvic floor physical therapy with the Pelvic Healing team at Sarton Physical Therapy.

BEST PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINIC, HANDS DOWN, FOR PELVIC FLOOR DYSFUNCITON, VULVODYNIA, INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS, AND LUMBOSACRAL PROBLEMS.

Julie, the owner, is so compassionate and knowledgable and up to date, and it's very clear she is passionate in her work about helping people in pain. Unlike other similar clinics, she has more updated equipment, such as a hot laser, and spends over an hour with you sometimes, whereas other places spent about 25 minutes. She answers all your questions, makes you feel comfortable and at ease, and I always feel leaving better both psychologically and physically. She is well-connected with specialists in the area, and therefore can work with your doctor. Staff is super nice, and they have an amazing massage therapist, Sergio, that' really helps complement the overall treatment. I have been going to her for about 3 years, and in those years she's moved three times, and I've followed loyally. i trust her 100% with my body, which is rare for me, since i have been hurt by physical therapists before.

S.S.

THE PAIN WAS DEBILITATING...

I met Julie Sarton DPT eight years ago after I had been diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis/ Pelvic Floor Dysfunction for about four months. At that point, the pain was debilitating and Julie provided skilled treatments, compassionate support and helped coordinate my care. She introduced me to other practitioners that were helpful for my healing and gave me hope. I have also worked closely with other therapists at Sarton PT and I trust the people Julie puts on her team. As a physical therapist myself, I appreciate the progressive, scientifically based, quality, heart-felt treatments provided by this center. My case was very complicated and it took me years to heal, but I am now pain-free most days without medications and my inner and outer life has changed in dramatic and positive ways. Working with Julie was a huge part of my recovery.

M.V.

I WANT TO THANK-YOU FOR THE EXCELLENT IMPROVEMENT I AM EXPERIENCING IN MY PELVIC FLOOR DYSFUNCTION AND PAIN ASSOCIATED WITH INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS.

Your combined expertise and intuitive approach to my specific condition and needs have resulted in a significant decrease in pain, increased function, and has greatly improved my quality of life! I believe you are divinely guided in your treatments with me, as you knew what needed to be done or adjusted each step of the way.

My journey began over 4 years ago with a diagnosis of Interstitial Cystitis (IC). Traditional and alternative treatments were prescribed with, at the most, a 30% - 50% temporary improvement of symptoms. It was not until I began working with you on my Pelvic Floor Dysfunction did I feel that the possibility of “getting my life back” would manifest. I can now report an 80% rate of improvement in my pain and symptoms. This has taken time and fortitude, but nothing in life worthwhile is done without some work and determination.

I am a very proactive person, with much to look forward to in life. Living in constant, debilitating pain was not an option for me. I am so grateful that my journey led me to you and Sarton PT, as I do strongly believe this was divine intervention. I feel there is an urgent need to educate the medical community regarding the importance of seeking pelvic PT for IC and appreciate you and Sarton PT doing this. With much gratitude.

K.H.

THANK YOU FOR BEING SUCH A CARING, TALENTED AND GIFTED PHYSICAL THERAPIST.

The Lord has blessed you with hands of healing. Thank you for helping get my Interstitial Cystitis under control.

L.N.

JULIE SARTON IS THE PHYSICAL THERAPIST WHO TRULY CHANGED MY LIFE.

Julie Sarton is the Physical Therapist who truly changed my life. I am 100% pain free today and have stayed pain free for over 5 years. The physical therapy treatment I received from Julie was far superior to any physical therapy I had before. She was able to pinpoint the source of my pain immediately. I went to her for internal work and she gave me a home program that allowed me to correct imbalances in my body that were exacerbating my pelvic floor spasms. Julie empowered me to change my body, so I could finally become pain free.

M.M


The Sarton Summary

If you are suffering from what you know or suspect is Interstitial Cystitis, do not wait to seek assistance. The road to healing is yours for the taking!

The goals of our treatment include diminishing trigger points, reducing viscerosomatic reflex, lengthening the pelvic floor muscles, eliminating connective tissue restrictions, and reducing neural tension caused by physiological or mechanical abnormalities such as tight muscles or narrow nerve paths. To help our patients heal faster, we employ cutting-edge modalities such as warm laser therapy and teach them pain-reduction strategies as well as self treatment techniques. To ensure the best results, the therapists at Sarton Physical Therapy always spend an hour with each patient during every appointment.


Sarton Physical Therapy and its affiliates recommend that you contact your physician before participating in any physical therapy, exercise or fitness related programs. Learn More.