Pelvic Health & Rehabilitation
Pelvic health, for men and women, is an essential part of your overall well-being, and our specialists are here to help you achieve it --- with comprehensive care, a specially trained staff and a state-of-the-art facility.
Your pelvic floor consists of muscles, ligaments and bones that work together to support the pelvic organs. Tightness or laxity of these muscles can contribute to back and pelvic pain, obstetrical problems, incontinence and other serious conditions. Pelvic disorders can be uncomfortable and embarrassing, but it’s important to get a proper diagnosis as early as possible.
Some factors that can lead to pelvic problems include:
- Poor diet
- Chronic respiratory problems
- Activities that include lifting, pushing, pulling or carrying
- Abdominal and pelvic surgeries
At Baton Rouge General, our physical therapists are trained in the evaluation and treatment of pelvic conditions in men, women and children. Following a physician referral, we will gather information on your overall health and conduct a general evaluation of your posture, strength and flexibility. A more detailed assessment of your specific issues and concerns will also be performed, and may include an intravaginal and/or anorectal exam. Based on your results, your therapist will discuss recommendations for a personalized treatment plan so you can start your rehabilitation immediately.
We treat these conditions:
- Urinary and fecal incontinence
- Male pelvic pain
- Overactive bladder
- Obstetrical-related dysfunction
- Pediatric bladder/bowel dysfunction
- Postpartum weakness
- High-risk pregnancy
- Back, hip and pelvic pain
- Constipative dysfunction
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Postoperative pain or weakness
- Scar management
- Manual therapy
- Therapeutic exercise
- Behavior modification
- Postural correction
- Dry needling
- Pain relieving modalities
- Electrical stimulation
- Exercise programs
- Functional retraining
- Electrical stimulation
Pelvic Rehabilitation Specialists
Susan Giglio, PT
Susan has more than 25 years of experience working in many areas of pelvic health. She has received extensive training in pelvic pain, incontinence and obstetrical issues. She is an instructor for the American Physical Therapy Association, a registered yoga instructor, and a certified functional dry needling therapist.
Kali Aucoin, PT, DPT
Kali is a physical therapist who has been trained in the evaluation and treatment of incontinence, pelvic pain and obstetrical issues. She has received advanced training in pelvic physical therapy, including pediatrics. She has completed a clinical internship in pelvic health, and is a certified functional dry needling therapist.