Pelvic health is a broad term that encompasses the health of the pelvic organs and tissues, including the bladder, uterus, ovaries, and rectum. It also refers to the muscles, ligaments, and nerves in the pelvis.
Problems with pelvic health can lead to urinary incontinence, sexual dysfunction, and pelvic pain. Occupational therapists can help treat these problems by teaching patients how to properly perform activities of daily living, such as how to correctly lift and carry objects, how to sit and stand without putting unnecessary strain on the pelvic muscles, and how to perform exercises that strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.
Restorative Solutions offers the following treatments for pelvic health:
- Behavior Modification
- Patient Education
- Trigger Point Release
- Myofascial Release
- Modalities Pelvic Floor Exercise (Not just Kegels)
- Pain Management
Overactive Pelvic Floor Muscles Associated with:
- Voiding problems
- obstructed defecation (constipation)
- sexual dysfunction (dyspareunia, erectile dystractes pelvic pain
Underactive Pelvic floor Muscles Associated with:
- Urinary, gas, fecal leakage
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- low back pain.
Functions of Pelvic Floor:
- Continence (Bladder & Bowel)
- Support organs
- Lumbopelvic motor control
- Sexual function