Women’s Pelvic Floor Therapy at CSMO

If you suffer from pelvic pain or urinary dysfunction, pelvic floor therapy could be a beneficial course of treatment for you. Pelvic floor therapy is a type of specialized physical therapy used to treat problems related to the pelvic floor. This treatment draws on exercises that can help relieve symptoms of pain and discomfort and can minimize other disruptions to your quality of life.

What is the pelvic floor?

The pelvic floor is made up of the muscles that support your reproductive, colorectal, and urinary tracts, including the bladder, the uterus or prostate, and the rectum. In addition to providing support for these important organs, the pelvic floor muscles also help you control your bladder and bowel functions.

When these muscles aren’t functioning as they should, they can cause pain and other symptoms that interfere with your daily life. Pelvic floor therapy can serve as a helpful treatment for these issues, easing pain and symptoms associated with pelvic floor dysfunction, and helping get you move toward normal functionality.

What is pelvic floor therapy?

Pelvic floor therapy is a specialized treatment intended to address dysfunction of the pelvic floor muscles. The type of therapy and the exercises used will depend on your specific symptoms. Some pelvic floor issues require that certain muscles be strengthened, while others call for exercises meant to lengthen and relax the muscles. Regardless of the method used, this type of physical therapy can serve as treatment for a wide range of symptoms and conditions.

What conditions can be treated with pelvic floor therapy?

The main symptom treated with pelvic floor therapy is pelvic pain. Many women experience general genital and/or rectal pain or pelvic pain during and post pregnancy, and even during intercourse. Strengthening, relaxing, and lengthening the muscles of the pelvic floor can help treat these types of pain as well as a myriad of other issues including:

  • Urinary problems like Interstitial Cystitis, painful urination, leakage, frequency and urgency, and difficulty starting or stopping flow or fully emptying the bladder
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Incontinence or constipation
  • Bowel problems like straining and constipation, painful bowel movements, leakage, and urgency

What does treatment entail?

Just like all treatment provided at CSMO, pelvic floor therapy services are highly individualized and specific to each patient’s symptoms and needs. Your physical therapist will talk through your assessment and treatment options with you in detail and answer any questions you may have. Pelvic floor therapy techniques may include manual therapy or hands-on techniques that are both internal and external, vaginal or rectal trigger point releases, strengthening exercises, and electrical stimulation. Your treatment will also include education on self-care and management strategies that equip you to better deal with pelvic floor issues as you move forward.

Women’s Pelvic Floor Treatment at CSMO

If you find yourself dealing with pelvic pain or any of the symptoms or conditions described above, our team at CSMO would love to help you find relief. Our expert staff is here for you, and we understand that physical therapy has the power to dramatically reduce pain, successfully remediate a variety of ailments, and ultimately transform lives. Contact us to get started today.