Pelvic floor physical therapy involves the pelvic floor muscle group, which is responsible for a variety of functions. These muscles support the pelvic organs, assist in bowel and bladder control, and contribute to sexual arousal and orgasm.
Pelvic floor dysfunction occurs when a woman’s pelvic floor no longer functions as it should. It can cause the following symptoms:
- Frequent urination or bladder leakage
- Inability to finish a bowel movement or multiple bowel movements within a short timeframe
- Pain when urinating or having intercourse
- Pain in your lower back, tailbone or pelvis
- Fecal leakage
If you are suffering from Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, a physical therapist will work to identify your individual pain points, including “joint dysfunction, muscle tightness, muscle weakness or imbalance or nerve involvement*,” and help customize a treatment plan for you.