Hill Country Pelvic Health
WHAT IS PELVIC FLOOR DYSFUNCTION?
The pelvic floor is a bowl-shaped group of muscles, fascia and ligaments that that sit at the base of the pelvis. This system both supports our pelvic organs (the bladder, uterus and the rectum) and closes the openings. It also plays a role in posture, hip stability and core stability.
The pelvic floor helps us to control our bowel and bladder. When the muscles, ligaments and fascia that support pelvic organs don’t work as they should, this can lead to symptoms like:
Frequent urination or an urgent need to go to the bathroom
Pain during intercourse
Pelvic pain or pressure
Pelvic organ prolapse
Pain with pregnancy
Tailbone, lower back, or hip pain
ARE PELVIC FLOOR DYSFUNCTIONS COMMON?
Yes! At least 1/3 of all women (and half of women over age 55) will experience a pelvic floor disorder. Because it is so common, we have been tricked into believing our symptoms must be normal or we just have to live with them.
Pelvic floor PT can help.
If you or someone you love struggle with pelvic pain or the symptoms listed above, call us at 830.428.3044.
HOW CAN PHYSICAL THERAPY HELP?
Pelvic floor disorders are common but that does not make them normal! You don’t have to live with the symptoms. Angie Nesrsta is a physical therapist specialty trained in pelvic floor disorders. She will help patients identify the problem with their pelvic floor and develop a customized treatment plan to correct the issue.
Pelvic floor therapy is a non-surgical solution that may include:
Exercises to identify and strengthen the pelvic floor
Core strengthening exercises
Soft tissue mobilization and myofascial release to address muscle imbalance
Proper breath and relaxation techniques
Self-care education including diet and lifestyle changes that can help improve symptoms.
Biofeedback techniques to improve muscle contraction and relaxation
Electrical stimulation to improve awareness and strengthen muscles