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Pelvic Floor x OTBPT

What is the Pelvic Floor?

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation is a specialized area of physical therapy that focuses on the muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues of the pelvic floor. The pelvic floor is a group of muscles and tissues that form a supportive sling at the base of the pelvis, playing a crucial role in supporting pelvic organs, controlling bowel and bladder function, and contributing to sexual health.

Pelvic floor dysfunction can manifest in various ways, leading to symptoms such as pelvic pain, urinary or bowel incontinence, sexual dysfunction, and more. Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation involves the assessment and treatment of these issues through a combination of targeted exercises, manual techniques, and education. 

Common symptoms?

Pelvic Pain: Discomfort or pain in the pelvic region, which may be constant or intermittent.

Urinary Incontinence: Involuntary leakage of urine, especially during activities like coughing, sneezing, or exercising.

Bowel Incontinence: Difficulty controlling bowel movements or experiencing involuntary bowel leakage.

Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Sensation of pressure or a bulging feeling in the pelvic area, often related to the descent of pelvic organs like the bladder, uterus, or rectum.

Dyspareunia: Painful sexual intercourse, which can be attributed to pelvic floor muscle tension or other issues.

Constipation: Difficulty passing stools or infrequent bowel movements.

Frequent Urination: The need to urinate more often than usual, which may also include waking up at night to urinate.

Incomplete Emptying of the Bladder or Bowels: Feeling like you haven't completely emptied your bladder or bowels after using the restroom.

Pelvic Muscle Tension: Tightness or spasms in the pelvic floor muscles, leading to discomfort.

Back Pain: Chronic lower back pain that may be associated with pelvic floor dysfunction.

Pain in the Hips or Groin: Discomfort in the hip or groin area, often linked to pelvic floor issues.

Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs): Frequent episodes of UTIs may be indicative of pelvic floor dysfunction.

How can we help you?

At Off The Block Physical Therapy, we are dedicated to providing specialized care for Pelvic Floor Rehab. Our team of experienced therapists is passionate about helping individuals improve their pelvic floor health and overcome common issues. With personalized treatment plans and a holistic approach, we strive to empower our patients to live their best lives! 

Call or text us at (864)-633-9272 to schedule an evaluation at our Central, SC or Easley, SC clinic!

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