Cherry Street

Located on the east side of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, our Cherry St location provides convenience and ease for those living in the area. Our office is located at 245 Cherry St. SE, Suite 102, right across from the Mercy Health St. Mary’s Hospital complex. To schedule your appointment or send over patient information, you can call us at (616) 327-3508 or send us a fax at (866) 563-0637.

Address:

245 Cherry St SE, Suite 102, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 327-3508  | FAX: (866) 563-0637

Hours of operation:

Monday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

We’re focused on helping you rehabilitate your pelvic floor

Pelvic floor rehabilitation is a relatively new area of physical therapy that many people may not be familiar with. A trained physical therapist can use pelvic therapy to help you reduce or completely eliminate the pain and symptoms associated with several types of conditions. Chronic pelvic pain, urinary incontinence and pain after abdominal surgery are just a few of the problems that can be treated with this type of therapy. Contact us today to learn how we can help you relieve pain and improve physical functioning through the use of pelvic floor rehab.

What is pelvic floor rehabilitation?

Pelvic rehabilitation is a type of therapy for strengthening the pelvic floor muscles, ligaments and tendons. Muscles in the pelvic area sometimes become tight or weak, leading to a variety of painful or debilitating ailments that can affect your daily life. A physical therapist will provide a musculoskeletal examination to determine what specific type of treatment you’ll need. The therapist will also likely want to get as much of your medical history as possible.

Pelvic floor rehab would include a combination of manual therapy as well as technological therapies such as biofeedback and electrical stimulation. Specific treatments would involve several types of exercises and relaxation techniques. You may also be given a home program that includes a list of therapeutic exercises you’ll need to follow. There are other types of physical therapy services the therapist may provide besides treating injury and pain. A trained physical therapist who specializes in pelvic rehabilitation may also provide proactive and preventive treatment such as preparing a woman for childbirth. This may make the delivery easier as well as possibly prevent a C-section.

What techniques are used?

There are several specific techniques a therapist may use during a pelvic therapy session. The type of exercises and methods your physical therapist uses will depend on the treatment plan created to address your particular condition.

  • Postural exercises — These types of exercises specifically improve posture and muscles affecting posture. Large therapy balls or medicine balls may be incorporated into your exercise routine.
  • Myofascial exercises — Myofascial pain can result from trigger points located all over the body. Myofascial exercises will target the pelvic floor muscles and the connecting fascia. Stretches, hands-on manipulation and bouts of light exercise may all be part of the treatment prescribed by your physical therapist.
  • Diaphragmatic breathing — Deep breathing exercises can help relax muscles in the pelvic area. Deep breaths allow your diaphragm to slowly contract and expand. This, in turn, causes muscles in the pelvic floor to drop and lengthen.
  • Relaxation techniques — There are several techniques your therapist can use to help you relax. A few include guided imagery and biofeedback. Once you’re relaxed, it will make it easier for your therapist to work and stretch your muscles.

 

We can also help people with techniques like urinary condition symptoms treatment, bladder retraining and oncology rehab. 

 

Staff at this location:

Our dedicated team at Advent Cherry St is composed of experienced physical therapy professionals in the Grand Rapids community. Each of the physical therapists at our location is passionate about helping patients rehabilitate and recover from the physical barriers they may be facing. Advent Pelvic Floor Therapy consists of leading experts in the physical therapy field, and we are proud to say that each of our therapists works hard to get to the root of their patients’ problems, provide relief and prevent further issues from occurring in the future.

 

Individualized treatment plans

At Advent Cherry St, you’ll be provided with an individualized treatment plan, designed and implemented by a compassionate and caring physical therapist who will be with you every step of the way. If you are looking for a safe, effective and conservative form of pain relief, physical therapy is for you. It has been known to treat a number of painful conditions, and in many cases, it has even eliminated the need for pain-relieving drug use and surgical correction. Our mission is to help you succeed, not only in reaching your optimum physical potential but also in improving your overall quality of life. 

 

Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our team members, and get started on your path toward a happier and healthier tomorrow.