If you’ve been suffering from issues dealing with your pelvic floor, you probably thought you’d just have to live with it. After all, despite the TV commercials about different issues, it’s still really embarrassing to talk about, so you just put up with it.
You don’t have to!
There is something you can do. Symptoms Pelvic floor symptoms aren’t just things like bladder leakage or urgency. Other symptoms include problems with the bowel, like constipation, incontinence or pain and either painful sex for women or erectile dysfunction in men.
The muscles of the pelvic floor are the transverse abdominals, which are the deepest and lowest abdominal muscles, the multifidi muscles, which are the deepest spine muscles and the iliopsoas, the deep fibers of the anterior hip muscles.
Physical Therapy Options For Pelvic Floor Issues
In the last decade or so, physical therapists specializing in pelvic floor dysfunction have found that tight, weak, spasming or incoordinated muscles of the pelvic floor, lower abdominals, lumbar spine and hips were the main cause of the symptoms above.
They find that a wide range of manual therapies help release trigger points and connective tissue restrictions of all these areas and relieve symptoms. Therapies such as Visceral mobilization, which improves the mobility of the bladder, urethra, prostate, and ascending / transverse / descending colon, Cold Laser Therapy, which can reduce restrictions and heal tissues, and Biofeedback testing and training which helps increase awareness of the pelvic floor muscles, have all been proven very effective.
You don’t have to live with pelvic floor issues. Talk to your doctor and ask if physical therapy can help. You deserve it!
If you need a great Physical Therapy referral for your Pelvic Floor problems, give Specialized Physical Therapy of Denver a call today! 720-493-1181