Physical therapy can help conditions such as incontinence and other bladder related disorders, pelvic pain and the body strain induced by pregnancy.
Women’s bladder problems are most often caused by weakness or tightness of the pelvic floor muscle or bladder irritability. Men’s bladder problems most often stem from the prostate. Some, but not all conditions we treat, include Interstitial Cystitis, incontinence, prolapse and post prostatectomy conditions.
Both men and women can suffer from pelvic pain. A common cause of pelvic pain is increased tone or tightness of the pelvic floor. Pelvic Pain, Dyspareunia, Vulvodynia and Pudendal Nerve Entrapment are some of the conditions that respond well to physical therapy.
Pregnancy often causes a strain on the body leading to pain. Physical therapy can alleviate or reduce these symptoms and allow your pregnancy to be an enjoyable experience. Some issues you may experience include Sacroiliac pain, Thoracic pain and stress incontinence.
- Treatment may include:
- Education on anatomy
- Lifestyle changes
- Strengthening of the pelvic floor muscles, abdominals and low back muscles.
- Biofeedback for strengthening
- Manual therapy