Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
What is Pelvic Floor?
The skeletal system (aka: bones) gives our bodies structure. The biggest of these bones, actually a combination of six bones, is the pelvis. Everybody has a pelvis. The muscular system made p of different kinds of muscle, helps our bodies move, both voluntary and involuntarily. Bones and muscles are connected by ligaments and tendons. The pelvic floor is a network of muscles are connected by ligaments and tendons. The pelvic floor is a network of muscles, ligaments, and tissues that act like a hammock to support various organs found in and supported and protected by the pelvis.
What is Pelvic Floor Dysfunction?
Contrary to popular belief, anyone (male or female) can experience pelvic floor dysfunction. Everyone can experience pelvic floor dysfunction. Everyone has a pelvis, and everyone has a pelvic floor that supports their internal organs. Therefore, if you have a pelvic floor, you can have pelvic floor dysfunction.
Surprised? Most people assume pelvic floor dysfunction only affects women and/or that it usually means incontinence or involves a prolapsed bladder or rectum. Neither is true, nor is it true that invasive surgery or long-term medication are the only ways to treat pain caused or exacerbated by pelvic floor dysfunction.
People with a history of painful urination, chronic constipation, leakage of urine or stool, painful intercourse, or those who have been diagnosed with endometriosis, prostatitis, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, painful bladder syndrome (interstitial cystitis), or other types of abdominal pain may find relief through pelvic floor physical therapy.
How Does Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Help?
Pelvic floor physical therapy focuses on the muscles of the pelvic floor. Tight muscles don't move any better than weak muscles and if you can't move your muscles, you can't fix the problem.
At HOPE Center for Pain, we specialize in treating both internally and externally by manual manipulation, the muscle and soft tissue that supports the muscle of the pelvic floor, which in turn, can alleviate pain and other symptoms.
Stop suffering in silence. If you have not discussed your symptoms with a physician, talk to your doctor. If you don't feel comfortable talking with your doctor, call HOPE Center for Pain to discuss your symptoms.
If you are not sure you need pelvic floor physical therapy, take our short test below!
Not sure if you need Pelvic Floor Rehab?
Take the test NOW!
1. Do you have pelvic pain or abdominal pain?
2. Do you experience pain with OR after intercourse?
3. Do you have pain in or around your bladder?
4. Do you have pain with urinating or defecating?
5. Do you have sitting pain, tailbone pain, or low back pain?
6. Do you urinate more frequently than every 2 hours?
7. Do you get up at night to urinate?
8. Do you still feel "full" after emptying your bladder?
9. Do you have trouble controlling urine? or bowel movements?
10. Do you have chronic redness and/or irritation in the genital region?
11. Do you experience burning or itching in the genital or pelvic region?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, you could have pelvic floor dysfunction and may benefit from specialized physical therapy treatment from a pelvic floor physical therapist.