Endometriosis Physical Therapy Treatment in Grand Rapids

Endometriosis Physical Therapy Treatment in Grand Rapids High Tone Pelvic Floor treatment

If you have endometriosis and want to reduce your pain naturally, we are here to help you. We offer expert, compassionate and proven endometriosis physical therapy treatment right here in Grand Rapids.

Endometriosis is Painful! And our physical therapy can help reduce your pain!

We understand that you are in pain. What may have started years ago as a few days of month being in pain, now may be a daily pain problem. It is likely you have been to numerous physicians. You may have had multiple gold-standard excision surgeries. You have been on birth control pills and now Orlissa. We know the path you have been down. But, did you know that missing from this path is one of the most important and effective treatments for endometriosis pain? This treatment is proper, expert pelvic health physical therapy. Our endometriosis physical therapy treatment here in Grand Rapids designed to alleviate your muscle guarding, improve your posture, resolve your pelvic floor dysfunction and to optimize your bladder, bowel and intimacy. Our doctors of PT have many years’ experience treating endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain, therefore, we have techniques and knowledge not commonly found. If you are interested to learn more about our physical therapy, contact us at 616-516-4334 or fill out this submission and we will be in touch.

Endometriosis causes musculoskeletal pain and we provide expert physical therapy treatment to get this to calm down.

We know that endometriosis makes you question your abilities! We are here to help you with our endometriosis physical therapy treatment!

In addition to endometrial lesions, you also experience a lot of muscle spasms and cramping. Your lower abdomen cramps, your back aches, your hips feel tight, sex hurts and feels tight, it can be hard to pee, you might constantly feel like you need to pee. On top of this, you might have migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, depression and anxiety. You are an achiever and had high hopes for your career and life ahead. But now you are wondering if you will even be able to hold down a job. We haven’t met you yet, but we already know a lot about you and when we meet in person you will feel the caring and compassionate expertise that we can offer you. For over 20 years we have treated women just like you and we have helped them get pain levels down, for some women we’ve helped them get to no pain at all! If you would like to get started with endometriosis physical therapy treatment, reach out to us here to learn more.

Our Endometriosis Physical Therapy Treatment is Customized to you

Our doctors of physical therapy have post-doctoral training and many years’ experience specifically helping women overcome the pain and disability that endometriosis can cause. Dr. Maureen practiced for more than 20 years in Chicago, working with top medical groups that serviced women and men in chronic pain, including top endometriosis providers. We are proud to provide endometriosis physical therapy treatment in Grand Rapids that is effective, comprehensive, detailed and holistic. To learn more, contact us here.

Your Endometriosis Physical Therapy Begins with an Evaluation

When we work with anyone who has endometriosis, you can expect a detailed evaluation. This begins with discussing your history, symptoms and goals. We are interested to know all of the treatments you have had and medications you are taking. We provide trauma informed care, so you can expect to feel safe, welcomed and heard. We meet in a private, comfortable treatment room and your appointment is upto 55 minutes in length and always with the same doctor of physical therapy. We will review your bladder, bowel and intimacy related symptoms and concerns. We like to understand your lifestyle, interests and goals. Our endometriosis treatment is always a partnership between you and us; together we find a therapeutic and meaningful path forward for you. We begin treatment for endometriosis at this first appointment, so you should expect to feel well cared for from day one.

During the evaluation we will complete a musculoskeletal examination

Because of chronic pelvic pain, our patients who have endometriosis typically have significant orthopedic and musculoskeletal considerations, such as adaptive postural changes due to chronic abdominal pain. Our evaluation may include examination of your hips, low back, thoracic spine, neck, posture, abdomen, legs and pelvic floor muscles. We assess and treat all of your muscles, nerves, scars, joints and fascia. It is common with endometriosis that you may experience difficulty with your bladder or bowels. Because of this, we offer a complete assessment of all of the myofascial tissues, joints and nerves that influence bladder and bowel function. This includes areas of your entire spine, hips, abdomen, legs and pelvis. Our endometriosis treatment is therapeutic, compassionate and effective; if you would like to learn more, contact us here.

Your endometriosis physical therapy will treat your trigger points, muscle guarding, fascia restrictions, pinched nerves and overactive abdominal muscles and pelvic floor dysfunction.

With endometriosis there is so much guarding and postural adaptations in the entire body. This is why our treatment for endometriosis is holistic. One of the most important things we want to accomplish is to reduce muscular trigger points and fascial restrictions while enhancing blood flow to tissues. We offer myofascial release, heart rate variability coherence biofeedback training, neural balancing, trigger point release, dry needling, neuromuscular re-education, scar tissue release and more. We’ve written another blog on pelvic pain, if you are interested in reading it, click here.

All of our patients who have endometriosis receive a comprehensive and detailed list of self-care and home exercises.

This list is customized to your body and preferences. We work with you to develop a flare busting to-do list. We also teach you how to calm your nervous system and ease your response to pain. We will give you specific exercises that may be a combination of stretching, strengthening, breathing exercises, postural correction or other easing exercises. Our goal is to get you active and functioning again. Our clinic space has a beautiful area for exercise based treatments, as well. If you are frustrated and not clear on what you should and should not be doing at home to help yourself feel better, give us a call to learn more about how we customize a holistic program. By “holistic” we mean that, together with your input, we will come up with specific mind, body and spirit related interventions that you can be doing at home. These include everything from exercise to nutrition to relaxation to social engagement and anything else we determine you may need. To learn more about our endometriosis treatment program in Grand Rapids or our telehealth PT, contact us here.

If you are serious about improving your quality of life, pelvic PT can be your best friend!

We have worked with countless women over the years who have told us that the PT they’ve received with us has given them their lives back. These women have been all ages, ranging from late teens to past menopause. Endometriosis, unfortunately, can continue to bother you even in menopause. Most of the people we work with tell us that they wished they had been referred to PT sooner. As a pelvic PT who specializes in providing holistic care for people with chronic pelvic pain, I can tell you that the lack of support to women experiencing endometriosis is ridiculous. If you’ve been diagnosed with endo you should automatically be sent to a pelvic PT; we know how to help you move, reduce muscle guarding, resolve pelvic floor dysfunction and more. Yes, excision surgery is the gold standard surgical care. And, pelvic PT is the gold standard rehabilitation care for endometriosis. You deserve support and to feel better. If you are interested to learn more about our endometriosis physical therapy treatment in Grand Rapids or via telehealth, contact us here.

Our patients tell us that this endometriosis physical therapy gave them their life back!

Here is a testimonial from one patient who lives in another state and flew to see us for an intensive 6 hours of treatment in one week:

My week with Maureen was the most encouraging, beneficial and life-changing time I’ve spent since my PFD began. Along with being kind and understanding, she is also incredibly knowledgeable, and has a sixth sense when it comes to understanding the human body. Unlike the other physical therapists who’ve treated my PFD, Maureen uses her training and intuition to treat PFD with a whole body approach.

I returned home feeling the direct positive benefits of Maureen’s physical therapy; with a better understanding of PFD and my body; and most importantly, a belief that I don’t have to just manage my pain: I can recover. In order to do so, I also returned with a significant list of brand new tasks and tools that I have slowly but successfully incorporated into my life. Maureen’s confidence that my body and soul will continue to feel better has given me newfound strength and patience to practice my new regimen as I heal.

-Woman with endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain

If you are interested in learning more about how endometriosis physical therapy treatment can help you, contact us today. We offer a free discovery call over the phone to answer your questions and determine if you are a good fit for our endometriosis recovery program. We know you have been through a lot and we pledge to offer you our best methods to get you functioning again.


Dr. Maureen O’Keefe, DPT specializing in pelvic health, pelvic floor dysfunction, chronic pelvic pain, endometriosis care, bladder, bowel and sexual health conditions.