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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:

Initial assessment

  1. Get to know you and and your medical history 
  2. Fill out paper work with questions 
  3. Discuss symptoms you're experiencing (ie. different pains)
  4. Assess your movements (ie. squats, lunges, walk, strength, range of motion, and flexibility)
  5. 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.

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