What is the rehabilitation of the pelvic floor?
Do I have pelvic floor pain? Everyone has a pelvic floor! According to the National Health and Nutritional Exam Survey, 1 in 3 US women reported at least one pelvic floor disorder in the last decade. These dysfunctions can be both debilitating and embarrassing. With increasing awareness and education, conservative treatment can help alleviate pelvic floor dysfunction, including urinary incontinence, organ prolapse and sexual dysfunction. Plan your assessment to see how the pelvic floor can help you!
Like other muscles, the pelvic floor may be weak, overactive, uncoordinated or have trigger points. Treatment may include Myofascial Pain release, reinforcement, down training techniques, motor control and biomechanical training. Biofeedback is a tool that we can use to retrain the muscles and motor control remember that the pelvic floor may be weak, but also overactive!
The initial assessment usually takes about 60 minutes with a physical therapist. You will review your past medical history as well as the history leading to the primary complaint. An orthopedic examination will be assessed to remove all external musculoskeletal structures that surround the pelvic floor, including the Hip Pain and lumbar spine and sacroiliac joint.
It may be necessary to conduct a therapist and carry out an internal assessment, which is performed by observing and palpating the crotch area, including the vagina and the rectum. The condition of the skin, reflexes, strength, muscle tone and PF function will be assessed: these tests and measures are necessary to obtain the correct diagnosis and prognosis.
Our goal and approach are to provide patients with the best functional treatment plans tailored to individual needs with emphasis on personal attention and commitment to excellence that distinguish Emerson Physical Therapy & Rehab Center as one of the primary providers of physical therapy and rehabilitation in Bergen County, New Jersey.