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It’s never too late for Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

While most of us relate pelvic floor physical therapy to weakness in the pelvic floor muscles after childbirth or urinary incontinence with coughing and sneezing. It’s not the case!

Pelvic Floor muscles play an essential role in posture control, stabilizers of the pelvic organs( prevent prolapse), maintain continence and are essential for sexual health and appreciation. 

Women go through unique biological changes throughout their lifetime, from pregnancy and postpartum care to menopause. Pelvic physical therapy aims to address any aches and pains you might experience dealing with pelvic floor and abdominal disorders.

The need for dedicated care doesn’t stop as you age. Women over the age of 65 can experience any number of health challenges that call for a physical therapist’s help. Seeking targeted physical therapy for women at any age can help you navigate common issues from pelvic floor muscle dysfunction.

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. It is an opportunity for all women to understand more about this condition, what symptoms to look for and potential treatment options they can discuss with their health care providers.

According to a research quoted in the Endometriosis Association of America an estimated 47% of women have pelvic floor disorder, including chronic pelvic pain and a whopping 80% of women with chronic pelvic pain have endometriosis.

Uterine pain or pain from Endometriosis adhesions and lesions can cause the surrounding muscles to protectively contract and guard the area of pain. When this occurs repeatedly over time, it can create areas of muscle tightness and pain about the pelvis, pelvic floor/vagina, abdomen and back. A through pelvic floor physical therapy evaluation addresses the areas of muscle imbalance resulting from spasm/ tightness as well as soft tissue dysfunction.

An advanced pelvic floor physical therapist may be able to apply manual techniques to soften the adhesions. The techniques may include myofascial release, trigger point therapy, lymphatic drainage and visceral manipulation to name a few.

Improve Your Well-Being with Pelvic Physical Therapy

 Please consult with our pelvic floor PT if you have: unrelieving back/ hip/ pelvic pain, urinary urgency, and frequency, bowel problems including constipation, urinary incontinence and pain with intercourse. Physical therapy plays a key role in improving one’s overall health. Physical pain can subside and allow patients to enjoy a better quality of life. This impacts their mental health as a result and leads to happier, more well-rounded lives. 

Schedule Treatment at Aline Physical Therapy 

Find holistic relief with personalized women’s physical therapy. The team at Aline Physical Therapy, led by Dr. Arpna G. Masuraha, PT, will provide dedicated care that caters to your needs. 

Reap the physical and mental health benefits of pelvic floor strengthening exercise. Contact Aline Physical Therapy at (610) 956-9567 to schedule an appointment and learn more.