What is the pelvic floor?
A group of muscles that work like a hammock in your pelvis stretching from the pubic bone in the front to the coccyx, or tailbone, in the back and to each side What is the function of the pelvic floor?
Pelvic floor muscles support the bladder, bowel, and reproductive organs of males and females. They play an important role in sexual sensation and function.
What can pelvic floor rehabilitation treat?
- Pain in the pelvic, abdominal, low back region
- Sciatic and pudendal nerve irritation
- Painful intercourse
- Endometriosis / painful periods
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Urinary incontinence
- Frequent urination
- Interstitial cystitis
- Fecal incontinence
- Pregnancy symptoms / labor preparation
- Postpartum recovery (vaginal or cesarean)
- Pubic symphysis dysfunction
What will treatment consist of?
- Bladder and bowel retraining strategies
- Diaphragmatic breathing
- Electrical stimulation
- Manual muscle techniques
Don’t let this kind of physical problem go on without getting the help you need. And in many cases, you do not need a referral to start physical therapy.
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