Looking for a Pelvic Floor Specialist in GR? You’ve found the right place!
You deserve to receive your care from an experienced pelvic floor specialist who can help you get the best results. When an individual has pelvic problems, we understand your apprehension and concerns with finding someone who can help you. Dr. Maureen O’Keefe, DPT is a pelvic floor specialist physical therapist here in GR and treats men and women, helping them achieve their goals and recover from their pelvic condition. In particular, Dr. O’Keefe specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of abdominal and pelvic conditions that involve pain, bladder, bowel and intimacy problems.
What can a Pelvic Floor Specialist do for you?
We empower our patients with safe, effective and natural techniques to help improve and manage all pelvic conditions. This means we evaluate and treat pelvic floor dysfunction, abdominal wall problems, low back pain, SI joint pain, hip pain, pelvic pain, nerve pain, bladder and bowel conditions and painful intimacy. Our pelvic floor specialty care can relieve pain, address boney pelvic alignment issues, recover core muscle coordination, restore bladder and bowel function, get you back to intimacy without pain and increase strength, mobility and function.
Who We Help
We help women and men with any pelvic condition involving bladder, bowel, sexual dysfunction and pelvic pain. Sometimes the people we help have already been to other providers to treat their condition and they are still suffering, so they come to us looking for expertise and another approach. Because we are pelvic specialists, we comprehensively treat your condition with an approach that works to wholistically and naturally get you recovered. We bring over 20 years experience to your condition and we are actively engaged in keeping up with the latest developments in clinical research, so you have the best chance of getting better!
What type of conditions do our pelvic health specialist PTs treat?
- Low back pain, stiffness, spasm, herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis and sciatica
- SI joint pain (both men and women, pregnant and not pregnant)
- Symphysis pubic pain (men and women, pregnant and not pregnant)
- Tailbone pain (coccydynia. Again, men and women throughout the lifespan. It is common after a fall and following labor/delivery)
- Hip Pain, clicking, stiffness, labral tears.
Bladder, Bowel and Sexual concerns:
- Bladder control problems, overactive bladder, urinary frequency & urgency, bladder pain
- Constipation, difficulty with bowel movements, fecal and flatulence incontinence
- Painful intercourse in men and women, we treat all pain related to intimacy. Here’s an article detailing one woman’s experience of painful intimacy and how pelvic health physical therapy helped her. https://www.healthline.com/health/womens-health/pelvic-floor-physical-therapy-what-to-expect#The-emotional-side-effects-are-also-very-real
These pelvic symptoms may stem from a variety of things, such as:
- Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: this is routinely found in just about every patient we treat. We are expert pelvic floor specialists and we provide you with peace of mind. Our evaluation will be very educational to you and will let you know whether you have pelvic floor dysfunction or not. And, what you can do about it, if you have it.
- Pregnancy and postpartum related pelvic changes
- Chronic prostatitis, endometriosis, PCOS, interstitial cystitis
- Posture and lifestyle factors such as excessive sitting, exercise overload, high stress, poor sleep quality.
- Surgery (C-section, hysterectomy, bladder suspension, pelvic reconstructive surgery, hernia surgery, hip labral repair surgery or other abdominal or pelvic surgeries)
- Trauma (physical trauma and emotional trauma can influence pelvic floor dysfunction and pelvic conditions)
- Diastasis recti Abdominus (also known as abdominal separation): we are experts at evaluating men and women for this condition and helping you heal this, if you have it.
If you are experiencing any pelvic condition, live in the West Michigan or GR area and wonder if seeing a pelvic floor specialist might help you, please call us today at 616-516-4334 for more information. We are happy to answer your questions and determine if you are a good fit for our pelvic floor specialty care. Stop the angst of not knowing what is going on and call us today to find out if we might be able to help you.
Dr. Maureen O’Keefe, DPT
Specializing in pelvic health since 1999