What is Pelvic Rehabilitation?
Pelvic physical therapy treatment addresses problems in the pelvic muscles, ligaments, and fascia which can cause related conditions in the pelvis, spine, and hip.
The purpose of pelvic rehab is to optimize the function of the pelvic muscles and other tissues to significantly improve pelvic and lower back pain, bladder and bowel incontinence, and sexual dysfunction. Pelvic rehabilitation is also very important post-pregnancy, especially before the next pregnancy! Pelvic rehab also treats diastasis recti, the tearing of the abdominal muscle tissue, which can occur with some pregnancies.
Your individual treatment will depend on your specific needs and goals. Treatment options include biofeedback, exercises moving beyond kegels, relaxation techniques for tight muscles, diaphragmatic breathing, myofascial release, a variety of beneficial modalities, and education addressing internal and external factors.
Pelvic floor dysfunction affects women of all ages. For example, 12-32% of women who have been pregnant experience pelvic floor dysfunction (to include incontinence), and many are unaware that it is treatable.
Located at our Cedar Crest clinic, Dr. Parra is passionate about working with patients to provide individualized treatment that works to improve their overall health. If you are interested in seeing if pelvic rehabilitation can help you, contact Active Solutions Therapy for a consultation!