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A common problem is something that occurs frequently, but is not normal; examples include cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, and broken bones.  We often see these conditions, but none of them are normal and we do not generally allow them to ‘run their course’ without treatment.  Pelvic floor dysfunction is a common problem, but it is not a normal problem.  Treatment is readily available.   

A normal change within the body can be temporary or permanent; examples include growth of a pregnant woman’s abdomen, wrinkling of skin and greying of hair as we age, loss of baby teeth and growth of permanent teeth.  There are no treatments for these changes.  

women's pelvic health

For generations, countless women have endured pelvic floor dysfunction, largely under a cloak of silence.  This long-standing silence about pelvic floor dysfunction stems from many things, including general lack of knowledge about the anatomy and proper function of the pelvic region, as well as imposed and learned cultural norms with regard to our reproductive regions.  Casual conversation about these problems has typically been taboo; those who have chosen to step outside of the taboo and ask a healthcare provider about their problem have often been told that it is "normal."  Physical therapists around the world are working to break through the silence and help all women understand that there is no longer any reason to suffer through these problems, especially in silence. Our goal is for every woman to recognize the difference between common problems and normal changes within the body, and understand that pelvic floor dysfunction is not normal!!  Help is available to address these many common, but not normal, problems that so many women have simply accepted as a normal part of life.   

Pelvic floor dysfunction is often the result of muscle weakness or muscle over-activity related to normal life processes such as…

  • Aging
  • Pregnancy
  • Childbirth
  • Localized trauma or surgery
  • Disease processes such as cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Muscular Dystrophy, etc.   
  • Chronically increased abdominal or pelvic pressure found with persistent coughing or poor body mechanics over an extended period of time

…and it can manifest as

  • Urinary incontinence
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Constipation
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Vaginal pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Low back pain
  • Core weakness

Our highly trained, knowledgeable and dedicated therapists recognize that pelvic pain and incontinence are intimate problems that can be debilitating and life altering.  For that reason, we offer discreet and compassionate treatment that empowers each woman with knowledge about her body and condition, effective treatment techniques and lifestyle changes to help her regain her previous quality of life.  Treatment sessions are one-on-one with a female therapist in a private, discreet and supportive setting. 

The conditions listed above are just a smattering of the diagnoses that can be helped through physical therapy; visit our Women’s Pelvic Health Conditions page to see a more extensive list of conditions that can be helped, to some degree, through physical therapy.  Whether your problem is still mild and you want to prevent it from getting worse, or it is more advanced and has become debilitating and restrictive in your daily activities, don’t let another day slip by.  We are waiting for you.  Life is waiting for you.  CALL US TO GET STARTED WITH YOUR THERAPY TODAY!

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