pelvic pain rehab
pelvic pain rehab

During pregnancy and childbirth, the pelvic floor and pelvic girdle muscles undergo significant changes. Taking care of your pelvic health during pregnancy can have numerous benefits, including reducing pain and dysfunction, easing the labor process, and minimizing postpartum complications. In 2018, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recognized the need for improved postpartum care in the United States. They suggested using the term “4th Trimester” to refer to the immediate postpartum period and emphasized the need for more care for postpartum women. Pelvic floor physical therapy can be beneficial for all pregnant and postpartum women due to the important role these muscles play during delivery and the high prevalence of dysfunction after giving birth. By receiving pelvic floor physical therapy, you can decrease the risk of pelvic organ prolapse, urinary and bowel dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, and pelvic pain. Many of our patients express regret in not knowing about us sooner, as they have found our treatments to be highly effective.

The Facts

  • 71% of women are unaware that vaginal deliveries elevate the risk of pelvic floor disorders.
  • Up to 70% of women experience stress urinary incontinence in the postpartum period.
  • 36% of women continue to have persistent Diastasis Rectus Abdominis after delivery.
  • 51% of women are unable to perform a kegel with verbal cuing alone, and 25% perform the exercise in a way that may exacerbate dysfunction.
  • Up to 65% of women encounter sexual dysfunction 18 months postpartum, irrespective of the delivery method.
  • 21% of women who undergo vaginal deliveries have Levator Ani Avulsion.
  • 29% of women undergoing vaginal deliveries have pubic bone fractures.
  • 77% of postpartum women have low back pain that interferes with daily tasks.
  • Vaginal deliveries are the number one risk for pelvic organ prolapse.

During pregnancy and childbirth, the pelvic floor and pelvic girdle muscles undergo significant changes. Taking care of your pelvic health during pregnancy can have numerous benefits, including reducing pain and dysfunction, easing the labor process, and minimizing postpartum complications. In 2018, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recognized the need for improved postpartum care in the United States. They suggested using the term “4th Trimester” to refer to the immediate postpartum period and emphasized the need for more care for postpartum women. Pelvic floor physical therapy can be beneficial for all pregnant and postpartum women due to the important role these muscles play during delivery and the high prevalence of dysfunction after giving birth. By receiving pelvic floor physical therapy, you can decrease the risk of pelvic organ prolapse, urinary and bowel dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, and pelvic pain. Many of our patients express regret in not knowing about us sooner, as they have found our treatments to be highly effective.

The Facts

  • 71% of women are unaware that vaginal deliveries elevate the risk of pelvic floor disorders.
  • Up to 70% of women experience stress urinary incontinence in the postpartum period.
  • 36% of women continue to have persistent Diastasis Rectus Abdominis after delivery.
  • 51% of women are unable to perform a kegel with verbal cuing alone, and 25% perform the exercise in a way that may exacerbate dysfunction.
  • Up to 65% of women encounter sexual dysfunction 18 months postpartum, irrespective of the delivery method.
  • 21% of women who undergo vaginal deliveries have Levator Ani Avulsion.
  • 29% of women undergoing vaginal deliveries have pubic bone fractures.
  • 77% of postpartum women have low back pain that interferes with daily tasks.
  • Vaginal deliveries are the number one risk for pelvic organ prolapse.

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy During Pregnancy

As pregnancy advances, our bodies go through substantial changes. Numerous women encounter symptoms that can be alleviated through pelvic floor physical therapy.

  • Constipation
  • Urinary urgency, frequency, and leaking
  • Pubic symphysis pain/separation
  • Sacro-iliac joint, hip, and back pain
  • Sciatic pain

Pelvic floor physical therapy is a beneficial choice for women who navigate pregnancy without encountering any undesirable symptoms. It provides relief and support through various means.

  • Enhance pelvic floor motor control to assist during labor and delivery.
  • Provide guidance on perineal massage to minimize perineal injuries.
  • Improve neuromuscular function of the pelvic floor and pelvic girdle to alleviate pain and dysfunction in the postpartum period.
  • Offer education and support throughout both pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Many discover their symptoms only when they visit our website, blog, or social media. Some diagnosed individuals lack a local pelvic floor physical therapist. Others with a therapist feel stuck or don’t experience improvement. Some seek opinions from other trusted experts, and in uncertain times, some prefer not to leave their homes. Whatever your needs, we’re here and ready to assist!

Our team members specializing in pelvic floor disorders have a wide range of expertise. Whether you prefer in-person or virtual appointments, we are here to assist you. Please keep in mind that virtual visits require payment in advance and are non-refundable.

Pregnancy tips

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy During Pregnancy

As pregnancy advances, our bodies go through substantial changes. Numerous women encounter symptoms that can be alleviated through pelvic floor physical therapy.

  • Constipation
  • Urinary urgency, frequency, and leaking
  • Pubic symphysis pain/separation
  • Sacro-iliac joint, hip, and back pain
  • Sciatic pain

Pelvic floor physical therapy is a beneficial choice for women who navigate pregnancy without encountering any undesirable symptoms. It provides relief and support through various means.

  • Enhance pelvic floor motor control to assist during labor and delivery.
  • Provide guidance on perineal massage to minimize perineal injuries.
  • Improve neuromuscular function of the pelvic floor and pelvic girdle to alleviate pain and dysfunction in the postpartum period.
  • Offer education and support throughout both pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Many discover their symptoms only when they visit our website, blog, or social media. Some diagnosed individuals lack a local pelvic floor physical therapist. Others with a therapist feel stuck or don’t experience improvement. Some seek opinions from other trusted experts, and in uncertain times, some prefer not to leave their homes. Whatever your needs, we’re here and ready to assist!

Our team members specializing in pelvic floor disorders have a wide range of expertise. Whether you prefer in-person or virtual appointments, we are here to assist you. Please keep in mind that virtual visits require payment in advance and are non-refundable.

Pregnancy tips

Postpartum Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Postpartum Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Attention all new moms: it’s time to prioritize your pelvic floor health. Don’t wait another year – get evaluated by a pelvic floor physical therapist today. Even if you’ve been a mom for a while, it’s never too late to benefit from postpartum pelvic floor physical therapy. Find out how it can help you with:

  • Urinary retention, urgency, frequency, hesitancy, pain and incontinence (leaking)
  • Constipation, difficulty with bowel movement, fecal incontinence
  • Painful sex, diminished or absent orgasm
  • Diastasis Rectus Abdominis
  • Restoring core function and strength: abdominals and pelvic floor
  • Pelvic floor and pelvic girdle, low back, and hip pain
  • Cesarean section and episiotomy scar tissue and pain
  • Pelvic organ prolapse prevention and/or treatment
  • Eliminate pain from perineal and/or levator ani trauma
  • Reduce pain from pelvic neuralgias

Postpartum Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Attention all new moms: it’s time to prioritize your pelvic floor health. Don’t wait another year – get evaluated by a pelvic floor physical therapist today. Even if you’ve been a mom for a while, it’s never too late to benefit from postpartum pelvic floor physical therapy. Find out how it can help you with:

  • Urinary retention, urgency, frequency, hesitancy, pain and incontinence (leaking)
  • Constipation, difficulty with bowel movement, fecal incontinence
  • Painful sex, diminished or absent orgasm
  • Diastasis Rectus Abdominis
  • Restoring core function and strength: abdominals and pelvic floor
  • Pelvic floor and pelvic girdle, low back, and hip pain
  • Cesarean section and episiotomy scar tissue and pain
  • Pelvic organ prolapse prevention and/or treatment
  • Eliminate pain from perineal and/or levator ani trauma
  • Reduce pain from pelvic neuralgias
Postpartum Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Treatment:

How We Can Help You

pelvic pain rehab

You can maximize our virtual medical services. The virtual option enables you to get answers about your symptoms and overall health. After your virtual consultation, you can effortlessly follow the guidance of the healthcare professional.

Prenatal and postnatal pelvic floor physical therapy commences with an evaluation by your physical therapist. In this assessment, your therapist reviews your history, current symptoms, and functional challenges. If you are expecting, the therapist also discusses your birth plan; if postpartum, details about your delivery are considered. We recognize the unique challenges of both pregnancy and the postpartum period.

During the physical examination, the therapist assesses muscles, tissues, joints, nerves, and movement patterns. After completing the examination, the findings are discussed with you. The therapist then formulates an assessment, along with short and long-term goals for your treatment plan. Typically, physical therapy sessions occur once a week, although frequency can vary based on physical findings. You receive a home exercise program to complement in-person sessions, and your physical therapist collaborates with your Obstetrician and other members of your treatment team to coordinate your recovery. Our goal is to assist you in recovering and living your best life!

Treatment:

How We Can Help You

You can maximize our virtual medical services. The virtual option enables you to get answers about your symptoms and overall health. After your virtual consultation, you can effortlessly follow the guidance of the healthcare professional.

Prenatal and postnatal pelvic floor physical therapy commences with an evaluation by your physical therapist. In this assessment, your therapist reviews your history, current symptoms, and functional challenges. If you are expecting, the therapist also discusses your birth plan; if postpartum, details about your delivery are considered. We recognize the unique challenges of both pregnancy and the postpartum period.

During the physical examination, the therapist assesses muscles, tissues, joints, nerves, and movement patterns. After completing the examination, the findings are discussed with you. The therapist then formulates an assessment, along with short and long-term goals for your treatment plan. Typically, physical therapy sessions occur once a week, although frequency can vary based on physical findings. You receive a home exercise program to complement in-person sessions, and your physical therapist collaborates with your Obstetrician and other members of your treatment team to coordinate your recovery. Our goal is to assist you in recovering and living your best life!

How Can We Help You?

Please use the form below to send us any questions or comments. You must include your e-mail address in order for us to send a response. Please be assured that all of your information will be kept confidential.

pelvic pain rehab

How Can We Help You?

Please use the form below to send us any questions or comments. You must include your e-mail address in order for us to send a response. Please be assured that all of your information will be kept confidential.

pelvic pain rehab

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At its heart, Pelvic Pain Explained is the story of how patients develop pelvic pain, the challenges patients and providers face throughout the diagnosis and treatment process, the difficult task of sifting through the different available treatment options, and the impact that an “invisible” condition has on a patient’s life and relationships, and much more.

Join The Newsletter. Win a copy of our book, “Pelvic Pain Explained!”

We love getting to know our website visitors. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and get the latest info via PHRC e-newsletter!
*Subscribers automatically eligible to win our book, “Pelvic Pain Explained.”

PPE_Cover
At its heart, Pelvic Pain Explained is the story of how patients develop pelvic pain, the challenges patients and providers face throughout the diagnosis and treatment process, the difficult task of sifting through the different available treatment options, and the impact that an “invisible” condition has on a patient’s life and relationships, and much more.