What is the rehabilitation of the pelvic floor?
Do I have pelvic floor pain?
Everyone has a pelvic floor! According to the National Health and Nutritional Exam Survey, 1 in 3 US women reported at least one pelvic floor disorder in the last decade. These dysfunctions can be both debilitating and embarrassing. With increasing awareness and education, conservative treatment can help alleviate pelvic floor dysfunction, including urinary incontinence, organ prolapse, and sexual dysfunction. Plan your assessment to see how the pelvic floor can help you!
Like other muscles, the pelvic floor may be weak, overactive, uncoordinated, or have trigger points. Treatment may include myofascial release, reinforcement, down-training techniques, motor control, and biomechanical training. Biofeedback is a tool that we can use to retrain the muscles and motor control - remember that the pelvic floor may be weak, but also overactive!
The initial assessment usually takes about 60 minutes with a Physical Therapist. You will review your past medical history as well as the history leading to the primary complaint. The condition of the skin, reflexes, strength, muscle tone and PF function will be assessed: these tests and measures are necessary to obtain the correct diagnosis and prognosis.
Our goal and approach is to provide patients with the best functional treatment plans tailored to your individual needs - with emphasis on personal attention and commitment to excellence that distinguish Bergenfield Physical Therapy as one of the primary providers of physical therapy and rehabilitation in Bergen County, New Jersey.