What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
Pelvic floor physical therapy is a type of orthopedic physical therapy that addresses the more intimate conditions affecting women related to the pelvic floor muscles, ligaments and connective tissues. Through treatment of the pelvic floor muscles and associated tissues we are able to treat symptoms such as urinary incontinence, urinary frequency/urgency, painful intercourse, pelvic organ prolapse, SI joint dysfunction, and pubis symphysis pain to name a few.
A typical initial evaluation begins with a lot of listening. We want to know your whole story. Most often, an internal pelvic floor muscle exam follows with your permission. Please know that if you do not want an internal pelvic floor muscle exam, you do not have to have one. We recommend this type of muscle assessment because it is the best way to understand how the muscles of your pelvic floor are functioning.
Because the pelvic floor muscles are connected to your pelvis, which connects your upper and lower body, we do a full orthopedic evaluation. We will look at your posture and breathing patterns, take you through a movement screen, and address how these affect your everyday movement and your pelvic floor function. What we notice at your jaw can affect how your pelvic floor muscles work!
Treatment plans vary depending on what your symptoms are, but our goal is for you to see a reduction in symptoms and be independent with your treatment plan in as few visits as possible.
To learn more about our pelvic floor physical therapy services visit www.elevatedpelvicpt.com