What is Pelvic Floor Therapy?
Pelvic floor therapy is more common than you think, as it is also something that most people don’t tend to talk about much. Pelvic floor therapy can address the following conditions including:
Our pelvic floor muscles do their job silently, allowing us to function without interruption to assist with bowel function, bladder function, and sexual function. Plus, they contribute significantly to our core strength which allows our low back to function without difficulty. However, most people do absolutely nothing to ensure the good health of these very important muscles. On top of that, many do not even know that these muscles exist, let alone how to keep them healthy, and use them appropriately during our daily activities.
Assessing the pelvic floor without doing an internal exam is like a physiotherapist or an orthopaedic surgeon doing a knee exam through a pair of jeans. Treating any other part of the body without touching the affected body part to see which muscles are weak or tight, and how the joints move and glide would be completely unacceptable.
The physiotherapist who carries out this work is a highly trained, sensitive professional who will discuss these issues with you thoroughly before carrying out your treatment. Internal palpation is an integral part of treating your pelvic floor and is the gold standard, so accept nothing less.
Our physical therapist, Carolyn Delkus, has taken numerous courses pertaining to Pelvic Health.
To schedule a pelvic assessment, contact our friendly team at Bayshore Physical Therapy.