What is the Pelvic Floor?
The pelvic floor is a sling-like structure that sits between the hips and has several important functions. It's made up of muscle and connective tissue that:
- support internal organs
- allow sexual functions
- relax during urination, defication and birth
- act like a pump moving blood and lymph from our lower body back to our heart
- and provide stability for the body as a whole.
What Causes Pelvic Floor Concerns?
Many pelvic floor issues arise slowly over time. Also, they can wrongly be associated with aging in general and misdiagnosed as hip and / or low back pain. Pelvic floor dysfunctions can tremendously impact a person's quality of life. They often result in people spending more time at home and avoiding social outings due to concern with bladder control or pain management. Painful intercourse can also dramatically affect a person's relationship with their sexual partner.
How is Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Diagnosed?
- muscle tone and trigger points
What's the Treatment?
What's exciting about this type of therapy is how well it works for people who thought they were stuck living with their symptoms for the rest of their lives. With the proper instruction and guidance, the results of pelvic floor therapy are life-long.