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What is Pelvic Health Physical Therapy?

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles and connective tissue that attaches from the front of our pelvis, out to our hips and back to our tailbone or coccyx area. The pelvic floor is a very important and critical part of our body that often gets overlooked, isolated or over-simplified.

So, why don’t we call it Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy or Women’s Health Physical Therapy?

Because it is so much more than that (and also, men and kiddos have a pelvic floor too!)! The pelvic floor is responsible for ensuring that we have normal bowel and bladder function, sexual function, it supports our viscera (our organs) and aides in breathing mechanics, pelvic and core stability.

Pelvic Health Physical Therapy is a specialization of physical therapy that includes assessment and treatment of not only the pelvic floor but also your breathing mechanics, core activation, bowel and bladder function and sexual function. We also assess for changes in structures such as a diastasis recti, pelvic organ prolapse or disruption caused from scar tissue.

During the assessment and treatment, we will discuss what is normal and what imbalances you may have that are causing your concern or your dysfunction.

Contact us to learn more today!

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