What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?
Pelvic floor physical therapy (PT) is treatment specifically tailored to the structures, conditions, and problems related to the pelvic floor muscles. Pelvic floor (PT) helps clarify the causes of pelvic floor dysfunction and provide treatment with a focus on lifestyle and habit training, exercise, manual therapy, and breathwork. Health education, health trackers, and specialty equipment may be used, as well as team work with other providers to meet client needs. Conditions treated may include recovery from childbirth, prostatectomy, bladder infections and over active bladder, or other conditions.
The “pelvic floor” is made up of the muscles and ligaments that support the urinary, bowel and reproductive organs. The pelvic floor muscles help control bladder, bowel, and sexual functions. These muscles also work as part of the core for stability, mobility, and respiration.
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction may occur due to genetics, health history, improper habits, lifestyle influences, and a lack of proper control of the pelvic floor muscles, or other factors. Bladder leaks, constipation, pelvic pain and sexual health problems are all types of pelvic floor dysfunction.
Pelvic Floor Therapy
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy treats the symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction to restore muscle coordination. This may include manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, electrical stimulation, biofeedback, and breathwork.
“Maureen was instrumental in helping me recover from my surgery and encouraging me to get my Master’s in Holistic Nutrition. She is a wonderful person and a great therapist. I highly recommend her for your physical therapy needs.“
Shelly C. ~ San Diego, CA
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