Urine or bowel leakage? Sexual discomfort? Pelvic Pain?
There are options to help!
Pelvic floor muscles have many important functions that impact many areas of our lives. They provide support for the pelvic organs, help hold in urine and bowel contents, and they assist with sexual function. What most of us don’t realize is that they also play a role in breathing. There are general exercises that can be done at home to strengthen the pelvic floor. But often, therapy with a pelvic floor therapist will yield greater results.
Pelvic floor therapists work with each client to accurately assess the cause of the problem. Common problems seen by a pelvic floor therapist include pain (abdominal, low back, hip, genital), leakage of urine / stool, pain with intercourse / vaginal exams, pelvic organ prolapse, as well as pregnancy or posterior-childbirth related issues. Addressing the pelvic floor can also assist with treating conditions resulting from past surgeries and falls.
The breathing muscle, the diaphragm, plays an important role in the overall function of the core muscles of the body, including the pelvic floor. A pelvic floor therapist will assess your diaphragm / your breathing capability during your evaluation and will provide you with resources, tools and / or exercises to assist with improving your diaphragm function, which is directly tied to your pelvic floor and its ability to function.
Goodcare AtHome Rehab now also offers specialized services including treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction. If you have questions on whether these specialized services might be something you need, please call us at 605-231-2490. Or visit our website.