Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
Your pelvic floor is a network of muscles and fascia that support the internal, pelvic organs including the uterus, bladder, and rectum. Dysfunction of the muscles and fascia that support the pelvic organs may occur when the muscles are not coordinating with each other efficiently to complete their bodily functions. Your ability to contract and relax these muscles is what allows you to control bowel and bladder activity and sexual activity for women. In other words, your muscles may be tightening when they are supposed to be relaxing or relaxing when they are supposed to be tightening.
A person with pelvic floor dysfunction may experience a wide range of symptoms from pelvic pain, urinary and/or bowel incontinence, constipation, low back pain, pain with sexual intercourse, and urinary urgency. In many cases, these symptoms can be treated and managed by a pelvic floor physical therapist to improve your quality of life.
Pelvic floor physical therapy can help with:
• Prenatal pain and dysfunction
• Postpartum pain and dysfunction
• Urinary and bowel incontinence and dysfunction
• Dyspareunia (painful intercourse)
• Diastases Recti Abdominis (DRA)