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Is physical therapy able to ease my pelvic pain?

April 20th, 2022
Pelvic Pain Physical Therapy

If you are experiencing pelvic pain, it may be due to a condition known as pelvic floor dysfunction. This is a condition that affects both men and women, although it is very common among women who have recently given birth. Pain in your pelvic area is often accompanied by poor bladder control, hip and lower back pain, and pain during sex. If any of these symptoms sound familiar, it’s likely due to pelvic floor dysfunction.

The muscles of your pelvic floor stretch between your groin in the front and your tailbone in the back. These muscles are responsible for supporting your bladder, uterus, bowels and rectum. Pelvic floor dysfunction happens when the muscles in this area lose their strength. They often become too flexible and no longer provide the support that they should. This leads to pain and other symptoms.


How can I treat my pelvic pain?

Physical therapy is proven to be an effective method for treating pelvic floor dysfunction. A qualified physical therapist can help you to rebuild the strength in your pelvic floor muscles and restore their natural flexibility.

Pelvic floor physical therapy uses a number of techniques to achieve this goal and help you get back to your normal routine without pain or worry. Some of them include:

  • Therapeutic exercise — Your therapist will guide you through exercises designed to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles and restore their natural flexibility. These exercises are vital to restoring your natural muscle strength and will also help to improve bladder control symptoms.
  • Manual therapy — Your physical therapist can use their hands or special instruments to stimulate and manipulate the muscles in the pelvic area. This helps to relieve pain by increasing circulation in the muscles, as well as relax any muscles that are tense.
  • Electrical stimulation — This form of therapy uses electrical pulses to stimulate the muscles of your pelvic floor. Carefully placed nodes deliver small electric shocks to the muscles, stimulating movement and increasing blood flow to the area.


Where can I turn for pelvic floor physical therapy in my area?

There is no better place to turn in the southern New Orleans area than Rehab Access Physical Therapy. Our team of qualified physical therapists can accurately diagnose the cause of your pelvic pain. We will work with you to develop a plan of physical therapy to best suit your needs.

Your overall health and wellness is our number one priority at Rehab Access Physical Therapy. Our physical therapists are highly trained and have obtained some of the highest certifications in our field. We offer the highest standard in pain care, as well as annual wellness exams to keep you on the right track. As a physical therapist, there is no greater satisfaction than helping to improve a patient’s quality of life.


Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.