According to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study, pelvic floor disorders affect a substantial proportion of women and increase with age. Contrary to popular belief, however, it is not only women who experience this dysfunction. Men and children can also be affected.
The pelvic floor area is composed of muscles and tissues that string from the pubic bone to the tail bone. One of the main functions of this set of muscles is to help support the abdominal and pelvic organs. The better supported these organs are, the better the bladder and bowel control one will experience.
Pelvic floor dysfunction is an umbrella term for conditions that occur because of weak pelvic muscles. These conditions may be due to undiagnosed infections, pregnancy or childbirth, or even just weakened over time. Having poor posture because of chronic low back pain or surgery can also lead to this condition.
Pelvic health therapists at RPT work with the pelvis, spine, and abdominal muscles to evaluate the alignment, muscle strength, tissue quality, and movement patterns in the pelvis. After that, our physical therapists can determine an appropriate plan of care to assist in recovering full function of the pelvic floor and related organs and their functioning.
Here at RPT, we want you to have a quick and full recovery. If you or someone you know suffers from pelvic floor pain or any other joint or muscle pain, give us a call today.