Pelvic Floor, Pelvic Floor Therapy

Reclaim Your Confidence: The Benefits of Pelvic Floor Therapy

The Challenges of Pelvic Floor Issues

Dealing with pelvic floor issues can be distressing and isolating, and it’s common to feel embarrassed and frustrated. Whether you’re struggling with urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, or sexual dysfunction, it can be challenging to know where to turn for help. Fortunately, there is a solution that can help you take control of your pelvic health and improve your quality of life: Pelvic Floor Therapy.

What is Pelvic Floor Therapy?

Pelvic Floor Therapy is a specialized form of Physical Therapy that focuses on the muscles, tissues, and ligaments, bones and fascia that support the pelvic organs. A skilled Physical Therapist who specializes in Pelvic Floor Therapy can help you address a wide range of pelvic floor issues, including urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, digestive problems and more.

The Benefits of Working with Physical Therapist Skilled in Pelvic Floor Therapy

When you work with a skilled Physical Therapist who specializes in Pelvic Floor Therapy, you can expect to experience a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Improved bladder and bowel control
  • Reduced pelvic pain and discomfort
  • Enhanced sexual function
  • Stronger and more flexible pelvic floor muscles
  • Improved posture and alignment
  • Better circulation and nerve function
  • Improved digestion
  • Increase pelvic mobility
At Catalyst Physical Therapy, our team of experienced and compassionate Physical Therapists are dedicated to helping you achieve optimal pelvic health. Whether you’re dealing with pelvic floor issues due to pregnancy, postpartum, menopause, or other factors, we can help you address your symptoms, improve your function, and feel more comfortable and confident in your body.
According to the National Association for Continence, Pelvic Floor Therapy is a highly effective treatment for urinary incontinence, with success rates ranging from 70-80%. With the right guidance and support from a skilled Physical Therapist, you can overcome your pelvic floor issues. You can then enjoy a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life.

The Misconception Pelvic Floor Issues

It’s a common misconception that Pelvic Floor Therapy is only for women. While it’s true that women often experience pelvic floor issues due to pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause, men can also experience pelvic floor dysfunction. This could be due to a variety of factors, including aging, prostate issues, and certain medical conditions. In fact, according to the American Urological Association, up to one-third of men experience urinary incontinence at some point in their lives.

Having A Proper Plan to Obtain Good Pelvic Floor Function

Pelvic floor exercises are a great way to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles and address a variety of pelvic floor issues. However, performing these exercises correctly can be tricky, which is why having a trained Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist is so important. They can help you identify the correct muscles to target and ensure that you are performing the exercises correctly.

Some examples of pelvic floor exercises include:

  • Kegels: Squeeze and hold your pelvic floor muscles for 3-5 seconds, then relax for 3-5 seconds. Repeat this cycle 10-15 times in a row.
  • Bridges: Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground. Squeeze your glutes and lift your hips off the ground, engaging your pelvic floor muscles as you do so.
  • Squats: Stand with your feet hip-width apart and slowly lower yourself into a squat position, engaging your pelvic floor muscles as you do so. Return to standing and repeat.

Having a trained Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist can also help you identify any issues with your pelvic floor muscles and create a personalized exercise plan that is tailored to your needs. We can also teach you how to relax your pelvic floor muscles, which is just as important as strengthening them.

It’s important to note that many pelvic floor exercises can be done at home, making it easy to incorporate them into your daily routine.  A member of our team can teach you how to perform these exercises correctly and provide guidance and support as you work towards optimal pelvic health.

Let’s Take on This Journey Together

At Catalyst Physical Therapy, we work with individuals of all ages to address a wide range of pelvic floor issues and help them achieve optimal pelvic health. Don’t let uneasiness, feeling embarrassed or misinformation prevent you from seeking the care you need.

Our skilled Physical Therapists are here to help you achieve optimal pelvic health, regardless of your gender or age while treating with compassion and great care.Take the first step toward better pelvic health today by contacting Catalyst Physical Therapy to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced Pelvic Floor Physical Therapists. We’re here to help you achieve optimal pelvic health and regain your confidence and quality of life.  Call us at 727-286-8408 or fill out the form below to get started.

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