What is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?
Many people think that physical therapists only treat orthopedic problems and pain management, but in reality, several other treatments can help you to improve your well-being. One of them is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy, which focuses on reducing symptoms such as urinary and fecal incontinence, painful intercourse, and even sexual continence. Pelvic floor physiotherapy (PFPT) is a specialized branch within physical therapy. The treatment focuses on the muscles located between the hip bones and sacrum, affecting the various organs in the region.
We know that there is a common perception that the treatment is mainly for women, but this is not so. Here at Motion Focus & Sports Clinics, we also have treatments for men, just reach us out.
Why Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?
Often the problems we experience related to Pelvic floor dysfunctions are manageable. We put off taking care of things that can worsen over time, such as urinary incontinence. But this can even lead to problems in the sexual organs, for both men and women. And this usually occurs because of two possible problems: The muscles in the region are either too weak or too tight.
The dysfunction can even contribute to stress incontinence, such as leaking during sports, sneezing or coughing. Pregnant women can also suffer from the symptoms, but the good news is that there are ways to solve this.
Benefits of Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
1. A strong core and pelvic floor muscles
Did you know that other muscles work together with the pelvic area, such as the abdominals? With the right treatment, you can build up a strong core function and pelvic floor muscles at the same time.
2. A better Prenatal and Postpartum
We know that a woman’s body goes through a lot during pregnancy and childbirth. Visiting a physiotherapist can be positive not only for the Pelvic floor but also for other stresses.
3. A better Postmenopause
Because of the low levels of estrogen, women who are in the menopausal period may have difficulty maintaining optimal function of the pelvic floor. Symptoms of heaviness and incontinence can be relieved.
4. Benefits for men
As we mentioned, we often think that pelvic floor dysfunction is only for women, and this is not true. Many men with chronic prostatitis and sexual dysfunctions can benefit from treatment.
5. Surgical Recovery
It is common to experience problems in the pelvic area after abdominal and pelvis surgeries, and this can be due to prolonged catheterization. Treatment with a physiotherapist can help you reduce pain and have a better post-surgical recovery.You can count on a healthy and light life, and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy can be a great solution for you. Be sure to schedule your appointment – the first one is on us!