Impact of Physical Therapy on Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

What is Pelvic Floor Disorder?

In most common cases the pelvic floor is discussed in reference to women’s health.  When pelvic floor is referred, the concerned area is the layer of muscles, organs, nerves and connective tissues that sit in the bottom of the pelvis. The Pelvic organs are the bladder, uterus and bowel. The pelvic becomes weak after the childbirth, surgery, disease or injury, among which the most common cause of pelvic floor disorders is childbirth which leads to pain, sexual dysfunction and incontinence.

A lot of women are embarrassed to discus pelvic disorders with doctors or health care professionals. One of those health care professionals are physical therapists. However most often, they are forgotten.  Physical therapists specialise in rehabilitation using various techniques that focus on internal and external pain reduction. They can suggest and curate manual therapy, pelvic floor exercises, core stability exercises, relaxation exercises, etc.

Those who suffer pelvic disorders should understand that the treatments are available for it.

How can you identify? What are the indications?

  • Pelvic dysfunction
  • Pelvic pain
  • Constipation
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Urinary incontinence etc.

Though it commonly occurs with women, this can also affect men. So incontinence, inability to urinate, bladder pain, pelvic pain, constipation etc. are common symptoms, which men shows.

The treatment for the pelvic floor has various techniques but the best, which works most effectively, is rehabilitation with physical therapy. Key points to remember:

  • The treatment is non-invasive and painless
  • It has no side effects
  • It has high success rate
  • It is covered by most insurance plans

How can we help?

At SV Proactive, a complete diagnosis is done based on which a plan of care will be individually developed for you. Initially the focus remains on improving neuro muscular awareness. Once pelvic girdle is stabilized appropriate exercises are introduced. We make sure that the optimal treatment is given to address individual concerns and needs.