Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Pelvic floor dysfunction affects men and women of all ages and backgrounds and is defined by the inability to control the muscles of your pelvic floor. This painful condition has been linked to events that weaken the pelvic muscles or tear connective tissue.

If you’ve recently given birth, undergone surgery in your pelvic region, suffered nerve damage, or sustained a traumatic injury to that area, you may have developed pelvic floor dysfunction. This condition can make it difficult for you to go to the bathroom as you normally would, sit down comfortably, or even walk.

Balance Physical Therapy in Windham, NH can provide you with the much-needed relief you’ve been searching for. Contact our office today for more information on our therapy services for pelvic floor dysfunction.

Symptoms of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Although every patient’s pain condition is different, oftentimes we hear the same types of complaints when it comes to pelvic floor dysfunction. 

Below is a list of commonly experienced pelvic pain symptoms, as listed on Healthline:

  • urinary issues, such as the urge to urinate or painful urination
  • constipation or bowel strains
  • lower back pain
  • pain in the pelvic region, genitals, or rectum
  • discomfort during sexual intercourse for women
  • pressure in the pelvic region or rectum
  • muscle spasms in the pelvis

If you’re experiencing any or all of these symptoms, it’s time to see a professional about your problem. It’s important to get your pain under control as early as possible so that future problems aren’t created. Pelvic Floor physical therapy at Balance Physical Therapy in Windham, NH can help!

How Can a Pelvic Floor Specialist Help?

When you arrive at our Windham, NH office, one of our pelvic physical therapists will evaluate your medical history and ask you a series of questions regarding your pelvic pain symptoms. They will also perform a thorough evaluation that includes watching you walk, squat, bend over, and breathe, all to observe for any mobility deficits, muscle imbalances,  or postural dysfunction. A pelvic floor examination may also include an internal assessment of strength, endurance, mobility, and tone of the pertinent musculature. This examination is done only with your consent and may be deferred.

Some commonly used treatment methods for pelvic floor dysfunction are as follows:

  • Relaxation techniques. Meditation, yoga, heating packs, or warm baths may be recommended for your rehabilitation.
  • Pelvic floor rehabilitation. During your examination, your Balance Physical Therapy therapist will determine which muscles in your lower back, pelvis, and pelvic floor are too tight. They’ll be able to teach you exercises to stretch these muscles to improve their coordination.
  • Soft tissue mobilization. Your examination will reveal whether muscles are weak, or whether they have increased tone and trigger points. If you have painful trigger points, manual therapy can be performed to help reduce these painful nodules.

Contact Balance Physical Therapy Today

Pelvic floor dysfunction is difficult to handle alone. Rehabilitation can change your life! Here at Balance Physical Therapy, we make it our number one priority to provide our patients with pain relief. If you are suffering from pelvic pain, don’t wait any longer to contact our Windham, NH physical therapy office. 

We’ll help relieve your pelvic pain condition so you can get back to living your life without discomfort.