Just a Reminder of What a Pelvic PT Is...
Jun 30, 2019
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
- PT added with the pelvic floor muscles
- ie. muscles between the legs, muscles that helps with pooping, peeing, and sex
- Incorporates orthopedic therapy
- ie. lower back, core, hips, legs
- Expertise in musculoskeletal and neuromuscular
- Attentive to exercise progressions, muscle strength, endurance, and coordination
When do you need to see one?
It's important for all women to always have a pelvic floor assessment. More importantly to know and pay attention to what is normal and what is not
- I always recommend that women especially, sees one before getting pregnant, during pregnancy, postpartum, and before menopause
- Diagnosis such as: endometriosis, vulvodynia, chronic pelvic pain with intercourse, diastasis recti, pubic symphysis dysfunction, incontinence, constipation, etc.
What happens during a pelvic floor PT assessment or evaluation?
Everyone does it a little different. The way I do it is:
- Get to know you and and your medical history
- Fill out paper work with questions
- Discuss symptoms you're experiencing (ie. different pains)
- Assess your movements (ie. squats, lunges, walk, strength, range of motion, and flexibility)
- Evaluate your breathing and diaphragm
Then an internal assessment. I make sure you are comfortable.It isn't necessary, however, I would recommend that it is highly beneficial.