Pelvic Floor Therapy
Pelvic floor therapy supports a woman’s connection to her pelvic bowl, physically and spiritually.
The pelvic bowl is the foundation of our body and is the home of our root chakra, when in alignment it provides a sense of stability and safety through life. This is a treatment for your pelvic floor – a series of muscles, tendons, and ligaments that run across the base of your pelvis and groin.
Muscles in the pelvic floor support our entire abdominal cavity – reproductive organs, bowels, and bladder. Pelvic floor dysfunction can significantly affect your comfort and ability to navigate life.
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Pelvic Floor Therapy Services
Women’s health is more than just your annual exam. The goal of pelvic therapy is to restore muscle balance and engagement and to clear pelvic congestion.
Pelvic floor therapy is a great choice for:
- Women going through any major life change
- Postpartum care
- Symptoms of incontinence
- Menstrual imbalances
- Increasing sexual health and libido
- To develop better connection to your root and establish clear energetic boundaries
Your pelvic floor is crucial to function throughout your body. Pelvic floor dysfunction can produce a range of symptoms that can negatively affect your ability to navigate through daily life.
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, we recommend you call to schedule an appointment.
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Pelvic floor therapy is a treatment that restores and balances the tone of the muscles of the pelvic floor to reduce pain in the pelvic region. Most sessions will include some internal work along muscle-strengthening exercises to minimize discomfort and regain control.
All sessions begin with a comprehensive evaluation from one of our Naturopathic Doctors. Each visit will be an hour long appointment, this gives plenty of time for a thorough conversation about your goals and provide initial physical evaluation and treatment.
Pelvic floor therapy can help with:
A lifetime of gravitational pull, pregnancies & birth, and weight bearing activities can all lead to muscular weakness and dysfunction in the pelvic floor and may limit your ability to control your bladder. Pelvic floor therapy is a treatment to asses the tone of your muscles and address any muscular imbalances that may be affecting your function. Balanced pelvic floor muscles can also reduce the frequency of going to the bathroom.
One of the most common symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction is a pain. Fascial adhesions and muscular tone are often the problem – by properly addressing these issues there can be an increase in blood flow allowing for proper healing and reduced pain.
A prolapse occurs when an organ shifts out of its original position. Pelvic floor prolapses can feel like a heavyweight in your lower abdomen or a fullness int he vagina. Pelvic floor therapy works best to prevent prolapse before it happens, and can also be helpful for women with minor degrees of prolapse already happening.
Pelvic floor dysfunction can cause significant pain and difficulties during sexual activity. Pelvic floor therapy works to reduce fascial adhesion that may be limiting tissue mobility causing the pain. This therapy also supports a woman’s connection to her pelvic bowl and body allowing for greater intimacy.
Causes of Pelvic Floor Disorders
There are many triggers to pain and discomfort in the pelvic bowl:
- Recent pregnancy
- Pelvic injury
- Previous surgery
- Overuse of muscles
- Pelvic strain
- Connective tissues disorder
Other factors contributing to developing pelvic floor dysfunction include age, lifestyle, medical history, and genetics.
Types of Pelvic Floor Therapies
Pelvic floor therapy falls into two categories: External therapy and Internal therapy.
External therapies typically involve physical manipulation of external bodily structure to target pelvic floor muscles and tendons. Examples of external pelvic floor manual therapy include:
- Deep-tissue massage
- Skin rolling
- Joint mobilization
- Muscular cueing
- Neural therapy
- Trigger point therapy
External therapy is similar to other modalities used throughout the body – the difference is the focus on the pelvic floor muscles.
With internal treatment, the doctor will examine trigger points inside your body with their fingers and hands. In other words, internal pelvic floor therapy requires the doctor to manipulate trigger points from inside the pelvic region. Forms or internal treatment may include:
- Point therapy (i.e., using fingers or tools to put pressure on specific structures)
- Kegel exercises
- Manual activation
- Internal muscular cueing
The type of treatment you need depends on your specific condition. Our Naturopathic Doctors will develop a treatment plan specific to your needs at your initial visit. Feel free to call us today and talk to one of our care coordinators about the pelvic floor treatment options we offer.
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