What is Pelvic Health Therapy?
Many patients with urinary, bowel and/or sexual symptoms and/or pelvic pain often have dysfunctional pelvic floor muscles, specifically a group of muscles called the Levator Ani and obturator Internus. They are responsible for bladder and bowel control as well as sexual functioning. Very often, when these muscles are tight, they can cause pain and or dysfunction of the bladder, bowel and genitals. Physiotherapy is a very important part of a multi-disciplinary medical intervention.
There are many causes of pelvic pain and dysfunction. In general problems can arise from structural or somatic abnormalities, visceral diseased or dysfunction, activity related injuries or physical trauma. Many men and women are silently suffering needlessly, avoiding activities like exercising and socializing. Treatments are available and customized based on the individual needs of the patient.
What is the Treatment?
Treatment sessions are generally 30 minutes in length, 1-2 times per week. A treatment session may include some or all of the following:
- Connective tissue manipulation
- Neural mobilization
- Myofascial trigger point release
- Neuromuscular re-education
- Sacro-iliac joint/lumbar spine mobilization
- Home exercise program
- Pelvic floor stretching, connective tissue manipulation, neural mobilization
- Family training
- Patient education
Who can Benefit?
Pelvic Health Therapy is being used to help patients with the following conditions:
- Urinary Incontinence
- Pelvic Floor Prolapse
- Heavy Periods
- Symptoms post C-section and pelvic surgery
- Pelvic/vaginal pain
- Sexual pain
- Post Prostate surgery incontinence
Who Pays for Pelvic Health Therapy?
Many insurance companies will recognize the professions of our practitioners under your extended health care plans. Please consult your policy. We accept majority of forms of payments.