Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Specialists
Do you have trouble with incontinence or ineffective bowel control? Pelvic floor muscle training can improve your quality of life and decrease your discomfort. Pelvic floor training, in a spa-like setting, is designed for comfort and function.
Your local physical therapist relies on holistic treatments. Doctors at TriPT teach you how to regain control and help you get back to an active life. The goal of our one-on-one, hands-on approach is for you to reach your peak performance. Our pelvic physiotherapists are among the best in the region. We use the latest technological advancements and techniques to relieve your pelvic pain. Visit our pelvic floor physiotherapy center. Meet our leading PT doctor Anna Fyodorova, MS, PT, DPT, MBA.
You don’t have to live with weak bladder control. There are physical therapy treatments that can save you from embarrassing accidents. No medically invasive procedures are necessary!
Pelvic floor muscle training is a specialized form of pelvic floor physiotherapy that aims to strengthen muscles in your pelvic area.
The targeted muscles include those under your bladder, bowel, or uterus. Strengthening these muscles can help with pelvic pain or urinary or bowel control problems.
Bladder or bowel leakage affects both men and women. In reality, at our Brooklyn TRI PT clinic, most people will benefit from physiotherapy training.
HOW TO TARGET YOUR PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLES?
To strengthen your pelvic diaphragm muscles, you need to identify which muscles to target. Your physical therapist can help you identify these muscles. To do this we employ the use of different kinds of feedback devices.
One example of a device used for this PT is a biofeedback device. Your PT places electrodes on your body. She asks you to contract your pelvic floor. Your physical therapist evaluates signals sent to the computer. The results can point to whether you’re contracting the right muscles. With that information, your physical therapist guides you to make changes.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF PELVIC FLOOR WEAKNESS?
Women, in particular, may have muscle problems in the pelvic area. These muscle problems can lead to pain during intercourse. But men may feel painful jabs during sex as well. In some cases, the cause of this pain is that the muscles in the pelvic diaphragm are tight. This is a condition known as myofascial pelvic pain. Women with myofascial pelvic pain may experience extreme pain. Pelvic exams, sexual intercourse, and even using tampons becomes unbearable.
Doctors may overlook myofascial pelvic pain. They expect pelvic pain to be caused by organs, not muscles. A trained physiotherapist can treat pelvic pain. A physical therapist performs internal and external manipulation of pelvic floor muscles. Your physical therapist teaches you how to stretch and strengthen the pelvic diaphragm muscles. This helps you with pain during sexual intercourse and pelvic exams. Treatment helps gain better control of your bladder and bowels.
There are other symptoms for both men and women. You may benefit from physical therapy training if you suffer from:
- Leaking urine when you laugh, sneeze, cough or exercise
- Needing to rush to the bathroom- and sometimes not making it in time
- Feeling that you need to go to the bathroom frequently
- Having difficulty emptying your bowel or bladder once you get there
- Losing control and passing wind
- Seeing a prolapse or bulge in your vagina or rectum
- Experiencing general pain in your pelvic area
HOW CAN I BENEFIT FROM PELVIC FLOOR PHYSIOTHERAPY TRAINING?
There are many reasons why you may be having difficulty controlling your bladder and bowels. Some causes of a weak pelvic diaphragm may be present from birth. Most occur as you age. Causes of urinary or bowel incontinence include:
- Pressure from being obese
- Having a long-term, persistent cough
- Straining when having a bowel movement
- Chronic constipation
Strengthening your pelvic floor muscles has several benefits. These include enhancing your bowel and bladder control. Other benefits of pelvic floor exercises include:
- Improved recovery after childbirth
- Lower risk of vaginal prolapse in women
- Faster recovery after prostate surgery in men
- Reduced risk of rectal prolapse
WHICH PELVIC FLOOR TRAINING EXERCISES WILL MY PT USE?
Your therapist at TRi Physical Therapy works with you to teach you proper techniques for pelvic floor training exercises. Some exercises that may be helpful for your pelvic floor muscle training include:
- Squeezing and releasing the pelvic floor muscles
- Kegel exercises, performed by tightening and holding the muscles used in controlling the flow of urine
- Doing bridge pose to strengthen the pelvic diaphragm as well as the buttocks area
- Performing squats, which strengthen your upper legs and buttocks
WHAT ARE SOME HOME EXERCISES FOR PELVIC FLOOR TRAINING I CAN DO?
You can do the pelvic floor training exercises above at any time. You should do them daily. It works best if you work with the help of your physiotherapist and at home. Follow the schedule suggested during your PT training. Throughout the day, tighten your pelvic floor muscles and hold while you count to ten. Relax for a count of ten. Then repeat.
Your physical therapist offers guidance on how many repetitions you should do. Make sure to not overdo it. If you follow your PT’s advice, pelvic floor muscle training can improve problems with incontinence or pelvic pain. For an initial evaluation by a trained therapist, contact TRI Physical Therapy, and schedule an appointment.
Do you have any questions about pelvic floor muscle training? Would you like to schedule an appointment with the best-rated physical therapists? Please contact our office to schedule a consultation with our specialists. Our PTs have years of experience providing physical therapy for the pelvic floor in Brooklyn.