Pelvic floor therapy exercises with a professional

Issues such as pelvic pain and incontinence can have a severe effect on your quality of life. One of the most common causes for many people is myofascial pain in the pelvic floor muscles. This can be related to childbirth, injury or natural age-related changes, but according to Harvard Health, it very often goes undetected due to the difficulties in performing an examination in this area. 

Once it is diagnosed, pelvic pain can be effectively treated with a method known as pelvic floor therapy. The overall goal is to strengthen and stabilize the pelvic floor and release myofascial tension that can be the source of pain. By working with a professional therapist who can provide guidance on pelvic floor exercises and other treatments, patients can give themselves the best chance of finding lasting relief from myofascial pain. 

Working with a physical therapist for pelvic floor therapy

Professional therapists trained to deliver pelvic floor therapy will have a deep understanding of the structure and mechanics of the pelvic floor. By performing a thorough evaluation that includes reviewing medical history, asking questions about specific symptoms and assessing the area with a hands-on examination, your therapist can recommend the pelvic floor exercises that are right for you. 

Specific exercises vary, but can include: 

  • Expansion and contraction of pelvic floor muscles
  • Active and passive stretches in the pelvic area
  • Strengthening exercises for surrounding areas, such as the core and buttocks, that also work the pelvic floor

Pelvic floor therapy exercises will also typically be supplemented with manual therapies, including myofascial release, that are designed to relax the pelvic floor to promote relief. 

Pelvic floor therapeutic expertise you can trust

At Back in Motion Physical Therapy, we have licensed and credentialed therapists who specialize in pelvic floor therapy. We take a highly compassionate and collaborative approach to this type of treatment and have the utmost commitment to your safety and comfort. 

To learn more and schedule your initial appointment, contact us today.

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