Some situations that would benefit greatly from receiving pelvic therapy are:
-Leaking urine when you cough, sneeze, jump on a trampoline
-Painful urination or bowel movements
-Urgent or frequent urination or bowel movements
-Painful intercourse or any kind of sexual dysfunction
-Difficulty stopping or starting urination, bowel movements
-Discomfort/pain in the pelvic region
-Tailbone pain/sacral pain
-Post surgical status from C-section/hysterectomy/ excision/gender reassignment etc.
-Feeling of disconnect to the pelvic region/weakness
-Frequent urinary infections
-History of sexual or emotional abuse
Quite honestly, everyone has a pelvis, both men and women and the pelvis is a key part of motion for all humans, our femurs/leg bones attach to the pelvis, the spine attaches to the pelvis and the pelvic floor muscles are part of our deep core stabilizers, if they aren’t functioning well, it could lead to a whole host of other problems in other parts of the body.
Many people are shy about discussing our basic functions especially when it comes to the pelvic region. Working with the right person who can make you feel comfortable sharing your concerns is super important. It shouldn’t be shameful if you can’t feel your pelvic muscles or activate them.
It’s very common for most people to have some sort of pelvic dysfunction at some point in their lifetime. It’s no fun to suffer in silence, get help. Don’t accept it as normal, most often it can be changed.
Pelvic therapy consists of primarily manual treatments for an array of pelvic floor or GI symptoms. We typically evaluate for faulty mechanics and treat the external soft tissues of the pelvis which includes the sacroiliac region, coccyx, lumbar spine, and hips. We release trigger points in the muscles and restrictions/scar tissue that binds the internal organs, pelvic floor muscles, and more.
We manipulate the tissues both externally and internally to allow better proximity to the tissues in question.
Both men and women can benefit from pelvic therapy to address an array of problems.