Pelvic health addresses the many musculoskeletal conditions that can arise in the pelvic region ultimately resulting in dysfunction such as urinary or bowel incontinence, constipation, discomfort during intimacy, pelvic pain during workouts, hip or pelvic discomfort when sitting, or even back pain to name a few. It is a common misconception that pelvic health only pertains to the post-partum population. Although pelvic health is vital during and after the peri-partum period, both men and women as well as people of all ages suffer from pelvic dysfunction. Oftentimes, athletes experience persistent hip or low back pain during workouts that may be driven by the pelvic floor. A trained pelvic health therapist knows how to examine these delicate structures in a way that determines the true driver of the dysfunction and then treat accordingly.
Frequently Asked Questions
Improve core/hip/pelvic floor strength
Decrease low back pain
Decrease risk of urine leakage due to strained pelvic floor muscles
Maintain safe aerobic activity
Education on safe body mechanics and positions
Return to pre-pregnancy level of function
Stress and urge incontinence are most common in women postpartum due to increased pressure on the muscles of the pelvic region. This can be effectively treated with physical therapy.
Yes, to all of the above. Physical Therapy helps train your body to be strong and healthy throughout the course of pregnancy, as well as recover post-partum more quickly and help minimize issues associated with pelvic floor strain during childbirth.
We Can Help You
Our specialist, Tiffany M. Hamilton, MSPT is skilled in performing the appropriate external and/or internal pelvic floor assessment techniques in order to determine the driver behind your pelvic pain or dysfunction.