To realize the importance of PELVIC FLOOR PHYSICAL THERAPY, we first have to understand what is pelvic floor dysfunction, what are their symptoms, what causes this problem, how it is diagnosed and finally how PELVIC FLOOR PHYSICAL THERAPY can help to get rid of this.
According to surveys, PELVIC FLOOR dysfunction is problem for millions of Americans. Statistics say that 1 out of every 5 Americans of every age suffer from this disease in any part of their life. Over 25 million Americans suffer from urinary incontinence alone or involuntary loss of urine. It is not just a “women’s” disorder; men and children can have pelvic floor dysfunction as well.
The pelvic floor includes the muscles, ligaments and connective tissue in the lowest part of the pelvis. It supports your organs, including the bowel, bladder, (uterus and vagina in women; prostate, penis and testes in men), and rectum. The pelvic floor prevents these organs from falling down or out of your body. It also helps the organs function properly. Pelvic floor dysfunction is an umbrella term for a variety of disorders that occur when pelvic floor muscles and ligaments are impaired. Your brain controls the muscles of the pelvic floor by way of nerves.
Although the exact causes of PELVIC FLOOR disorder are still being researched, physicians can link these disorders to conditions that weaken the pelvic muscles or tear connective tissues.
- child birth
- traumatic injury to the pelvic region
- pelvic surgery
- nerve damage
Several symptoms may suggest pelvic floor dysfunction. If you have any of these, you should consult an experienced pelvic floor physical therapist. BreakThrough is a recognized organization committed to helping others since 2004. It is very necessary to consult some specialist and not to self-treat. Symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction include, but are not limited to:
- The feeling that you need to have several bowel movements during a short period of time
- The feeling that you cannot complete a bowel movement
- Constipation or straining pain with bowel movements
- Frequent need to urinate. When you do go, you may stop and start many times
- Painful urination
- Pain in your lower back that cannot be explained by other causes
- Ongoing pain in your pelvic region, genitals, or rectum
- Pain during intercourse
At BreakThrough we have a special team which are providing pelvic floor physical therapies. Following types of therapies related to PELVIC FLOOR dysfunction are provided according to the conditions of each patient.
- Chronic pelvic pain syndrome physical therapy
- Coccygodynia physical therapy
- Constipation physical therapy
- Cystocele physical therapy
- Dyspareunia physical therapy
- Erectile dysfunction physical therapy
- Fecal incontinence physical therapy
- Interstitial cystitis physical therapy
- Irritable bowel syndrome physical therapy
- Levator Ani syndrome physical therapy
How does BreakThrough Help?
There are multiple treatment options including medication, psychological therapy and physical therapy. At BreakThrough Physical Therapy, we will assess your posture, alignment, muscle tone, flexibility and strength. We then develop a customized treatment plan. We hope to give you the freedom to live your life without feeling controlled by your pelvic pain. To ensure your comfort and privacy, all Pelvic Floor treatments are held in our Private Treatment Rooms. We look forward to helping you find the relief you deserve from persistent pelvic floor dysfunction using our specialized PELVIC FLOOR PHYSICAL THERAPIES.