Pelvic Health

A smarter, balanced body starts with a healthy pelvis

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.

Your 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

•  Constipation

•  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.

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Pelvic Floor MusclesPelvic floor muscles span the bottom of your pelvis. Along with myofascial tissue, they form a SLING intended to support your organs, reinforce upright posture, and help control bladder, bowel, and sexual function. 

Many physical events (injury, surgery, pregnancy, etc.) can disrupt how your pelvis works. Eventually, 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 Physical Therapy

How can Activcore help?

Equipped with the Redcord suspension system and other industry leading tools for better pelvic health, Activcore physical therapists are specially trained to optimize how your mind and pelvis work together (in balance) so that you can regain control of your body.

  • Reduce/resolve pain
  • Develop core strength
  • Improve sexual function
  • Restore bladder and bowel control

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.

 

Neuromuscular Activation is like flipping on a light switch to muscles that have been dimmed due to injury, pain and inactivity. Utilizing the Redcord suspension system, your provider will take you through specific stabilization exercises that demand precise muscle control. There are slings and bungee cords to assist you with each movement. Similar to floating in water, this creates a weightless environment where you can painlessly optimize the mind-muscle connection, regardless of your age and strength level.

 

  •  Gain core control

  •  Build power and muscle stability

  •  Restore pain-free joint motion

  •  Enhance neuromuscular performance

 

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Neuromuscular Activation

Pelvic Floor Muscle Retraining consists of specialized exercises, breathing techniques, and verbal and/or tactile cues to help you regain control of how your pelvic floor muscles contract and relax. Like other muscles, the pelvic floor muscles become 'smarter' and more balanced through regular practice and repetition.

 

  •  Restore bladder and bowel control

  •  Reduce or stop leakage of urine

  •  Improve sexual function and sensation

  •  Minimize prolapse (sagging of internal organs)

  •  Recover faster from pregnancy and childbirth

  •  Recover stronger from prostate surgery

  •  Increase social confidence and quality of life

Pelvic Floor Muscle Retraining

Trigger Point Dry Needling (TPDN) involves placing a very thin needle into muscles at their trigger point. This is an area where the muscle is tight and often tender. The intent is to contract and then release the muscle, improving overall flexibility and decreasing pain. TPDN can be a valuable treatment for enhancing neuromuscular performance by modulating myofascial pain and spasms, and preparing the body for exercise and activity.

Dry Needling

Manual Therapy is skilled hands-on movements and manipulations of your joints and soft tissues intended to release myofascial trigger points, modulate pain, induce relaxation, improve range of motion, and reduce swelling and inflammation. Oftentimes, manual therapy can help prepare your body for more active interventions like exercise and strength training. Some examples of manual therapy include:

 

  •  Myofascial release

  •  Joint mobilizations

  •  Spinal manipulations

  •  Manual traction

  •  Stretch therapy

  •  Craniosacral therapy

  •  Lymphatic drainage massage

Manual Therapy

Pilates can help optimize your performance through exercises that support the natural curves of your spine while balancing muscular strength with flexibility. Activcore offers Pilates private sessions, semi-private sessions, and small group classes. Our performance specialists are all trained and certified in Pilates and thoroughly engaged in your success. Depending on your needs, we may implement the following Pilates apparatus:

 

  •  Reformer

  •  Trapeze

  •  Barrel

  •  Tower

  •  Wundachair

Pilates Apparatus

Biofeedback is a safe, painless technique for treating pelvic floor dysfunction. It involves regulating electromyographic (EMG) feedback signals to help you learn which muscles to use, when to use them, and how hard to contract them. Through the application of electrodes, vaginal or rectal probes to measure your muscle activity (as reflected visually on a computer system), you are actively involved in the learning process to know how to consciously feel and control your pelvic floor muscles. Biofeedback is an evidence based method that can be applied successfully for persons of any gender and any age.

Biofeedback

Neuromuscular Activation

Neuromuscular Activation is like flipping on a light switch to muscles that have been dimmed due to injury, pain and inactivity. Utilizing the Redcord suspension system, your provider will take you through specific stabilization exercises that demand precise muscle control. There are slings and bungee cords to assist you with each movement. Similar to floating in water, this creates a weightless environment where you can painlessly optimize the mind-muscle connection, regardless of your age and strength level.

 

  •  Gain core control

  •  Build power and muscle stability

  •  Restore pain-free joint motion

  •  Enhance neuromuscular performance

 

SWIPE FOR ADDITIONAL TECHNIQUES >>

 

 

Pelvic Floor Muscle Retraining

Pelvic Floor Muscle Retraining consists of specialized exercises, breathing techniques, and verbal and/or tactile cues to help you regain control of how your pelvic floor muscles contract and relax. Like other muscles, the pelvic floor muscles become 'smarter' and more balanced through regular practice and repetition.

 

  •  Restore bladder and bowel control

  •  Reduce or stop leakage of urine

  •  Improve sexual function and sensation

  •  Minimize prolapse (sagging of internal organs)

  •  Recover faster from pregnancy and childbirth

  •  Recover stronger from prostate surgery

  •  Increase social confidence and quality of life

Dry Needling

Trigger Point Dry Needling (TPDN) involves placing a very thin needle into muscles at their trigger point. This is an area where the muscle is tight and often tender. The intent is to contract and then release the muscle, improving overall flexibility and decreasing pain. TPDN can be a valuable treatment for enhancing neuromuscular performance by modulating myofascial pain and spasms, and preparing the body for exercise and activity.

Manual Therapy

Manual Therapy is skilled hands-on movements and manipulations of your joints and soft tissues intended to release myofascial trigger points, modulate pain, induce relaxation, improve range of motion, and reduce swelling and inflammation. Oftentimes, manual therapy can help prepare your body for more active interventions like exercise and strength training. Some examples of manual therapy include:

 

  •  Myofascial release

  •  Joint mobilizations

  •  Spinal manipulations

  •  Manual traction

  •  Stretch therapy

  •  Craniosacral therapy

  •  Lymphatic drainage massage

Pilates Apparatus

Pilates can help optimize your performance through exercises that support the natural curves of your spine while balancing muscular strength with flexibility. Activcore offers Pilates private sessions, semi-private sessions, and small group classes. Our performance specialists are all trained and certified in Pilates and thoroughly engaged in your success. Depending on your needs, we may implement the following Pilates apparatus:

 

  •  Reformer

  •  Trapeze

  •  Barrel

  •  Tower

  •  Wundachair

Biofeedback

Biofeedback is a safe, painless technique for treating pelvic floor dysfunction. It involves regulating electromyographic (EMG) feedback signals to help you learn which muscles to use, when to use them, and how hard to contract them. Through the application of electrodes, vaginal or rectal probes to measure your muscle activity (as reflected visually on a computer system), you are actively involved in the learning process to know how to consciously feel and control your pelvic floor muscles. Biofeedback is an evidence based method that can be applied successfully for persons of any gender and any age.

COMMON CONDITIONS

• Abdominal pain
• Anorectal dysfunction
• Bladder and bowel issues
• Constipation
• Cystocele
• Diastasis recti
• Dyspareunia
• Ejaculatory dysfunction
• Endometriosis
• Erectile dysfunction
• Gastrointestinal (GI) issues
• Interstitial cystitis
• Low back pain / tailbone pain
• Overactive bladder syndrome
• Painful bladder syndrome
• Pain with sexual intercourse
• Pelvic floor dysfunction
• Pelvic organ prolapse
• Postpartum
• Prenatal / Pregnancy
• Prostate cancer
• Pudendal neuralgia
• Rectocele
• Sexual dysfunction
• Surgery (abdominal/pelvic)
• Urinary frequency
• Urinary incontinence
• Vaginismus
• Vulvodynia
• Weak core muscles

5 stars

“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.” — Diane

5 stars

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! — Laura

5 stars

“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!” — Michael

 

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