The pelvic floor performs an incredible amount of amazing functions . It helps you walk and stand up straight, but it also activates in many situations you aren’t even aware of, like raising your arm. This means that when you are facing pelvic floor dysfunction, it can cause issues that have long-term effects on your life.
Pelvic floor dysfunction can feel overwhelming, frustrating, and even confusing. Many people associate their symptoms with other conditions or have tried other exercises or solutions for their concerns prior to seeking pelvic floor physical therapy.
Your Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Questions: Answered
What is pelvic floor dysfunction?
Why are my pelvic floor muscles so tight?
What are the symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction?
How do you test for pelvic floor dysfunction?
Can pelvic floor dysfunction go away on its’ own?
How do you fix pelvic floor dysfunction?
Working With A Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist
Luckily, many symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction can be resolved with physical therapy. Pelvic floor dysfunction occurs when there is a lack of ability to coordinate or relax the muscles of the pelvic floor. These muscles allow you to urinate and have bowel movements, and they also play a part in sexual activity.
To treat pelvic floor dysfunction, your pelvic floor physical therapist will first examine your medical history and discuss your symptoms with you. Your Pelvic Floor Physical therapist will help you decide the best course of treatment for your individual needs and will work to help recondition the pelvic floor muscles in order to improve the strength, flexibility, and function of the muscles. They will help teach you how to be more aware of the muscles and how to coordinate them; as well as pelvic floor exercises or breathing techniques if necessary for your case.
Remember, it’s always important to advocate for yourself and your health. Whether your symptoms point to pelvic floor dysfunction, you deserve to have a proper diagnosis and treatment for relief of those symptoms.
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