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Pelvic Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

A physical therapist with advanced skill in the evaluation and treatment of pelvic disorders will work to design and implement an individualized therapy program. Our therapists and patients work together toward restoring normal pelvic floor function ultimately helping patients regain their independence and reestablish their quality of life.

Who Can We Help?

People who experience one or more the following medical conditions:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Stress or urge urinary incontinence
  • Levator ani syndrome
  • Dyspareunia
  • Vulvodynia
  • Low back pain
  • Sacro-iliac joint dysfunction
  • Pelvic floor laxity or tension

How can We Help?

Problems may arise from a number of situations including, but not limited to:

  • Muscle spasms
  • Muscle weakness of laxity
  • Soft tissue/scar adhesions
  • Effects of pregnancy
  • Recovery from surgery

The physical therapist will perform a complete musculoskeletal assessment of the trunk and pelvic including the pelvic floor musculature.  Together the therapist and patient will set functional goals and develop a treatment plan.  A home program will be initiated on the first visit.

Complete Range of Services Available

The experienced staff at Johns Hopkins Bayview can help many patients with a wide array of symptoms.  Treatment may include:

  • EMG biofeedback
  • Real time ultrasound
  • Personalized exercise program
  • Soft tissue/scar mobilization
  • Modalities
  • Manual techniques
  • Behavioral techniques
  • Lumbar stabilization exercises
  • Patient education

Privacy and Support

Evaluation and treatment is performed in a private setting with strict attention to the comfort and confidentiality of the patient.

Initiating Treatment

A physician’s examination is necessary to rule out causes of symptoms that are not treatable by a physical therapist. 


Laura Scheufele, PT, DPT
Clinical Specialist

  • Education: BS University of Maryland Baltimore County, DPT Shenandoah University, Certificate of Women’s Health Texas Women’s University
  • Certifications/Advanced Training:  Board Certification in Biofeedback- Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction (BCB-PMD)
  • Special Clinical Interests: Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Women’s Health

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