Both men and women experience issues in the pelvic region of the body. Frequent trips to the bathroom, constipation, urine leakage, cramps, pain when sitting, and pain during intercourse are some of the common complaints we hear related to pelvic floor dysfunction. Too often, individuals keep these issues to themselves, missing out on help that is available through pelvic floor physical therapy.
How Physical Therapy Can Help Bowel, Bladder, & Reproductive System
The pelvic region of the body is complex. It sits in the cradle of your pelvic bones and includes an intricate web of muscular tissues supporting your spine and multiple organs in that area. When muscles weaken or there is skeletal misalignment in the pelvic region, symptoms of these dysfunctions can manifest themselves in several ways. By treating the muscular-skeletal dysfunctions, our therapists can often help restore healthy function to the other parts of the body.
Some types of pelvic floor dysfunction that may be helped by the therapists at Apex, include:
- Incontinence (leakage of bowel or bladder)
- Pelvic pain
- Prenatal-postnatal fitness & rehabilitation
- Men’s reproductive health (post-prostatectomy)
- Pediatric bowel/bladder (bedwetting)
- Prolapsed uterus
- Abdominal pain & discomfort
- Digestive issues
A Unique Approach to Pelvic Floor Rehab
As with all of our treatment plans, our approach to pelvic floor rehab is customized to the individual and may include a variety of techniques to achieve the best results possible. Depending on the issues being treated, your Apex treatment plan may include: pelvic manual therapy, education and training related to pelvic floor muscle control, hip physical therapy, visceral manipulation or other treatments Apex offers.
Your goals will always direct our approach to treatment. The physical therapists and massage therapists at Apex Physical Therapy & Wellness Center will partner with you in the development of your individual treatment plan. Consider Apex your Pelvic Floor Center and contact us at one of our three North Dakota locations – Fargo, Jamestown, and LaMoure.