What is pelvic floor rehab?
Do I have a pelvic floor pain?
Everyone has a pelvic floor! According to the National Health and Nutritional Exam Survey, 1 in 3 American women reported at least one pelvic floor disorder in the last decade. These dysfunctions can be both debilitating and embarrassing. With the rise in awareness and education, conservative treatment can help ameliorate pelvic floor dysfunction including incontinence, organ prolapse and sexual dysfunction. Schedule an evaluation to see how pelvic floor PT can help you!
Just like any other muscles, the pelvic floor can be weak, overactive, uncoordinated or have trigger points. Treatment may include myofascial release, strengthening, down-training techniques, motor control and biomechanics training. Biofeedback is a tool we can use to retrain your muscles and your motor control – remember, the pelvic floor can be weak, but also overactive!
The Initial Evaluation typically runs about 60 minutes with your physical therapist. You will review past medical history, as well as history leading to your primary complaint. An orthopedic exam will be assessed to clear all external musculoskeletal structures surrounding the pelvic floor including the hips, lumbar spine and sacroiliac joint. It may be necessary to have the therapist perform and internal evaluation which is performed by observing and/or palpating the perineal region including the vagina and/or rectum. Skin condition, reflexes, strength, muscle tone, and PF function will be assessed: these tests and measures are necessary to arrive at the appropriate diagnosis and prognosis.
Our goal and approach is to provide patients with the best functional customized treatment plans- with emphasis on personalized attention and commitment to excellence that distinguish MAYWOOD PHYSICAL THERAPY AND Rehab Center as one of the premier providers of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in Bergen County, New Jersey.