EMH PT has been successfully treating thousands of patients with pelvic floor dysfunctions for over 18 years.
What is the Pelvic Floor?
The Pelvic Floor is part of the core stabilizers which includes:
- The Transverse Abdominals - deepest and lowest abdominal muscles
- The Multifidi-the deepest spine muscles
- The Iliopsoas- deep fibers of the anterior hip muscles.
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction is the pain and disruption of bladder, bowel &/or sexual function due to restrictions of the muscles and nerves of the pelvis. It can affect men, women, and children.
Pelvic Floor Symptoms
The three most common Pelvic Floor Symptoms are:
1) urinary (leaking, urgency, frequency, hesitancy, bladder and urethral pain);
2) bowel (constipation, incontinence, straining, rectal pain)
3) sexual (Women: painful intercourse, vaginismus, vestibular pain. Men: erectile dysfunction, testicular and penile pain/numbness)
People who experience ongoing core weakness, persistent back, hip and groin pain may have an underlying pelvic floor condition.
Studies show that a significant number of people with one or combination of pelvic floor symptoms may feel too embarrassed to discuss their sexual, urinary and bowel issues with their health care practitioners, thinking that they have to "live with it", or their symptoms are a "normal part of aging". These beliefs couldn't be further from the truth! Many health care practitioners don't ask detailed questions to learn if you have a pelvic floor issue.
Many patients with pelvic floor dysfunction have consulted a large number of physicians in a variety of specialties, without getting relief or a clear understanding of their condition. This is due to the lack of medical schools teaching the future doctors how dysfunctional pelvic muscles, nerves, fascia and joints can cause pain and disruption of pelvic floor function. In the past 10 years, have physical therapists specializing in pelvic floor dysfunction and chronic pain, have discovered that tight, weak, spasmed, uncoordinated muscles of the pelvic floor, lower abdominals, lumbar spine and hips were the primary cause for a wide range of pelvic floor symptoms. The brain and nervous system are major contributors for ongoing symptoms and pain. By implementing some of our self-help techniques, you can retrain the brain. Our own experiences at EMH Physical Therapy, with the thousands of patients we have healed, demonstrates that physical therapy can provide understanding, education, effective treatment and relief of pelvic floor symptoms.
(212)288-2242 or email email@example.com to schedule a PT appointment or ask a question to our director, EVELYN HECHT, PT, ATC