Real Talk – it can be a taboo subject to talk about but when one out of every five Americans suffers from pelvic floor dysfunction and more than 25 million Americans suffer from some form of incontinence, we feel it’s important for our patients to understand how our Pelvic Floor Therapy program can improve their quality of life.
When you read the title did you think to yourself, “Nope, not for me”? The benefits of Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy extend past those who have given birth, it goes past women, and it may be just for you. Men and women can both experience the benefits from meeting with a PT Northwest professional for pelvic floor physical therapy if they face one of these three common causes of pelvic floor dysfunction.
- Incontinence – While incontinence is thought of common symptom of aging, it’s not considered normal and can affect anyone at any age. While childbirth and aging can play a role in developing incontinence, stress can also be a trigger. Incontinence can present itself in different forms for different reasons but pelvic floor therapy can be the solution.
- Pelvic Pain – Between 8-10% of the male population will suffer from pelvic pain and can often go misdiagnosed. For women, a number of different cause could be the culprit of pelvic pain including endometriosis and urinary tract infections. Nerve compression and joint issues can also be attributed to pelvic pain.
- Pregnancy and Postpartum – During pregnancy, muscles, and ligaments become relaxed as you grow and stretch. It’s no wonder why some women who gave birth may face issues with their pelvic floor postpartum. While most new mothers assume the pain and discomfort are normal it’s not and there is a treatment for it.
If you’re looking to reduce and eliminate your symptoms we encourage you to look into our Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy program. Our physical therapists will assess your specific needs using several different practices and provide the best plan of treatment. The first appointment will last between 45 to 90 minutes and therapists will provide a rundown of education, techniques and assessments to get you back to living your life comfortably.