Why Pelvic Health Physical Therapy?

A variety of health care needs can crop up for both males and females in regard to pelvic floor dysfunction. Below are some proven reasons why pelvic health physical therapy is important.

Physical therapy interventions have been shown to improve function and quality of life before and after undergoing surgery for incontinence and/or pelvic organ prolapse.

Evidence shows that pelvic floor training should be offered as first-line therapy to people with all types of urinary incontinence as studies have shown high effectiveness rates.

Research has shown that pelvic floor physical therapy instituted prior to radical prostatectomy aids in the earlier resolution of urinary incontinence.

Physical therapy is suggested by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology for the treatment of vulvodynia and vestibulodynia.

Studies show that proper exercise during pregnancy can help to reduce low back pain and pelvic girdle pain and dysfunction.

If you fall into any of these categories, you might be the perfect candidate for pelvic health physical therapy. After you schedule an appointment, your physical therapist will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your symptoms and develop an individualized treatment program which may include:

Your posture, hip, abdominal, and pelvic floor muscles will be assessed for contributing factors such as weakness, tightness, or train. This may include an external as well as an internal exam.

A thorough review of your medical history, and questions about your eating, drinking, voiding, and sexual habits and they relate to your symptoms.

Strengthening of the pelvic floor muscles through exercise and manual feedback.

Manual therapy techniques for muscle relaxation and breathing techniques.

To schedule an appointment with one of our trained pelvic floor physical therapists, visit this link to schedule today!