21 Mar Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy – What is it and Is it right for you?
If you suffer from a variety of issues related to sexual or urinary function, pelvic floor physical therapy may be helpful in alleviating symptoms and improving your function.
Health issues that may be helped by pelvic floor physical therapy include:
- Urinary Incontinence
- Chronic Pelvic Pain
- Painful Sexual Intercourse
If you have one or more of these issues, and are looking for physical therapy near me, Premiere Chiropractic offers a variety of techniques to improve your life.
What techniques are used in Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?
Education is a major part of gaining control over pelvic floor issues. It includes explanation of the structure of the pelvis and the muscle systems of the pelvic floor and discussion of how certain habits affect symptoms. At physical therapy El Segundo you will have a thorough discussion of these issues and steps you can take to incorporate healthy pelvic habits into your lifestyle.
Pelvic Floor Exercises are specific motions and activities which promote relaxing or tightening muscles and are designed to alleviate sexual and urinary symptoms. Additionally, breathing exercises are incorporated to help retrain weakened or overstressed muscles. El Segundo Physical Therapy staff have the training and skills to assess which exercises are best for your unique situation.
Manual Therapy involves hands-on stretching and gentle massage to increase the range of motion of the pelvis as well as improving blood flow in the area.
Biofeedback of pelvic muscles is a procedure using a small sensor placed in the vagina (women) or anus (men) that measures muscle activity. The therapist will use information from the sensor to show you how the pelvic floor muscles are functioning. Using the visual information can help with both properly tightening and relaxing the pelvic floor muscles.
Electrical Stimulation involves using small amounts of electricity to stimulate targeted regions within the pelvic floor muscles to improve tone.
Vaginal Dilators are placed in the vagina to assist women in learning how to relax their pelvic muscles, which can lessen pain during sexual intercourse.
At Premiere Chiropractic, your chiropractor El Segundo, we can develop a program using one or more of these techniques to help with your symptoms with the goal of improving the quality of your life. Call us today. We can help.