Your Pelvic Floor

The pelvic floor is made up of a group of muscles that support your internal organs and function to help proper bladder, bowel and sexual function.  The pelvic floor is an important portion of the “Core.”  When these muscles do not function as they should, dysfunction and symptoms can result.

Common symptoms

Bladder: Urinary Incontinence, pain with urination, urinary urgency, increased frequency

Bowel: Constipation, Fecal Incontinence, pain with defecation

Pain: Dyspareunia (painful intercourse), Abdominal, Back, Hip or Pelvic

The pelvic floor muscles need to function well for childbirth and are the key to proper recovery after delivery.

The pelvic floor muscles are the origin of the”Core” and if you are not integrating this group into regular exercise, especially if you are rehabilitating any spine orthopedic injury, chances are you are not doing them properly.

Pelvic floor therapy evaluates this muscle group as it relates to your specific symptoms.

Evaluation and treatment incorporates an assessment of pelvic floor musculature, bladder and bowel habits and well as associated orthopedic conditions. Education regarding normal bladder and bowel function can greatly enhance patient understanding of the contributing factors.

Pelvic floor therapy can include and internal pelvic exam, a complete evaluation of your spine, gait, strength, flexibility and current habits.

Our therapists are highly trained in both orthopedics and pelvic floor therapy to achieve the best result for you.