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Pelvic Health Services

Pelvic Health Services

Do you leak urine with exercise, coughing, sneezing or laughing? Do you have trouble getting to the bathroom in time or feel like you have to go too frequently? Have you tried Kegels without improvement in symptoms? Do you have pain with pregnancy or after abdominal surgery? Do you have pain with pelvic exams, intercourse or with use of personal hygiene products? You’re not alone. Incontinence is common, but common doesn’t mean normal. 


Pelvic Health related issues are more common than you know.

  • 35% of women who have recently given birth suffer from symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse.
  • According to the National Association for Continence, over 25 million adult Americans experience incontinence.
  • A study published in 2021 found that 49% of female adolescent athletes have experienced urinary incontinence.

Conditions we treat

  • Bladder dysfunction: urinary incontinence, urgency and frequency
  • Bowel dysfunction: fecal incontinence, constipation and painful bowel movements
  • Female pelvic organ prolapse
  • Pregnancy and postpartum related pain and weakness
  • Pelvic pain, abdominal pain and many others!

There is hope!

We want you to be in control of your bladder. Our pelvic health services can help decrease or eliminate dependency on pads, reduce pain during and after pregnancy, reduce and manage symptoms of prolapse, and relieve pelvic pressure and pain. You don’t have to live this way. We’ll help you get back to normal activities and doing the things you love!

Treatment Techniques

  • Manual therapy including soft-tissue techniques
  • Exercise prescription – strength, coordination and activity progression
  • Biofeedback
  • Bladder/bowel retraining
  • Extensive education

Pelvic Health Specialists

While all of our movement experts are trained in treatment techniques for pelvic health conditions, some of our team members have undergone additional training for pelvic health related issues. Those providers are:

Kaity Hall, PT, DPT
carol kelderman Carol Kelderman, PT, DPT
Aimee Keller Aimee Keller, PT, DPT


During your initial evaluation we will discuss your medical history, concerns you have and goals for treatment.

We will assess how your body moves during typical daily movements such as walking, sitting, standing, squatting, etc., as well as any joint or muscle restrictions that may be contributing to your symptoms.

Then we will provide education about your area of concern and discuss what your plan of care would look like.

An internal evaluation is not always indicated for each client, but can often be beneficial in allowing your pelvic health specialist to better understand how your pelvic floor is functioning and how it is contributing to your symptoms to allow for a more personalized plan of care. However, your comfort is our primary concern, which means an internal evaluation can always be deferred if you so choose. Your pelvic health physical therapist will be happy to describe what this would like so you may fully understand prior to providing consent.

Appointments will typically last 40 minutes.

Where you are at in your menstrual cycle will not affect how we provide treatment. You and your pelvic health PT can always discuss alternate treatment options if you are not comfortable with certain treatment techniques while menstruating.

Your pelvic health PT will likely prescribe exercises for you to be performing at home to aid in achieving your goals. These will be reviewed and progressed as appropriate during your sessions. Your sessions will also consist of other treatment techniques such as manual therapy, biofeedback, and education in diet, hydration and bowel/bladder habits to further allow you to reach your goals.

Client Testimonial

“I was having a lot of pain and trouble with walking & doing everyday tasks while pregnant. Kinetic Edge has helped so much. My abdomen has strengthened, and my movement has improved through this pregnancy. It’s helped me from being too tight – which makes my movement more painful & restricted. I’ve been able to remain fairly flexible. Without this, I wouldn’t be able to fully keep up on my daily tasks, keep up with my 2 kids, and maintain an active lifestyle. 5 stars!” – A.M.

Contact Us Today to Make an Appointment

If you live in the greater Des Moines, IA area and have questions about pelvic health services or would like to learn more about how physical therapy help you regain your health, happiness, and hope through movement, call 866-588-0230 or request an appointment.

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