Are You Living With Pelvic Pain?
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Can Help
Have you been experiencing pain in your pelvic region? If you don’t know what’s causing the discomfort, dealing with pelvic pain can be humiliating, not to mention frustrating.
At best, this form of pain will restrict your everyday activities. It can interrupt your daily routines and prevent you from doing any of your regular tasks or activities.
Fortunately, there is a solution to your problem. Pelvic floor rehabilitation aids in the relief of symptoms of pelvic dysfunction as well as the improvement of muscle strength. Pelvic floor rehab aims to manage existing pain and keep it from returning or worsening in the future.
To find relief, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our Wilmington, NC physical therapists!
What is pelvic floor rehabilitation?
The pelvic floor muscles, tendons, and ligaments all play an important role in protecting your body’s heart.
At your first visit, our physical therapist will perform a thorough assessment of your condition. The interventions included in your pelvic floor recovery plan will be decided by the results of your initial test.
A customized care plan will then be produced to fulfill the unique specifications. Typically, this would necessitate a variety of exercises, heat therapy, and massage to alleviate pain, reduce symptoms, and potentially cure the condition.
How can pelvic physical therapy help ease my discomfort?
Pelvic floor rehabilitation is a form of physical therapy that treats a variety of pelvic pain-related conditions. While many people assume that only women can benefit from this form of therapy, both genders can!
Pelvic disorders can be relieved in a variety of ways using physical therapy methods. For example, pelvic therapy can assess and enhance painful intercourse and infertility problems.
Pelvic organ prolapse, dyspareunia, and diastasis recti are a few less common conditions that can also be treated.
More common pelvic conditions that physical therapy treats include:
Endometriosis is a prevalent disease that affects many individuals. It can damage bones, muscles, ligaments, and nerves in the pelvic region. Thankfully, physical therapy can help.
Pelvic floor rehabilitation, in addition to strengthening the pelvic floor muscles, can help relieve the pain and bloating associated with endometriosis.
Pain following abdominal surgery
If you are recovering from a recent surgical operation, pelvic floor rehab will help. It does this by breaking up scar tissue, improving stamina, and regaining range of motion in your abdomen/pelvic region.
Urinary incontinence/bladder dysfunction
Pelvic floor rehabilitation will focus on strengthening the muscles under your bladder to manage and remove urinary incontinence symptoms and bladder problems.
Rather than just treating the symptoms, a physical therapist will assist you in determining the cause of your urinary incontinence problem and treating it.
Pelvic floor rehabilitation can loosen and relax the muscles in your pelvic and anal areas, which can help relieve and eliminate constipation.
Postpartum pelvic pain
It is common for new mothers to experience pelvic floor trauma as a result of strained muscles and/or connective tissue after giving birth. Pelvic floor healing, in addition to restoring any damaged muscles or tissues, leads to a decrease in any pain they may be feeling.
Schedule an appointment and start your treatment today
In certain cases, our treatment approaches will help to provide relief and rehabilitation for patients who have been struggling with problems for years.
If your pelvic pain is restricting your activities, make an appointment with Lumina Wellness Physical Therapy today to start your journey toward long-term relief!