So you had a baby and are now having bouts of incontinence. Or maybe you’ve always had pain during sexual intercourse but didn’t realize this was abnormal. Or you’ve had chronic low back pain that hasn't resolved from traditional PT.
Pelvic floor dysfunction affects people of all ages and genders and can have a significant impact on the quality of your life. Typically it leads to issues that are uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing.
Seeing a physical therapist who specializes in pelvic health can be incredibly beneficial if you are experiencing low back pain, abdominal pain, pelvic pressure or heaviness, incontinence, sexual dysfunction, or any other signs and symptoms related to the pelvic floor. This type of treatment can also help prevent future problems by teaching you proper body mechanics and habits that promote better pelvic health.
Pelvic health physical therapists are experts in evaluating and treating musculoskeletal conditions involving the pelvic region. They provide personalized treatment plans that are tailored to your individual needs, based on a thorough evaluation of your symptoms and medical history. Treatment may include exercises to engage the pelvic floor muscles (or to relax these muscles), hands-on manual therapy, dry needling, and some other techniques.
At Activcore, we go beyond the pelvic floor and look at the whole body. We are specially equipped with the Redcord suspension system and other industry leading tools (Pilates apparatus, hypopressives, etc.) to optimize how your mind, pelvis and body work together as one.
Going to physical therapy requires a time and financial commitment. But the benefits of treatment can be well worth it, especially for those with pelvic floor dysfunction. Just make sure you are seeing a physical therapist who provides full undivided, one-on-one attention for the fastest results and best outcomes possible.
By working with a pelvic health physical therapist, you should regain confidence and control of your body so that you can get back to a normal life. Speaking with a physical therapist over the phone is a good first step. Contact us to get started.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are based on the opinion of the author, unless otherwise noted, and should not be taken as personal medical advice. The information provided is intended to help readers make their own informed health and wellness decisions.