Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Our team at Upstate Spine & Sport works together to progress you through our unique integrated programs to offer a streamlined physical therapy service that’s designed just for you.

Do you leak when you cough or sneeze? Maybe you are having trouble with regular bowel movements. Struggling during pregnancy or postpartum? These issues and others are signs to seek out pelvic floor physical therapy.

Discomfort within the pelvic region during sex, as well as difficulty with urination or bowel movements, are often related to pelvic floor dysfunction. Our goal is to diagnose the root cause of the issue, which isn’t necessarily always the pelvis. This means a full body assessment, keeping it simple, and finding the root cause of your issue.

If you are looking for relief, our team at Upstate Spine & Sport can assist you. We are leaders in pelvic floor physical therapy in Greenville, SC. Our dynamic approach is all about problem-solving and guiding you with a clear plan. We communicate as a team and often co-manage patients with chiropractic care, acupuncture, and massage therapy to expedite results. 

It is time to try pelvic physical therapy in Greenville, SC, if you are experiencing any of the following issues:

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Reasons for Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Pregnancy and Postpartum:

During and after pregnancy, women experience immense physical changes. It is important to either take preventative action or seek out treatment when needed after pregnancy to ensure your body makes a full recovery. We recommend contacting us if you are unsure of how to recover from childbirth, are experiencing pain during pregnancy or intercourse, or have had a diastasis recti diagnosis.

Bladder and Bowel:

If you are experiencing problems with urination or bowel movements, pelvic floor physical therapy can be vital in helping you return to normal function. Common issues include urinary leakage, urgency, frequent urination, hemorrhoids, difficulty with bowel movements, pelvic pressure, & prolapse diagnosis.

Prolapse:

It isn’t unusual for the position of organs to drop, contributing to urinary leakage, difficulty voiding, or pelvic pressure. We understand that sounds scary, but it is extremely common for women after vaginal birth. It is important to see a pelvic health therapist for this to determine the best treatment plan for helping your body regain the support it needs.

Sexual Pain and Discomfort:

Experiencing pain during sexual intercourse is not normal, but it is more common than most people think. If you are having chronic pain during sex, tailbone or lower back pain, or vaginal pressure, pelvic floor physical therapy can help.

Pelvic Health For Men:

Men are also prone to chronic pelvic pain. Diagnoses such as chronic prostatitis or tailbone pain are often due to pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, and treatments for prostate cancer will often cause urinary leakage. If you are experiencing these or other symptoms such as pain or frequent urination, a pelvic floor therapist will work with you and help you get back to a symptom-free life.

Pelvic Pain:

Chronic pain is an epidemic and unfortunately, poorly understood. Pelvic pain can be particularly complex as it can involve so many different systems – your bladder, bowels, reproductive symptoms, even your abdominals, back, and hips! We guide you on how to reduce and manage your pain, increase your activity, and take back control of your life.

Our Mission

We are committed, passionate, and skilled professionals who work with humility. We want to meet you where you’re at. Our goal is to become partners with you in your care and to guide you in your healing process.

Brooke Rousseau | Physical Therapist Pelvic Health Greenville SC | Upstate Spine & Sport

Brooke Rousseau

Brooke Rousseau | Physical Therapist Pelvic Health Greenville SC | Upstate Spine & Sport

Certifications & Training

  • Bachelors of Science: Wake Forest University
  • Masters of Physical Therapy:
  • OCS – Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
  • PCES – Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • Pelvic Floor Level 1 – Herman and Wallace
  • Pelvic Floor Level 2A – Herman and Wallace
  • Pelvic Floor Level 2B – Herman and Wallace
  • Pelvic Floor Capstone – Herman and Wallace
  • The Ultimate Bowel Course: GI and Pelvic Floor
  • Interstitial Cystitis – Holistic Evaluation and Treatment
  • Pelvic Health Clinical Pearls with focus on Transgender Patients

Brooke Rousseau, PT, OCS

Brooke is a physical therapist focused on pelvic health, quickly problem-solving, and guiding her patients to sustainable results. She has over 18 years of clinical experience and has become a leader in pelvic floor physical therapy in Greenville SC. She treats all diagnoses related to pelvic health and believes in taking a holistic approach, always trying to understand the underlying ‘why’.

Brooke focuses on pelvic health physical therapy but has a diverse clinical background. She started her practice as a general orthopedic physical therapist. Her comprehensive understanding of the musculoskeletal system has influenced her unique approach to patient care as she rarely only treats the pelvis. Brooke’s goal is to look at the whole person to determine possible contributing factors to help every patient meet their goals.

Brooke ran track at Wake Forest University and fell in love with movement, physical therapy, and musculoskeletal medicine. She has a special interest in helping postpartum women return to running and reach their fitness goals. Her expertise includes treating both men and women with issues such as pelvic pain, bowel and bladder problems, pain with intimacy, as well maintaining health through pregnancy and postpartum.

In her free time, Brooke enjoys spending time with her husband Jim, and their son, Sean. She also enjoys running, exploring new hiking trails, and reading. Brooke is excited to continue to serve the Greenville community.

Certifications & Training

  • Bachelors of Science: Wake Forest University
  • Masters of Physical Therapy:
  • OCS – Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
  • PCES – Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • Pelvic Floor Level 1 – Herman and Wallace
  • Pelvic Floor Level 2A – Herman and Wallace
  • Pelvic Floor Level 2B – Herman and Wallace
  • Pelvic Floor Capstone – Herman and Wallace
  • The Ultimate Bowel Course: GI and Pelvic Floor
  • Interstitial Cystitis – Holistic Evaluation and Treatment
  • Pelvic Health Clinical Pearls with focus on Transgender Patients

Brooke changed my life! I thought I might never be able to have sex again, but your work made it comfortable and fun again. I can’t thank you enough! You gave me my life back. – KL

I cannot recommend Brooke highly enough! As a new mom, I had a lot going on! It was a relief to practice exercises with Brooke for my diastasis recti to ensure I was doing them correctly. Pelvic floor therapy is amazing, I wasn’t even close to engaging my deep core correctly. I’m now back running and loving life. – EJ

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy | Upstate Spine & Sport

At Upstate Spine & Sport, our pelvic floor physical therapist takes an analytical approach to get you back to what you love. We treat pelvic floor issues in three phases:

  • First, we diagnose the root cause of the issue. Sometimes, the pelvis itself is not the culprit.
  • After a full body assessment, we develop a treatment plan based on our clinical findings unique to your body
  • Finally, we work with you to complete your plan and ensure the best possible sustainable outcome.

Our Greenville physical therapy office dedicates time and care to your healing process. We diagnose the cause of your pelvic floor issue when you come to your first appointment and get you on track.

If you think that pelvic floor physical therapy can help you, contact Upstate Spine & Sport. Our team works collaboratively to ensure that you are on the best possible rehab journey. Our unique programs offer streamlined therapy that’s designed just for you.

We believe in a personalized pelvic floor therapy based approach to get your body working optimally for you. We include targeted strengthening and stretching work, breathing mechanics, electrical stimulation, biofeedback, dry needling, and acupuncture in Greenville, SC. We are committed, passionate, and skilled professionals who strive to guide you in your healing process.

If you are ready to conquer your symptoms, contact us today at (864) 635-4063. We serve clients in Greenville, Greer, Simpsonville, and the surrounding South Carolina communities.

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