Overcome Your Pelvic Pain with Physical Therapy
Is a health issue interfering with your lifestyle and happiness? At New You Health and Wellness, we understand how frustrating this can be.
Many women experience common problems like pelvic pain, incontinence, and other similar conditions. Women’s health issues can harm one’s mental, physical, and social health.
The good news is you’re not alone, and physical therapy treatments can help you! Contact our physical therapy clinic today to discover more information about your treatment options! We can help you return to the life you love.
Do any of these conditions sound familiar?
If you’re experiencing any of the issues listed below, don’t hesitate to reach out to a licensed physical therapist. The team at New You Health and Wellness has the tools to help you recover and prevent further issues from occurring.
Our physical therapists assess and treat patients who have urinary incontinence symptoms such as increased urinary frequency, leaking while coughing/sneezing, lifting, or exercising. These symptoms could be caused by weak or tight pelvic floor muscles, poor muscle coordination, low abdominal strength, or poor bladder habits.
Muscle re-education, strengthening for weak pelvic floor muscles, soft tissue massage, bladder health education, and core stabilization may be used as treatments.
It is critical to identify the source of pelvic pain. Our evaluations consider the many symptoms associated with the pelvic area, such as abdominal pain, pain during intercourse, difficulty urinating/defecating, and bladder pain.
Pelvic pain can be caused by pelvic muscle tension, weakness, poor muscle coordination, scar tissue restriction from surgeries, spine and pelvic joint dysfunction, and episiotomy or tears from deliveries.
Possible treatment options include muscle re-education, strengthening and relaxation of pelvic floor muscles, postural education, myofascial techniques, and relaxation techniques.
Pregnancy Musculoskeletal Dysfunction
Pregnancy puts a tremendous strain on a woman’s body. Changes in posture, muscle strength, ligament stability, and pelvic alignment can result in long-term, painful consequences such as pelvic or back pain.
However, having a child does not require you to live with the painful changes indefinitely, and most women can significantly improve their pain and function with physical therapy.
Our physical therapists treat pregnancy and postpartum musculoskeletal issues such as pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and prenatal joint/muscle dysfunction. Musculoskeletal dysfunction can also be caused by weakness, poor muscle coordination, abdominal strength, or bladder habits.
Our therapists will recommend posture changes and review proper body mechanics after evaluating the muscles, joints, or nerves that are causing pain. Soft tissue massage, mobilization, stretching, and core stabilization are some of your available treatment options.
How can pelvic floor therapy help me?
Pelvic floor therapy focuses on strengthening the pelvic floor’s ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Your daily life can become more demanding when muscles in the pelvic area become tight or weak. This is because the pelvic region helps support the core of your body and is a vital part of everyday movement.
One of our licensed physical therapists will look at your medical history and conduct a thorough examination to decide what type of treatment you’ll need. Depending on your condition, your treatment plan may include stretches, manual therapy, and at-home exercises to reduce pain and strengthen or loosen your pelvic muscles.
Did you know that pelvic floor rehabilitation is an excellent option for women preparing for childbirth? It ensures an easier delivery and frequently can prevent the need for a C-section.
Some common techniques used during pelvic floor rehabilitation include:
● Diaphragmatic breathing. Your physical therapist can teach you how to practice deep breathing exercises. These will allow your diaphragm to expand and contract properly, which helps relax muscles in the pelvic area. Relaxed muscles will drop and lengthen, providing simple pain relief. You can also do these breathing exercises at home.
● Relaxation techniques. Physical therapy also focuses on relaxing! Relaxing your muscles allows them to ease tension, making it easier to stretch and massage them later. It’s not always easy to relax on command, though, so your physical therapist may suggest specific relaxation techniques, such as guided imagery or biofeedback, to assist you with the process.
● Postural exercises. These specific types of activities aim to refine and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles that affect posture. These exercises are typically done with large medicine balls. Contact New You Health and Wellness today! Are you experiencing a women’s health issue that is limiting your independence or lowering your quality of life? New You Health and Wellness is here to support you! Our licensed therapists have the resources needed to help accelerate your recovery and return you to the life you love. Don’t allow pain or discomfort to run your life. Contact our physical therapy clinic today to get started on your journey towards relief.
Contact New You Health and Wellness today!
Are you experiencing a women’s health issue that is limiting your independence or lowering your quality of life? New You Health and Wellness is here to support you! Our licensed therapists have the resources needed to help accelerate your recovery and return you to the life you love.
Don’t allow pain or discomfort to run your life. Contact our physical therapy clinic today to get started on your journey towards relief.