Throughout the lifecycle, there are many changes that can occur within the human body leading to many unwanted physical symptoms such as:
- Bladder incontinence (e.g. stress urinary incontinence, urge urinary incontinence, overflow incontinence, post prostatectomy incontinence, etc.)
- Urinary urgency
- Ano-rectal dysfunction (e.g. bowel incontinence, constipation, etc.)
- Dyspaneuria (painful sexual intercourse)
- Vaginismus (inability to achieve vaginal penetration)
- Vestibulodynia (provoked local vulvodynia)
- Vaginal atrophy
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Lumbo-pelvic dysfunction (e.g. lower back pain, pubic pain, etc.)
- Benign chronic prostatitis
- Painful sex during/ after pregnancy
- Painful sex during / after menopause
What is pelvic floor?
All of these changes can be connected through one common denominator, the muscles of the pelvic floor. Dysfunction in this group of muscles can occur post-partum, in reaction to life’s stressors, post-surgically, or as a natural part of aging.
What is Pelvic floor Physical Therapy? What can you expect from Pelvic floor Physical therapy?
Pelvic floor Physical therapy exercises and treatments will help treat multiple pelvic floor dysfunctions and pelvic floor dysfunction symptoms. Perineal re-education, one of the many branches of physical therapy, is an effective way to reduce or abolish these symptoms. Your physical therapist will assess your pelvic floor through an internal physical exam and address your specific pelvic floor dysfunction via the application a variety of treatment techniques including but not limited to:
- Pelvic floor Rehabilitation
- Pelvic floor Education
- Pelvic floor Exercises
- Pelvic floor Dysfunction exercises
- Manual techniques
- Electrical stimulation
- Pelvic floor functional application
Together with the Fotona , laser for mucosal rejuvenation and vaginal tightening, pelvic floor physiotherapy helps improve urogynocological function on multiple levels.