For women, we treat issues across the spectrum of women’s health. From puberty to post-menopause, we assist in any changes and issues that may arise. Our goal is to promote wellness throughout your life so that you can live life fully and abundantly. We use a variety of methods to assess your body and to compose an individualized approach to healing and wellness for you.
Pelvic floor physical therapy can assist with increasing blood flow and improving the health of your reproductive organs. Visceral mobilization and adhesion and scar work help to stimulate the organs to function in a healthy way. We can also help correct any mechanical dysfunction of the pelvis or soft tissue in the pelvic floor that may be affecting the ability to conceive.
Pregnancy & Post-Partum
There are numerous body changes during pregnancy and postpartum that are essential for a successful pregnancy and delivery of your baby. We come along beside you throughout this time to help your body carry and deliver your baby in a healthy, empowered way.
Pelvic pain and symphysis pubic pain are very common due to the shift in hormones to help your pelvis ready itself for delivery. We help your body adjust to these changes and provide manual therapy releases and specific exercises to help your body continue to support your baby throughout your pregnancy. Pain should never be “normal” or endured throughout your pregnancy.
For birthing readiness, we utilize manual techniques/cueing and assist with alignment to help you understand contraction and relaxation of the muscles of delivery (the pelvic floor and abdominals). We can also help align your pelvis so that your body can move throughout the necessary planes of movement during delivery.
Recovery postpartum can include strategies to regain muscle tone in the abdominal wall and pelvic floor - muscles that create your internal girdle of support and are responsible for bowel, bladder and sexual dysfunction. Rib and pelvis realignment is crucial after delivery as many women have difficulty returning to pre-pregnancy alignment. This affects breathing and blood pressure as well as the ability to contract the pelvic floor musculature correctly.
Some women have pelvic pain from scars (c-section, episiotomy), as well as fallen organs or prolapse. Also, the weakened muscle of the abdominal "core" may cause you to change the mechanics of daily tasks, causing low back pain, posture changes, and difficulty performing daily tasks.
This care is so beneficial and life-changing. Care can begin 6-8 weeks postpartum and will be catered and focused on you. Babies are welcome to attend our sessions, and we will assist you in any way so that you can receive the care that you need.
Intercourse should never be painful, but if it is, we can help. The vaginal canal is a complex muscular system that can spasm (just like any other muscle group in the body) causing pain and disruption in your sensory system. We utilize manual techniques and stretches that alleviate the tension and trigger points and teach you stretches to continue your progress at home as well. Painful intercourse is extremely common and greatly improves with treatment.
We offer men relief from pelvic pain (abdominal, rectal, penile, scrotal/testicular), tailbone pain, groin pain, low back pain, hip pain, post-prostatectomy issues, bowel dysfunction (constipation, incontinence, pain) erectile dysfunction, incontinence, and a number of other issues.
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