Everyone has a pelvis, so just about every BODY could benefit from better pelvic health.
Your pelvis serves many important functions. As the center connection point between your upper and lower body, it is core to the way you move, breathe, and regulate normal bodily processes like voiding. The pelvis also protects your delicate organs, while anchoring the powerful muscles of your hips, thighs, and abdomen during physical activities.
What happens when your pelvis gets in the way of enjoying life?
• Sudden urges to urinate
• Leaking with exercise
• Frequent or painful urination
• Low back pain
• Painful sexual intercourse
• Abdominal pain or weakness
• Pelvic pressure and heaviness
While these symptoms are common, they are not normal and could be a sign of having pelvic floor dysfunction. This is defined as an impaired ability to control (tighten and relax) your pelvic floor muscles.
If this sounds like you, click here to find an Activcore location to get help now.
The pelvic floor is made up of muscles and fascia that form a sling spanning across the bottom of your pelvis. It consists of 14 muscles in people with female genitalia, and 12 muscles in people with male genitalia. All of these muscles, in combination with other “core” muscles, must be functioning properly to ensure a healthy pelvis. Together they support your organs, reinforce upright posture, and help control bladder, bowel, and sexual function.
Just like any other muscle in the body, the pelvic floor muscles can succumb to injury and dysfunction. Also, similar to a torn ACL or a rotator cuff injury, the pelvic floor typically responds very well to strength training or vice versa, to downtraining and relaxation.
Many physical events (injury, surgery, pregnancy, etc.) can disrupt how your pelvis works. Over time, they can even hinder your brain's capacity to switch on the right muscles, at the right time, and with the right amount of strength. Known as neuromuscular deactivation, this process tends to pull you out of balance and into a vicious cycle of pain, weakness and dysfunction.
Pelvic health is typically not a big part of a physical therapist’s education. It is a specialization requiring much further study, training and practice following graduation.
Activcore physical therapists are uniquely qualified to assess and treat pelvic floor dysfunction. They go beyond the pelvic floor and look at the whole body. Equipped with the Redcord suspension system and other industry leading tools, they are specially trained to optimize how your mind and pelvis work together so that you can regain control of your body.
You’re never just a number at Activcore. You will have your own dedicated pelvic health physical therapist (not an aide) by your side throughout every session.
In a private office setting, your physical therapist will perform a comprehensive physical exam and movement screen to help determine the underlying root cause of your pelvic health condition. Together, you and your provider will then develop and commit to a plan of care tailored to your individual needs, lifestyle and goals.
You will feel the Activcore difference from your first visit. A highly personalized experience applying the latest breakthrough techniques in pelvic health, such as pelvic floor muscle retraining, trigger point dry needling, manual therapy (myofascial release), neuromuscular activation, Pilates, and biofeedback. You will also receive a home exercise program customized just for you.
In this day of specialties and specialists, I didn’t expect Activcore to consider the way my entire body worked. In addition to helping me with my bladder issues, they also strengthened my spine and stabilized my balance. I would recommend Activcore to anyone who wants to improve pelvic function and health.
Post Partum moms- seriously look no further. I am so lucky to have found Activcore. I had twins this past summer and it left me with a 3 finger wide gap in my abdomen and severe lower back issues.
My physical therapist was able to fix the positioning of my hips (which were uneven) within the first session and after just two months, got my 3 finger gap to just over a half a finger. I seriously did not think it was possible. I am finally feeling like my body is getting back to pre-pregnancy. And I truly owe it all to my PT.
Activcore is a gem of a company. From the front staff, to the equipment, to the value of what you are paying for. I could not recommend them more!
Activcore is unlike anything I have ever experienced. One patient, one provider, one hour – one at a time, every time. If you’re serious about your physical therapy and recovery, this is the only place to go!
I have been seeing Adrienne at Activcore for the past month and I could not be happier with my results. Post-pregnancy I had been suffering from upper and lower back pain and pelvic floor dysfunctions which I was told post-delivery would resolve; which it did not. Since starting Activcore in September, my back pain has resolved and I have made significant gains in my core and overall upper and lower body strength. I have to say at first I was skeptical because I have many friends, who even years after pregnancy, still suffer from post-pregnancy problems. Adrienne reassured me that Activcore would help and to give it a try. I did and within a few visits I could feel the difference and I have been able to carry over what I learned into my workout routine; which I can now perform pain free and some of the movements have become easier. I highly recommend them.