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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Pelvic floor dysfunction is a common yet often overlooked condition that affects both men and women. It occurs when the muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues that make up the pelvic floor become weak, uncoordinated, or overly tight. This dysfunction can lead to a variety of symptoms, such as urinary or fecal incontinence, pelvic pain, constipation, sexual dysfunction, and pelvic organ prolapse. Contributing factors to pelvic floor dysfunction include pregnancy, childbirth, aging, surgery, obesity, and chronic straining during bowel movements. Early intervention and specialized pelvic floor physical therapy can be crucial in managing and treating this condition, helping individuals regain strength, control, and overall quality of life.

Treatments We Provide

How Physical Therapy Can Help

Physical therapy plays a vital role in addressing and treating pelvic floor dysfunction by focusing on the underlying causes of the condition and working to restore the strength, coordination, and function of the pelvic floor muscles. Here's a closer look at how physical therapy can make a difference:

  1. Comprehensive Assessment: A thorough evaluation by a physical therapist specializing in pelvic floor disorders helps identify the specific issues contributing to the dysfunction. This may include assessing muscle strength, coordination, flexibility, and trigger points, as well as evaluating posture and movement patterns.

  2. Personalized Treatment Plan: Based on the assessment findings, the physical therapist develops a tailored treatment plan that targets the individual's unique needs and goals. This plan may incorporate a combination of techniques such as manual therapy, biofeedback, targeted exercises, functional retraining, and relaxation strategies.

  3. Patient Education: Education is a critical component of physical therapy for pelvic floor dysfunction. The physical therapist teaches clients about their condition, proper body mechanics, and self-care strategies that can prevent further issues and promote long-term pelvic health.

  4. Holistic Approach: Physical therapy takes a holistic approach to treating pelvic floor dysfunction by addressing not only the physical aspects of the condition but also its emotional and psychological impact. This comprehensive approach can help clients build confidence, reduce anxiety, and improve their overall quality of life.

  5. Progress Monitoring: Throughout the treatment process, physical therapists closely monitor clients' progress and adjust their treatment plan as needed to ensure optimal results. They also provide ongoing support and guidance, helping clients stay motivated and committed to their recovery.

  6. Long-term Prevention: One of the key goals of physical therapy for pelvic floor dysfunction is to equip clients with the knowledge and tools necessary to maintain their progress and prevent future issues. This may involve teaching clients how to incorporate healthy habits, such as regular exercise and proper body mechanics, into their daily lives.


By addressing the root causes of pelvic floor dysfunction and providing clients with personalized, evidence-based treatment, physical therapy can significantly improve the quality of life for those affected by this condition. Through a combination of skilled interventions, education, and ongoing support, clients can regain control, confidence, and comfort in their bodies.


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2455 Missouri Ave # B, Las Cruces, NM 88001

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