Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Specialists
When you recognize the symptoms, see your team of top rated pelvic floor physical therapists. Instead of surgery, opt for pelvic floor therapy at TRI Physical Therapy in Brooklyn. Among other pelvic floor pt treatments, you’ll get exercises to strengthen and train your pelvic floor muscles. Physical therapy for pelvic pain involves a treatment plan that targets your lower abdomen.
Unfortunately, many with pelvic floor dysfunction delay getting help and suffer needlessly. Don’t be one of them.Seek pelvic floor therapy or visit our physical therapy for pelvic floor specialists if you notice any symptoms including:
- Frequent urination
- Unexplained constipation
- Lower back pain
- Pain in your pelvis
- Pain during sexual intercourse
What Is Pelvic Floor Therapy PT?
Pelvic floor physical therapy in Brooklyn (aka pelvic floor pt) helps correct your pelvic floor muscles, which may be the cause of many different diseases. Physical therapy for pelvic floor entails biofeedback and various exercises to improve the strength and function of the muscles that support the pelvic organs and span the bottom of the pelvis. These muscles support the bladder, urethra and other organs within the pelvis and may be damaged or lose strength and tone due to childbirth, aging, illness, surgery, or other conditions.
Depending on your diagnosis, your doctor may recommend pelvic floor pt treatment sessions once or twice a week for a set period of time. Pelvic floor rehabilitation can treat various sexual problems by improving chronic vaginal or pelvic pain along with urinary incontinence. You typically need several months of pelvic floor physical therapy in our Brooklyn PT center to achieve desired results. Your experienced pelvic floor therapist at TRI Physical Therapy in Brooklyn has all the tools and knowledge to help you overcome weak or damaged pelvic muscles.
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How Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Affects You
Understanding pelvic floor dysfunction helps you get the right treatment. Your pelvic floor consists of muscles and connective tissues that stretch from your tailbone to your pubic bone. In the middle are internal organs like your bladder, bowels, and rectum. Women have a uterus and vagina, while men have a prostate gland.
Your pelvic muscles contract and relax when you urinate, during bowel movements and during sexual intercourse.
If your pelvic muscles are weak or tear away from the connective tissues, the muscles don’t function properly. Often this leads to your muscles tightening continually. If the muscles don’t relax, it can cause pain and difficulty when moving your hips and pelvis.
Risk Factors for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Monitor your symptoms, and find pelvic floor dysfunction treatment if they worsen. While the condition can have many causes, certain lifestyle choices may be a factor in your experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction.
For example, you may be at risk for pelvic floor dysfunction if you:
- Are overweight
- Smoke often
- Have bad posture while standing or sitting
- Are pregnant or have just given birth
- Exercise, especially bicycling, with incorrect form
When you seek help from a pelvic floor physical therapist in Brooklyn, you first get an examination to discover which muscles are causing your medical condition. Only then can your therapist design a pelvic floor dysfunction treatment or pelvic floor pt plan suitable for your age, weight, and goal. There are many options for treatment modalities; you may need a combination of pelvic floor therapy treatments.
Treating Your Pelvic Floor Muscles with Physical Therapy (PT)
Your pelvic floor therapy often starts with education. You learn what caused your pelvic floor dysfunction. You learn about the pelvic floor pt, surrounding organs and where the pelvic muscles are situated in your body.
Your pelvic floor pt physical therapist helps you understand why certain actions — like clenching your buttocks or not relieving yourself when you need to go — can aggravate your condition and lead to incontinence. Visit pelvic floor therapy specialists or pelvic floor pt’s to prevent this from occurring.
Common pelvic floor physical therapy treatment modalities include:
- Pelvic floor muscle training. These strategic exercises train your pelvic muscles to respond appropriately. Along with breathing exercises, you learn how to contract and relax your pelvic muscles through repetition.
- Manual therapy. This is a one-on-one approach, incorporating massages and stretching exercises to boost your blood circulation, improve your posture and increase flexibility.
- Myofascial pelvic pain treatment. Often chronic, myofascial pelvic pain requires hands-on, pressure-release therapy to loosen up the muscles. Treatment may also involve dry needling for deep tissue therapy, a technique in which thin needles are inserted into your skin at specific points to help release muscle tension.
- Electrical stimulation. Done in appropriate places, this technique makes your muscles twitch, allowing the tightness to dissolve and loosen. This therapy is especially useful for those with weak muscles. You feel the effect from the very first session.
- Biofeedback. This modality involves devices to train women and men on how to exercise their muscles. Special sensors connect to a computer monitor to help your therapist understand where your pain is. Through feedback, the muscles and surrounding tissues are desensitized.
- Trigger point therapy. This treatment deals with finding your pain areas and applying stimulus — either through hands or devices — to make your muscles relax. You may feel relief from the first session.
Do you have any questions about pelvic floor therapy we offer in Brooklyn NY? Would you like to schedule an appointment with the best pelvic floor physical therapists of TRi Physical Therapy? Please contact our office for consultation with the pelvic floor pt.