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Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy, How We Can Help

Updated: Apr 3, 2023



Pelvic floor physical therapy is a specialized area of physical therapy that focuses on the muscles, bones, and connective tissues of the pelvic region. This includes the bladder, bowel, and reproductive organs, as well as the muscles that support them. Pelvic floor physical therapists are trained to treat a wide range of conditions that affect these areas of the body. In this blog, we will discuss some of the most common conditions treated by pelvic floor physical therapists.

  1. Incontinence - Incontinence is a common condition that affects both men and women. It is characterized by the inability to control urine or fecal leakage. Pelvic floor physical therapy can be very effective in treating incontinence by strengthening the pelvic floor muscles and improving bladder and bowel habits.

  2. Pelvic pain - Pelvic pain can have many causes, including muscle tension, nerve damage, and inflammation. Pelvic floor physical therapy can help alleviate pelvic pain by releasing muscle tension and improving the function of the pelvic floor muscles.

  3. Sexual dysfunction - Sexual dysfunction can be caused by a variety of factors, including pelvic pain, muscle tension, and anxiety. Pelvic floor physical therapy can be an effective treatment for sexual dysfunction by improving pelvic floor muscle function and reducing pain.

  4. Prenatal and postpartum care - Pregnancy and childbirth can have a significant impact on the pelvic floor muscles. Pelvic floor physical therapy can help prevent and treat conditions such as incontinence and pelvic pain during pregnancy and after childbirth.

  5. Pelvic organ prolapse - Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the pelvic organs, such as the uterus, bladder, or rectum, descend from their normal positions and push against the vaginal wall. Pelvic floor physical therapy can help treat pelvic organ prolapse by strengthening the pelvic floor muscles and improving pelvic support.

  6. Interstitial cystitis - Interstitial cystitis is a chronic condition that causes bladder pain and discomfort. Pelvic floor physical therapy can be an effective treatment for interstitial cystitis by improving bladder function and reducing muscle tension in the pelvic floor muscles.

  7. Prostatitis - Prostatitis is a condition that causes inflammation of the prostate gland. Pelvic floor physical therapy can help treat prostatitis by reducing muscle tension in the pelvic floor muscles and improving prostate function.

In conclusion, pelvic floor physical therapists are trained to treat a wide range of conditions that affect the pelvic region. If you are experiencing any of the conditions listed above or other pelvic health issues, we encourage you to seek the care of a qualified pelvic floor physical therapist. With the right treatment, you can improve your pelvic health and quality of life.

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