The pelvic floor comprises muscles in the lower abdomen, pelvis, and perineum. These muscles form a sling and assist in supporting organs and help with bladder and bowel control and sexual activity. Unfortunately, statistics show that one out of every five Americans suffers from pelvic floor dysfunction at some point in their life. While it’s commonly found in women, it’s also an issue for men and children.
In pelvic floor physical therapy, a specially trained physical therapist will evaluate and treat any joint dysfunction, muscle tightness, muscle weakness or imbalance, or nerve involvement affecting pelvic floor function.
Not at all. One in seven 18-50 year old women experience chronic pelvic pain at some point in their life.
Our therapists are specially trained in evaluating the muscles and nerves related to your pelvic floor–often identifying weakness or tightness that can’t be seen on an MRI, CT, or other physician-ordered imaging. Using these evaluation skills, a physical therapist can develop a pelvic floor treatment plan unique to each patient’s needs.
The benefits of pelvic floor physical therapy include:
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