Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction refers to a wide range of issues that occur when muscles of the pelvic floor are weak, tight, or there is an impairment of the sacroiliac joint, lower back, coccyx, or hip joints.

PELVIC PAIN: Pelvic pain is characterized as pain in the lower abdomen and pelvic area. The pelvic area can include bladder, pelvic floor muscles, rectum and vagina. Pelvic pain can be associated with an array of conditions. Conditions such as endometriosis, vulvodynia, vaginismus, irritable bowel, interstitial cystitis, dysparunia and pelvic muscle syndromes. Physical therapy is one component to treating these conditions.

INCONTINENCE is the involuntary loss of urine. There are many forms of incontinence.

STRESS INCONTINENCE is leakage of small amounts of urine when there is increased pressure on the bladder. This can happen with exercise or with sneezing, coughing, lifting or other activities.

URGE INCONTINENCE is the leakage of medium to large amounts of urine when a person feels a sudden strong urge to urinate.

Mixed Incontinence includes symptoms of both stress and urge incontinence.

Functional INCONTINENCE is urine leakage that occurs when a person cannot get to the toilet in time.