Everything You Need To Know About Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?

Today, Pelvic floor therapy is a popular treatment method being used to treat many issues. This therapy uses a principle that can provide structured, effective as well as safe reconditioning of the entire set of pelvic floor muscles. The treatment has a specific goal of improving the strength and the function of the muscles and removing the instances of pain, weakness, and dysfunction. A skilled therapist tries to stretch the muscles if they are short and contracted and applies certain resistance to improve their strength.

When is the therapy recommended?

Pelvic floor therapy is completely targeted at the muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues. All of this work together to support the organs, assist in sexual actions, and help in assisting the bladder and bowel control. The tissues in that region support multiple organs and they are attached to the pelvis, tailbone, and sacrum. They work in close coordination to ensure pelvic stability and right posture. One should go for this therapy if the muscles fail to function normally. Pelvic floor therapy is highly beneficial in the following scenarios:

  • Painful urination
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Bladder and bowel movements
  • Pain in the genital area
  • Faecal incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Menopause symptoms
  • Pain in the pelvis or lower back
  • Endometriosis
  • Post-partum wellness
  • Testicular pain

Who needs the therapy?

This therapy is highly recommended for anybody who is experiencing pain or other disorders in their pelvic region. Both men and women can undergo this therapy, where exercises are performed to strengthen their muscles. The physician will be recommending this therapy if the patients are facing floor muscle problems arising due to neuromuscular causes. This might arise due to the increasing age, illness, surgeries, childbirth or other conditions like genitourinary problems.

How does the therapy work?

The therapy starts by having all of your medical history in hand. Then are certain steps that are normally followed:

  • Stretching and strengthening of the legs
  • Relaxation exercises for the muscles that are shortened
  • Coordination exercises in the pelvis region
  • Education and knowledge about self-management and prevention
  • Biofeedback for relaxation or strengthening of the pelvic floor muscles
  • Use of modalities like ice, heat, or even electrical stimulation

You can have a tailored pelvic floor physiotherapy plan made only for you and this will help you restore your pelvic strength and function. Now you can get back to your original routine without any more pain.