Pelvic Health Physical Therapy at Performance in Motion

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"Just your daily reminder: Once you have kids please take care of your pelvic floor." - Brittany Mahomes


From elite athletes like Serena Williams, to celebrities like Brittany Mahomes, so many active women of all ages and athletic abilities are beginning to shed light on an area of health care that has been greatly overlooked and can often be the "missing link" to someone's pain or dysfunction, the Pelvic Floor. It has been a goal of ours at Performance in Motion to create a Pelvic Health Physical Therapy program that not only addresses the vital piece of the Movement System, but does it in a our athlete-centered PT model, that gives Women athletes the time, space, resources, and attention to move, feel, and perform at their very best. Because of this, we are more than excited to announce Performance in Motion's Pelvic Health Physical Therapy program, led by Colleen Lind PT, DPTa licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy that is certified as a Pelvic Health Physical Therapist through the American Physical Therapy Association's Academy of Pelvic Health. Bringing years of expertise in Pelvic Health and related orthopedic conditions and a passion for supporting Women Athletes of all levels and life stages through both Rehabilitation and Wellness, Colleen will be an amazing advocate and content expert for Women Athletes in the Chicagoland area.


What is the Pelvic Floor?

The pelvic floor is the group of muscles attached to your pelvis that runs from the pubic bone to the coccyx bone. It functions to provide support for the pelvic organs including the bladder, rectum, and reproductive organs, providing stability of the core and pelvis, and maintaining urinary and fecal incontinence. While pelvic floor issues may be common, they are not normal, nor inevitable, and can be helped.


How can Pelvic Floor PT help?

Pelvic floor Physical Therapy can help with pelvic floor pressure/heaviness/pain, painful intercourse, urinary urgency/frequency, constipation, urinary or fecal incontinence, reducing the risk or prolapse, increasing control over your labor and delivery, and much more that can be caused by weakened, overactive, uncoordinated, or injured pelvic floor muscles. Following a movement assessment and pelvic floor examination, our Pelvic Health PT, Colleen Lind PT, DPT, will diagnose your pelvic floor dysfunction and provide comprehensive care to help you achieve your individual goals.


Common Conditions we Treat:

  • Hip and Back pain during pregnancy and postpartum
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction during pregnancy
  • Diastasis recti
  • Return to exercise and an active lifestyle following pregnancy
  • Urinary incontinence with fitness activities
  • Pelvic and abdominal surgery rehab
  • Urinary and bowel incontinence
  • Painful intercourse
  • And much more...


Prenatal & Postpartum support

In addition to our Pelvic Health PT program, Colleen is offering a specific program aiming to support expecting and new Mom's. Whether experiencing symptoms or not, working with a certified Pelvic Health PT can play a vital role in a Mom's journey through pregnancy and life after delivery. From reducing aches and pains, preparing the body for labor and delivery, or optimizing postpartum recovery, even a single visit with a Pelvic Health specialist can make a difference. This program offers PT support with pelvic floor muscle coordination training and relaxation, labor and delivery positioning and partner support, pushing mechanics and breathing techniques, considerations for first and second stages of labor, abdominal/hip/gluteal strengthening, hip and lumbar spine mobility exericses, and safe and effective guidelines during and after pregnancy.

For more information...

Our team at Performance in Motion would love to help answer any questions you may have or schedule you for an appointment with Colleen. You can learn more about us at and can reach us directly via email at [email protected] or by phone at our PIM West location at 630-216-9650. We are looking forward to working with you soon.