Men & Women Pelvic Health

Millions of Americans are suffering from pelvic floor dysfunction, yet for most, the disease goes unidentified and untreated. Statistics say that 1 out of every 5 Americans (of every age) suffer from some type of pelvic floor dysfunction at some time in their life. Over 25 million Americans suffer from urinary incontinence alone or involuntary loss of urine. And it is not just a “women’s” disorder; men and children can have pelvic floor dysfunction as well.

Pelvic floor dysfunction refers to a wide range of problems that occur when the muscles of the pelvic floor are weak, tight, or there is an impairment of the sacroiliac (SI) joint, low back, coccyx and/or hip joint. The tissues surrounding the pelvic organs may have increased or decreased sensitivity and/or irritation resulting in pelvic pain. Many times, the underlying cause of pelvic pain is difficult to determine.

These conditions may be due to infections (usually undiagnosed), pregnancy or childbirth, insidious onset, poor posture from chronic low back or SI dysfunction, trauma (e.g., bad fall), or a result of surgery. The pelvic floor is made up of muscles and other tissues that form a sling from the pubic bone to the tailbone. They assist in supporting the abdominal and pelvic organs, and help to control bladder, bowel and sexual activity.

Description: diagram of the anatomy of pelvic floor

Anatomy of the Pelvic Floor
The physical therapists at Beyond Basics are experts in designing PT and rehab regimens to treat pelvic pain and PFD. Patients are referred to us because they have one or more of the following problems:

Treatment may include:

Description: Treatment may include: external and internal soft tissue mobilization, biofeedback, deep tissue massage, connective tissue manipulation, electrical stimulation, TENS, heat and cold therapy, trigger point release, visceral manipulation, myofascial releasse

We encourage treatment to be multidisciplinary and holistic. We offer help with stress management, nutritional counseling, massage therapy, support groups and psychological services. Read more about complementary services.

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