Pelvic Health

Your Pathway to Confidence and Comfort

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You may benefit from a pelvic health evaluation if you have any of the following conditions: pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, prolapse, or sexual pain/dysfunction

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Are you a new mom? Pelvic Floor PT may be for you! We focus on rebuilding pelvic floor and core strength as well as pressure management in the abdomen to prevent incontinence and prolapse

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Pelvic Floor PT is shown to be an effective treatment for decreasing both stress and urge incontinence, as well as reducing prolapse

Bethany LoCicero

Physical Therapist

Bethany has been a physical therapist for over 7 years and recently completed her initial training in pelvic health physical therapy through Herman and Wallace Institute. She uses high level assessment techniques to determine a personalized plan of care of each patient. Additionally, she strives to incorporate education into every session in order to give her patients the tools to succeed outside of PT. You may benefit from a pelvic health evaluation if you have any of the following conditions: pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, sexual pain or dysfunction, or if you are pregnant or postpartum. At this time, Bethany is only able to treat patients with female anatomy, but will be completing additional training in the future to expand this service to all patients.

Frequently Asked Questions

Embarking on your pelvic health journey begins with a comprehensive pelvic floor physical therapy evaluation. At Clarity, we prioritize a personalized approach to address your unique needs. During this evaluation, your therapist will initiate the process with a thoughtful interview, delving into your reasons for seeking treatment, concerns, and personal wellness goals.

What Is Included In A Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Evaluation?

During a pelvic floor evaluation, your therapist will begin with a brief interview to discuss what brings you in for treatment, any concerns or questions, and your goals. They will then perform an orthopedic assessment of the low back, hips, and core. With your consent, they will also perform an intravaginal pelvic floor assessment to determine pelvic floor strength, muscle coordination, and any areas of increased muscle tension. Based on this information, they will come up with a customized plan of care to decrease your symptoms and get you back to feeling like your best self.

Isn’t Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Just Doing Kegels?

NO. Although strengthening the pelvic floor is often part of pelvic health treatment, frequently patients are performing Kegels incorrectly, which can lead to exacerbation of symptoms rather than improvement. Additionally, there is often a component of overactive muscles in the pelvic floor and strengthening them without first releasing and lengthening the muscles is proven to be ineffective.

What If I Have Additional Questions?

Please give us a call at 708-505-3900 or email us at claritywellnessdesk@gmail.com! We are happy to answer any questions that you may have.

Our Happy Patients

Paul Miller
Paul Miller
November 25, 2023.
Love the atmosphere at Clarity of Western Springs. Entire staff seems dedicated to helping all patients recover. Can't say too much good about my time there. Hope to stay away, but would go back if circumstances dictate a return visit.
CMWren87
CMWren87
September 28, 2023.
You won’t find a more dedicated, knowledgeable, and professional team in the area. Clarity is high in the running for best Physical Therapy practice in the entire Chicagoland area. Thank goodness they’ve expanded!
Charlie Brizz
Charlie Brizz
September 7, 2023.
After my hip surgery, I was facing an expected six months of recovery, but the incredible team here had me back on my feet in half the time. From the moment I walked in, Jay and Katie's laughter immediately put me at ease. The entire staff exudes a sense of family and joy that turns what could be a grueling recovery into an uplifting journey. They don't just treat your body; they uplift your spirit, making the whole recovery process not just bearable but enjoyable. I wholeheartedly recommend Clarity to anyone in need of physical therapy; they're not just good, they're the best, hands down.
Annie Gray
Annie Gray
August 25, 2023.
Cannot more highly recommend Clarity PT. I suffered with low back and glute pain for 2.5 years following pregnancy. Tried everything to no avail. Started seeing Ellen and within a few session of PT and dry needling, my pain was gone. Her knowledge, genuine care, and attention to patients is incredible. My experience with her has honestly been life changing. The clinic in Clarendon Hills is brand new, always so clean, and the entire staff is so friendly. Definitely check them out!
patrick thesien
patrick thesien
August 4, 2023.
Tremendous facility that is laser focused on developing an individual plan to maximize recovery.
Coleen Muldoon
Coleen Muldoon
July 20, 2023.
I had a great experience at Clarity. Staff were very knowledgeable, professional and friendly. I had Don for most of my visits and he was excellent. He really pushed me and always had great advice on what I needed to do to improve. I would highly recommend Clarity and have referred many of my friends and family.
Brian Dunne
Brian Dunne
June 21, 2023.
Great place for rehab!
John Fanone
John Fanone
June 2, 2023.
Very professional and great people who make you feel welcome.
Michelle Robbins
Michelle Robbins
April 28, 2023.
The entire staff is wonderful and Bethany is an amazing therapist. Very educational and even developed exercises specific to my occupational needs.

Questions? We are happy to any questions you may have! Schedule a free screening so we can discuss your problem areas and determine if physical therapy is the right course of action for you.