What is Pelvic Rehabilitation?
Pelvic Rehab is a non-surgical approach to the rehabilitation of dysfunctions associated with the pelvis that can contribute to bowel, bladder, sexual health, and pain complaints. All pelvic dysfunctions can be associated with pain, tension, weakness, or lengthened muscles. Our Pelvic Health team at TherapySouth can help!
The pelvic floor functions in many roles:
- Supports and stabilizes the pelvis
- Supports the organs
- Fixes the trunk when extremities move
- Provides continence
- Contributes to sexual health
When the pelvic floor is not functioning optimally, the result may be urinary or fecal incontinence, pelvic prolapse, or pelvic pain. Stress urinary incontinence is not a normal part of aging, but can be a symptom of the condition of the pelvic floor.
Treatments may include behavioral strategies, manual therapies, modalities, therapeutic exercise, education and functional re-training. Physical therapy can help treat C-section, episiotomy and surgical scars.