by Melanie Fajardo, PT, DPT
Do you accidentally leak when you sneeze or cough? Do you know the exact location of every bathroom in every store? Do you feel a sudden urge immediately when you walk in your front door or when you hear the water running? Do you go to the bathroom often and sometimes spend too much time in there?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may benefit from pelvic floor physical therapy!
So, what exactly is pelvic floor physical therapy?
It is a specialization within the field of physical therapy that assesses and treats pelvic floor dysfunction. The pelvic floor is comprised of various muscles along the bottom of the pelvis, connecting the pubic bone, sacrum, and hips. The pelvic floor muscles are responsible for providing support to your pelvic organs and control of bladder, bowel, and sexual functions. Just like any other muscle within the body, dysfunction within the pelvic floor can be addressed by physical therapy.
Common pelvic floor dysfunction and conditions may include: urinary or fecal incontinence, increased frequency and urgency, pelvic organ prolapse, constipation, abdominal or pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, pregnancy and post-partum related issues.
All of this may seem very intimate and private to talk about it, however I want to break the silence!
These are all very common symptoms that people may experience, but this is NOT normal. There is something that you can do about it! I want to share with you ways in how to manage and overcome these conditions.
If you feel like you may benefit from pelvic floor physical therapy, please schedule a visit with me at our Christiana office location today!
We are located directly across from the Birth Center at 620 Churchmans Rd, Suite 100. Give us a call at 302-234-2288, or visit our website for additional details: https://pptandfitness.com/pelvic-floor-physical-therapy/.