St. Mary’s Health & Clearwater Valley Health offers Pelvic Physical Therapy through our Certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner, Dr. Karla Gowan, PT, DPT, PCC, PRPC

Pelvic Physical Therapy Treatment can help:

  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Coccyx/Tailbone Pain
  • Constipation
  • Diastasis Recti
  • Dyspareunia (pain with intercourse)
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Pelvic Pain/Vaginismus
  • Pregnancy Related Pain
  • Postpartum Pain and Issues
  • Post C-Section/Surgical Pain
  • Pudendal Neuralgia
  • Sciatica
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Low Back & Hip Pain
  • Post Cancer Conditions


Dr. Gowan also works with women recovering from breast & pelvic cancers, as well as lactation difficulties.

Dr. Karla Gowan specializes in Pelvic Health conditions such as:

Bowel & Bladder Dysfunction

Pelvic Floor therapy is used to treat mild to moderate instances of Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Incontinence and Constipation.


Pelvic Pain

One-third of all gynecological visits are due to pelvic pain. Dr. Gowan is experienced at treating and alleviating pelvic pain.


Low Back & Hip Pain

Often, low back, hip, and pelvic pain are experienced together and can be treated with the right regimen of targeted treatment.


Pregnancy & Postpartum

Pelvic pain and dysfunction during and after pregnancy may be common; however, you don’t have to suffer. Dr. Gowan can help before, during, and after pregnancy to ensure your delivery and recovery be as positive an experience as possible.


Improving posture and mobility with physical therapy designed to specifically address these issues can decrease arthritis pain and its progression. It can also promote safe activities for osteoporosis.


Core Weakness
Weakness of the trunk and pelvic muscles may contribute to core weakness and increase back pain, incontinence, and risk of falling.


Abdominal Scarring
Scars from abdominal surgeries and injuries may contribute to back pain, bowel and bladder issues. Improvement is possible using our specialized techniques.


Talk to your Doctor to see if Pelvic Health Therapy is right for you!
It’s important to mention any of these issues to your Primary Care Provider. Together, you can discuss treatment options including physical therapy.

Pelvic Rehabilitation requires a provider’s referral to begin treatment. If you have any             questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at: 

Our Providers

Karla Gowan
Karla GowanPT, DPT, PCC, PRPC

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