Pelvic Health 101

Pelvic Pain Relief

Could You Benefit from Our Pelvic Health Services?

Pain and additional issues surrounding the pelvic floor can occur for a number of reasons. It can be limiting and, for some people, even a bit embarrassing. It can hinder your daily life and prevent you from doing some of your daily tasks or activities you love.

While pelvic health programs typically focus on women, any woman or man living with pelvic problems can benefit from our services. Through our targeted programs, we can help reduce or eliminate the pain and symptoms you are experiencing.

If you’ve been having pelvic floor pain, discomfort, or other issues, we can help. Contact Mana Physical Therapy today to learn more!

What should I know about pelvic health programs?

As stated by Harvard Health Publishing, “Pelvic physical therapy can help not only with myofascial pelvic pain but also reduce symptoms of other conditions caused by pelvic floor problems, such as urinary and fecal incontinence, painful intercourse, and sexual dysfunction.”

Our services provide a wide range of treatments that can help a plethora of conditions that may be causing your pelvic floor issues. Typical patients who would be strong candidates for our pelvic health services include:

  • Any man or woman dealing with urinary or fecal incontinence.
  • Any man or woman dealing with pain during intercourse.
  • Postpartum women.
  • Postmenopausal women.
  • Women with pelvic organ prolapse.
  • Post-prostatectomy men.

At your initial appointment, you will undergo a thorough physical evaluation and review of medical history, which will help your physical therapist determine the best course of treatment for your needs. Common treatments provided with pelvic health plans include:

  • Education (patient handouts and thorough information concerning your condition to take home).
  • Bladder training (surrounding your bladder schedule).
  • Neuro retraining (incorporating pelvic floor muscle activation during simulated daily activities).
  • Biofeedback.
  • Pelvic floor muscle retraining.

The many benefits of pelvic floor therapy

If you are dealing with pelvic health issues, it is likely that your physical therapist will recommend pelvic floor therapy treatments.

Pelvic floor therapy focuses on strengthening the ligaments, tendons, and muscles of the pelvic floor. When muscles in the pelvic area become tight or weak, your daily life can be negatively impacted, because this region helps in supporting the core of your body and is a key part of everyday movement.

One of our licensed physical therapists will take a look at your medical history, and conduct a thorough examination to decide what type of treatment you’ll need. This may include stretches, ultrasound therapy, manual therapy, and at home exercises to reduce pain and strengthen or loosen your pelvic muscles, depending on your condition.

Improve your pelvic health with Mana Physical Therapy

If you’ve been living with pelvic health issues, we can help you find relief. We’ll help correct your pelvic floor problems so you can get back to living your life comfortably.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our physical therapists and get started on the first steps of your pelvic health treatment plan!

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