Physical therapy plays an important role in both women’s and men’s health as it relates to pelvic stability. For women, we offer a variety of services include prenatal, post-partum and recovery to safely and successfully return to fitness after giving birth.
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 organsFixes 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.
Some risk factors for pelvic floor dysfunction include:
- Childbirth – vaginal or surgically assisted delivery
- Large episiotomy
- Abdominopelvic surgery
- Chronic constipation,
- Lumbopelvic and hip dysfunction
- Leg length discrepancies