Pelvic rehabilitation is a relatively new area of physical therapy that many people may not be familiar with. A trained physical therapist can use pelvic therapy to help you reduce or completely eliminate the pain and symptoms associated with several types of conditions. Chronic pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, and pain after abdominal surgery are just a few of the problems that can be treated with this type of therapy. Call us today to learn how we can help you relieve pain and improve physical functioning through the use of pelvic floor rehab.
What is Pelvic Rehabilitation?
Pelvic rehabilitation is a type of therapy for strengthening the pelvic floor muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Muscles in the pelvic area sometimes become tight or weak, leading to a variety of painful or debilitating ailments that can affect your daily life. A physical therapist will provide a musculoskeletal examination to determine what specific type of treatment you’ll need.
Pelvic floor rehab would include a combination of manual or “hands on” therapy as well as stretching and strengthening exercises to improve your core and pelvic floor muscles. Specific treatments would involve several types of exercises and relaxation techniques. You may also be given a home program that includes a list of therapeutic exercises you’ll need to follow. Our trained physical therapist who specializes in pelvic rehabilitation may also provide proactive and preventative treatment such as preparing a woman for childbirth. This may make the delivery easier as well as possibly prevent a C-section.