Pelvic floor rehab and treatment in Grandville, MI

Pelvic Pain

Pelvic floor rehab and treatment is a newer discipline some patients may have difficulty discussing. For many women, chronic pelvic pain can adversely affect their daily lives. Fortunately, the Grandville, Michigan, clinic of Advent Physical Therapy is here to explain pelvic floor rehab, treatment and its benefits.

What is the pelvic floor?

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that run from the pubic bone in the front to the coccyx at the base of your spine in the back. These muscles support the bladder, uterus and bowel. Pelvic floor muscles control the anal sphincter, the flow urine from the urethra and aid in sexual function.

What conditions can pelvic floor rehab treat?

Like any other muscle group, the pelvic floor muscles can become tight or inflamed causing pain. Pelvic floor rehab is effective for treating several conditions including:

  • Incontinence and bladder control
  • Endometriosis
  • Constipation
  • Pain after abdominal surgery

In addition, pelvic floor treatment is helpful for pregnant women to strengthen the muscles used during childbirth. This can make delivery easier and help prevent the need for a cesarean section delivery. Pelvic floor rehab is also useful postpartum to aid in recovery of tissue damaged during childbirth.

How does physical therapy treat pelvic pain?

The goal of physical therapy for pelvic floor rehab is to improve strength and function in the pelvic floor muscles. Patients will often use large therapy balls to perform exercises that isolate the core and abdominal muscles. Manual therapy and stretching is useful to help increase range of motion and ease tension.

Meditative breathing exercises can train the body to engage the diaphragm to relax and lengthen pelvic floor muscles. The physical therapist may also teach relaxation techniques to reduce tension in the pelvis.

Scheduling pelvic floor rehab with Advent Physical Therapy

It can be embarrassing to discuss pelvic floor pain, but Advent Physical Therapy wants to help remove the stigma of talking about it and help patients with their pelvic dysfunction. If you are in the Grandville area, contact us today to schedule your initial appointment and discuss your pelvic floor rehab and treatment options.