There are a lot of misconceptions about pelvic physical therapy. The truth is that a lot of people have never even heard of pelvic floor therapy before. For individuals who need this form of therapy, the exercises and routines that they go through are an essential part of their medical care. Pelvic floor therapy can be beneficial for men, women, and in some cases even children.
One of the misconceptions that people have about pelvic floor therapy is that it is only something that women use as a result of childbirth. However, when you talk to therapists and doctors who work with this procedure, they will tell you that only a small percentage of the patients who they treat are postpartum women. The symptoms that these people experience range from urinary incontinence to pelvic pain as well as penile or testicular pain.
Pelvic floor strengthening and pelvic floor therapy are not for everyone. Another misconception is that if a person has some sort of incontinence, then the first thing they need is pelvic floor therapy. And while this therapy might work in a lot of cases, usually when a person has urinary incontinence, it means that their entire urinary system is experiencing some dysfunction.
If a person has an irritated pelvic floor or if their pelvic floor is shortened, it may be hard for them to hold back urine. In order to get better, we may include pelvic floor strengthening exercises as well as exercises to increase the flexibility of your pelvic floor.
Massage therapy might be included in pelvic floor treatments. This is because when the muscles in your pelvic floor are tight or when they have been pushed beyond their limits, they need to be relaxed as a way of alleviating tension. Massage techniques can do that, and they can make your muscles more receptive to other techniques that are used during the massage therapy procedure.
Your pelvis is the center of your body. It controls your movement, it controls your power and it plays a role in your flexibility. When your pelvis is not working correctly or when your pelvic floor is not functioning properly, it is going to affect just about every aspect of your life.
Pelvic floor therapy at Fort Worth Center for Pelvic Medicine is an excellent way for you to get facets of your life back that pelvic floor disorders may have caused you to lose. We are proud to offer this and many other specialized services, such as MonaLisa Touch® treatment. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Fort Worth.