Pelvic Floor Therapy

What is Pelvic Floor Therapy?

Pelvic floor therapy is a specialized treatment designed to address a range of issues related to the pelvic muscles. Pelvic floor therapy can help you improve your core strength and retrain your muscles. By working with a pelvic floor therapist, you can receive personalized guidance on the best ways to improve your pelvic floor and receive valuable feedback to use at home.

Conditions Treated by Pelvic Floor Therapy

  • Urinary Incontinence - Pelvic floor therapy helps improve bladder control and reduce urine leakage.
  • Pelvic Pain - Whether it's chronic pelvic pain or discomfort during intercourse, pelvic floor therapy can alleviate symptoms and improve overall well-being.
  • Sexual Dysfunction - Women may experience sexual issues related to the pelvic floor muscles from painful intercourse or vaginal muscle spasms.
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Pelvic floor dysfunction can lead to organ prolapse. Therapy aims to stabilize and support pelvic organs, preventing prolapse.
  • Postpartum Care - After childbirth, pelvic floor therapy can address symptoms such as leaking urine, pressure or pain in the vagina. Additionally, it can prevent more serious issues, such as pelvic organ prolapse, as you age.

At Clarke County Hospital, our skilled Pelvic Floor Therapist, Brett Juhl, PT, is dedicated to your overall health and well-being. Whether recovering from childbirth or seeking preventive care, Brett provides women with personalized treatment to help you regain strength and confidence. With her specialized expertise, Brett will tailor therapy to your unique needs, going beyond basic exercises.

A referral from your primary care provider is required. For questions or more information, call our Therapy Services department at (641) 342-5340.

Meet our Pelvic Floor Therapist

Brett Juhl, PT

 "My goal is to provide my patients with a safe space to come and improve their overall health. I want to provide education and tools to help my patients become more independent in managing pain, lifestyle changes and improving quality of life."

Brett Juhl, PT has been a Physical Therapist at Clarke County Hospital for about three years. She received her undergraduate at Baker University and attended Briar Cliff University in Sioux City for her physical therapy education. She recently earned her pelvic floor therapy certification from Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.

Brett is from Nebraska but moved to Des Moines with her fiancé, Alec, after PT school. She enjoys boating, vacationing in Arizona, house-divided football game days and her bernedoodle, Nellie.