Female Pelvic Floor PT
More than 1/3 of US women have Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and approximately ¼ of women in the US present with a variety of symptoms. Since 2010, 377,000 women underwent pelvic related surgery and 94,000 of those women continue to have pelvic floor symptoms. Research demonstrates 80% success rate in treating PF health problems.
Female patients usually present with:
- Pudendal Neuralgia/Entrapment
- Pelvic Pain
- Pelvic Spasm
- Levator Ani Syndrome
- Diastasis Recti
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Pelvic Weakness
- Sexual Dysfunction/Pain
- Sacroiliac Dysfunctions
- Coccygodenia (Coccyx fx or pain)
- Abdominal/Groin pain
How can a Physical Therapist help?
Based on the evaluation results, your Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist will individualize treatment to strengthen your Pelvic Floor muscles and to improve their function. You will also gain control over your symptoms and reduce your dysfunctions. Your physical therapist will discuss diet and nutrition, change in behavior, postural training, and develop a plan to return you to your previous level of function.
Dr. Scott Kelly in Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery, Sept, 2014 published an article Pelvic Floor Rehab in the treatment of incontinence stated that Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy is an important first-line treatment for patients with incontinence.
What to Expect During Your First Evaluation:
Your physical therapist will complete a thorough review of your medical history, and perform a physical examination to identify the causes of your pelvic pain and any joint issues, muscle tightness or weakness, or nerve involvement.
The exam may include:
- Pelvic girdle screening, Soft tissue assessment, Visual inspection of the tissues, Reflex testing, Sensation testing, Internal assessment of pelvic floor muscles.
Your physical therapist also will determine whether you should be referred to a physician to assist in your interdisciplinary plan of care. For more information, Contact Us Today at Cranford, NJ Center.