Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

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Pelvic Floor Therapy in Metro Atlanta

Pelvic floor physical therapy is a specialized type of therapy that focuses on the muscles, ligaments, and tissues in the pelvic floor region of your body. The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that support important organs like the bladder, uterus (in women), and rectum.

The Process

During pelvic floor physical therapy, a trained therapist will work with you to assess and treat any problems or dysfunctions in your pelvic floor. This therapy is often recommended for people experiencing issues such as urinary or fecal incontinence, pelvic pain, or difficulty with sexual function.

The therapist will start by evaluating your pelvic floor muscles to determine their strength, flexibility, and coordination. They may use techniques like manual palpation or biofeedback to assess the muscle activity. Based on the assessment, the therapist will design a personalized treatment plan for you.

The treatment may involve exercises to strengthen weak muscles or relaxation techniques to release tension in tight muscles. The therapist will guide you through various exercises and techniques to improve your pelvic floor function. They may also provide education on lifestyle modifications, posture, and proper techniques for activities like lifting or toileting.

Pelvic floor physical therapy is a gentle and non-invasive approach to addressing pelvic floor problems. It can help improve muscle control, reduce pain, and restore normal function. The therapy sessions are typically conducted in a private and comfortable setting to ensure your comfort and privacy.

Remember, it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional or pelvic floor specialist to determine if pelvic floor physical therapy is appropriate for your specific condition. They will be able to provide you with tailored guidance and support throughout the therapy process.

The Benefits

Who is PFPT for?

Pelvic floor physical therapy is for a variety of individuals who may be experiencing issues or dysfunctions related to their pelvic floor. It can be beneficial for both men and women of different age groups. Here are some common reasons why people seek pelvic floor physical therapy:

  • Women with postpartum concerns: Pregnancy and childbirth can weaken or damage the pelvic floor muscles, leading to issues like urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, or prolapse. Pelvic floor therapy can help women recover and regain strength in their pelvic floor after giving birth.
  • Men and women with urinary incontinence: Urinary incontinence refers to the involuntary leakage of urine, which can occur due to weak or dysfunctional pelvic floor muscles. Pelvic floor physical therapy can help improve muscle control and reduce episodes of urinary incontinence.
  • Individuals with pelvic pain: Pelvic pain can arise from a variety of causes, such as muscle tension, nerve irritation, or past injuries. Pelvic floor therapy can address these underlying issues, relieve pain, and restore normal function.
  • People with sexual dysfunction: Pelvic floor muscles play a crucial role in sexual function. Problems like erectile dysfunction or pain during intercourse can be related to pelvic floor issues. Pelvic floor physical therapy can help address these concerns and improve sexual health.
  • Individuals with pelvic organ prolapse: Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the pelvic organs, such as the bladder, uterus, or rectum, descend or shift out of their normal positions. Pelvic floor therapy can provide strengthening exercises and strategies to support the pelvic organs and alleviate symptoms.
  • Pre- and post-surgical patients: Pelvic floor physical therapy may be recommended before or after certain surgeries, such as prostate surgery or hysterectomy, to optimize pelvic floor function and aid in recovery.

It’s important to consult with a healthcare professional or pelvic floor specialist who can assess your specific condition and determine if pelvic floor physical therapy is appropriate for you. They will be able to provide personalized guidance and treatment based on your individual needs. Call our office to schedule a consultation at (678) 321-7227.

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