Pelvic Health & Rehab Clinic of Monterey
Kristina Montellese, DC, CPT - Pelvic Floor Therapist
1 in 5 women, and 1 in 7 men suffer from pelvic pain. Do you? If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it may be time to see Monterey's Pelvic Pain & Rehab Specialist, Dr. Kristina Montellese.
We are here for you. We can help. You don't have to live with pain. We can help you live your LIFE!
Do You Have...
- Pelvic Pain or Groin Pain
- Painful Sex
- Diagnosed with Pelvic Floor Disorder
- Urinary Symptoms - Frequency / Urgency
- Bladder Pain / Interstitial Cystitis
- Vulvodynia, Vaginismus
- Lumbar or Sacral Pain that will not go away
- Prolapse or Uncomfortable Pelvic Pressure
- Constipation / Painful Bowel Movements
This is NOT just a Kegel exercise therapy! You may be prescribed to NOT do Kegels.
Pelvic Floor Therapy is a very patient specific treatment. The following are treatment options that can be done with Dr. Kristina. To best determine what your therapy needs are for in-office and home therapy, please call and schedule an appointment. No referrals are needed, yet any information or tests from your primary care MD, OBGYN, or Urologist are very helpful to help determine the best individualized care for you!
If you have specific questions, please feel free to email PelvicHealthClinic@gmail.com to help answer your questions regarding this type of therapy.
No referral needed. We do bill insurances.
Therapy may include:
Muscle Re-education / Biofeedback
- Surface electromyography / EMG Biofeedback
- Therapeutic Ultrasound therapy
- Electrical Muscle Stimulation - internal or external therapies available
Manual therapy techniques
- external or internal pelvic muscle therapy
- trigger point release
- gentle joint mobilization
- Pelvic Floor Muscle strengthening
- Pelvic Stabilization
- Spinal and Core Stabilization
*Pre-natal and Post-partum therapies can include the above treatments with specific modifications to the treatments.
Pediatric elimination dysfunction
- Pelvic muscle re-education
- Nocturnal enuresis therapy
- Incontinence therapy
At home therapy is given to every patient to have continued, consistent care to further your rehab and recovery needs.
Pelvic Rehab can treat the following, but not limited to:
- Diastsis Recti
- Urinary / Fecal Incontinence
- Pelvic, Hip, Thigh Pain
- Scar Tissue pain
- Lumbar / SI dysfunction
- Proctalgia fugax / anal spasm
- Interstitial cystitis
Frequently Asked Questions:
What age is this therapy for?
Any age can have pelvic floor dysfunction, from a variety of causes. Depending on the patients symptoms, age and sex, their treatment will be modified to best and comfortably treat their symptoms.
Do I have to have Internal therapy?
No. If internal therapy is recommended, it is the most accurate evaluation and treatment, yet Dr. Kristina will be happy to modify your treatment so that you feel the most comfortable, yet get the results you came for. Prenatal treatments and Pediatric treatments are always external.
Do I have to get a referral from my primary care physician?
No referral is needed. Dr. Kristina encourages her patients to bring as much information with you to your appointment, and can easily obtain the needed information from your Doctor (with the patient's consent). Dr. Kristina can also order prescribe imaging or tests to be done if needed.
Items to bring if you have them: Reports from your other Doctors, MRI / Xray reports and CD, test results, chart notes from other Doctors or Therapists, etc.