CENTER FOR PELVIC HEALTH
Welcome to the Center for Pelvic Health.
Cray Physical Therapy, a provider of outpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation, announced the opening of its newest location in Braintree, Cray Physical Therapy Center for Pelvic Health. The Center for Pelvic Health is located at 1681 Washington St., in the same building as Cray Physical Therapy, just directly across the hall. Dr. Shawn Cray, DPT, CSCS, founded Cray Physical Therapy in 2009 with his first location in Braintree, MA. Soon followed was his second location in Weymouth and his third location in Norwell. Shawn has always aimed to bring the highest quality of care possible to the South Shore. His philosophy centers around consistently putting patients’ needs first and working tirelessly to meet their goals.
The Center for Pelvic Health is staffed with a highly experienced team and compassionate support staff dedicated to the comprehensive treatment of pelvic floor disorders. “We believe that the one-to-one personalized care that we provide each patient allows us to design a unique physical therapy plan specific to our patient’s needs,” says Cyndi Lucas, DPT, Clinical Director of the Center for Pelvic Health. “Our physical therapists understand how to assess and address certain pelvic dysfunctions that might make a patient feel embarrassed or vulnerable. They approach each patient with knowledge and compassion to help everyone feel calm and comfortable.”
What is Pelvic PT?
Pelvic Physical Therapy is a type of physical therapy that aims to address issues related to the pelvic floor muscles in both men and women. Although it is often associated with female anatomy and childbirth, it is not limited to postpartum care. The pelvic floor muscles are essential for daily activities, so they should be given the same attention and care as other muscle groups.
What is the goal of Pelvic PT?
Pelvic physical therapy is a specialized form of therapy that focuses on improving the function of the muscles in the pelvic floor. This therapy aims to enhance these muscles’ coordination, strength, and efficiency, which can help alleviate pain and dysfunction in the pelvic region. Pelvic physical therapy can benefit various conditions, including pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, constipation, and sexual dysfunction. By working with a trained therapist, patients can learn how to properly engage and relax their pelvic floor muscles and perform exercises that target these muscles. With regular therapy sessions and at-home exercises, patients can see improvements in their symptoms and overall quality of life.
Who could benefit from pelvic physical therapy?
Suppose you are experiencing discomfort in your pelvic region. In that case, it is highly recommended to consider physical therapy for your pelvic floor as the primary treatment. Pelvic floor dysfunction can take various forms, including bladder pain, urinary incontinence, dyspareunia (pain during intercourse), endometriosis, hip pain, interstitial cystitis, pelvic pain, pre and postnatal dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse (POP), pre and post-surgical abdominal care. These pelvic conditions could occur due to aging, childbirth, illness, genitourinary infections, gastrointestinal disorders, surgery, or musculoskeletal conditions, such as chronic back or hip pain. It is essential to understand that pelvic floor dysfunction can manifest in different ways and be caused by various factors, so it is always advisable to seek professional help. Learn more about it.
Our Center for Pelvic Health is at 1681 Washington Street, Suite 2, Braintree, MA. We are directly across from Cray Physical Therapy.
PELVIC HEALTH CENTER
1681 Washington St. Suite 1 Braintree, MA 02184
Monday 9 am-6 pm
Tuesday 8 am-3 pm
Wednesday – Closed
Thursday, 9 am-6 pm
Friday 8 am-3 pm
Saturday – Closed
Sunday – Closed
What Should I Expect?
A pelvic examination and evaluation are not unlike any other orthopedic physical therapy evaluation. Your appointment will include a detailed discussion of your symptoms, followed by an examination to assess posture, range of motion, strength, and movement. The difference between a typical orthopedic examination and a pelvic examination is the potential addition of an internal muscle and soft tissue assessment. Assessment and treatment often include both external and internal techniques. However, we always cater to your needs and comfort level. Together, you and your therapist will work to construct a suitable plan, and we will address both the physical and emotional components of your pelvic dysfunction.
Why Choose Us?
Why should you choose us for physical therapy? Our experts, including Cyndi Lucas, DPT, Lexi Brow, DPT, and Alicia Bertoni-Hickey, DPT, have more than 22 years of combined experience in physical therapy. We understand that every patient is unique, so we offer customized and individualized care plans tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual. We have personally benefited from physical therapy and witnessed firsthand its positive impact on our loved ones’ quality of life. Our therapists are sensitive to how specific pelvic dysfunctions can embarrass or make patients feel vulnerable. Still, they approach each patient with compassion and understanding to help them feel at ease. We are committed to providing the highest quality care to help you achieve your goals and improve your overall well-being.
What are our patients saying?
Within ten minutes of my first session, I felt I could breathe. Hearing that my issues could be corrected with physical therapy immediately left me feeling less alone. Cyndi Lucas, too, is a mother; she’s been through this journey and makes you feel like you have a teammate helping you every step. If you’re asking me, pelvic floor therapy with Cyndi should be a part of every woman’s postpartum journey.” ~ Ashlee