Pelvic Health

Specializing in women's urinary incontinence and pelvic pain

 

It’s Time to Talk About Your Pelvic Health

Let’s be honest, it can be uncomfortable to discuss symptoms of pelvic health dysfunction such as urine leakage, pain during intercourse or erectile dysfunction.  The truth is that these are very common issues that many individuals experience which can be helped through targeted physical therapy.  Some risk factors which contribute to a weakened pelvic floor are advanced age, history of abdominal/pelvic surgery, excess body weight, or history of trauma to the area, such as childbirth or heavy lifting.

Access to local, high quality outpatient physical therapy services for women and men suffering from pelvic pain and incontinence had been sorely needed in Lancaster County.  HARTZ Physical Therapy has expanded to provide outpatient women’s pelvic health physical therapy to patients a specialized program that can treat your symptoms and get you back to living a better, more confident quality of life.

Our Services

HARTZ PT Mount Joy is one of the few clinics in Lancaster County providing high quality outpatient pelvic floor physical therapy rehabilitation.  Elizabeth T. Franze, DPT has completed specialized training focusing specifically on these diagnoses.  Everyone has a pelvic floor which consists of a group of muscles responsible for holding the bladder, uterus, bowels, urethra and rectum in place.  Physical therapy helps the muscles in the pelvic region work the way they should.  Don’t wait another day to start living your best life!

Pelvic health PT can help you with the following:

  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pain During Intercourse
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Prostatectomy Recovery
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Organ Prolapse
  • Disastasis Recti (abdominal separation)

Treatment may include:

  • Pelvic floor exams take place in our private patient room designed to create a relaxing & comfortable experience.
  • Core muscle strength, endurance, and coordination will be assessed to improve control & function of pelvic floor muscles.
  • Individualized exercises and strengthening programs to ensure success.
  • Patient Education on the symptoms, causes & treatment of pelvic dysfunction.

To learn more about what causes pelvic pain and how you can feel better CLICK HERE.

 

Dr. Elizabeth T. Franze, DPT has over 10 years of experience caring for patients with orthopedic, neurologic, cardiac, and pulmonary issues.  Elizabeth has a special interest in pelvic floor physical therapy and has completed specialized training which focuses specifically on treatment of these diagnoses.  Elizabeth provides patient-centered care using a combination of manual therapy, patient education and individualized exercise programs to ensure success.  She strives to make each patient comfortable during physical therapy so that together, they can address the root cause of the issue and move forward on the road to recovery.

We invite you to reach out to Elizabeth directly to discuss her treatment model as well as her background in pelvic health physical therapy. You can reach Elizabeth at 717-492-8708.