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Pelvic Floor
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Leakage, painful sex, organ prolapse, & pelvic pain is not uncommon . . . sadly most women NEVER receive appropriate care.
Pelvic floor dysfunction affects 1-in-4 women, and at least 1-in-7 women between the ages of 18-50 suffer from pelvic pain. Unfortunately, only 49% of women receive a formal diagnosis, and most women never receive appropriate treatment

What is pelvic floor dysfunction?

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction refers to a wide range of disorders that result from weakness, tightness, or tears of the pelvic floor musculature. The inability to maximize the function of the pelvic floor musculature can lead to a variety of symptoms that affect our sexual, bladder, and bowel health; and in some cases cause pain. 

When it comes to the pelvic floor, symptoms often range from slightly embarrassing to downright debilitating. 

What causes pelvic floor dysfunctions?
  • The exact cause of Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions are generally unknown. 
  • ​However, history of trauma such as an accident, pregnancy and childbirth, and/or repetitive strenuous pressure to the pelvic floor can contribute to these conditions.
What are some signs my pelvic floor might not be working optimally? 
  • Pelvic pain – dysfunction of the pelvic floor has been known to irritate the nerves that innervate the pelvis and cause pain in the area. Pain from the pelvic floor can manifest in the pelvis or radiate below the belly button, into the tailbone, low back, and lower extremities. ​
  • Urinary symptoms – Incontinence is often a sign that the pelvic floor isn’t behaving optimally. Involuntary loss of urine can occur secondary to pelvic floor weakness, prolapse, pelvic floor hypertonicity, postpartum, and other musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Orthopedic pain – Pain along the low back, hips, groin and/or tailbone can often be secondary to dysfunction in the pelvic floor musculature. Sometimes treatment to the pelvic floor musculature can be the missing treatment consideration for those suffering from chronic LBP and/or hip pain. 
  • ​Prolapse – Pelvic organ prolapse can occur when the pelvic floor is unable to support the pelvic organs (bladder, uterus, and rectum). Because of the pelvic floor inability to support these structures, they begin to slip down and can bulge into the vagina. 
  • ​GI & Bowel Symptoms – Our pelvic floor helps control elimination and can be a contributing factor to bowel dysfunction (ex: constipation, IBS) Furthermore, patients who complain of fecal incontinence, pain with bowel movements or having to strain while going to the bathroom are likely to have a pelvic floor dysfunction. 
  • Sexual Dysfunction – Sexual function is controlled by our pelvic floor. In women, pain with penetration and/or pain following sexual activity is often reported. 

How can The Pelvic Docs help me manage my Pelvic Floor Dysfunction? 

Our women's health, pelvic floor rehabilitation specialist, will go over your medical and birth history and then perform a thorough physical exam. Utilizing specialized test they can determine the mobility, strength, and individualized movement patterns of your pelvic floor to determine what precisely what is causing your symptoms. After your evaluation, together you and your pelvic floor specialist will come up with a plan of care that will meet your needs and put you on the road to recovery.

The following interventions may be used by The Pelvic Doc's Woman’s Health Specialists to help you get your life back:
  • ​Patient education: You'll learn exactly what’s wrong, how long it is going to take to get better, and what you can do at home to help your recovery.
  • Prescriptive exercises: These are designed for your specific presentation so your relief is long-lasting and self-managed.
  • Functional training: Programs designed and tailored specifically so you can enjoy the activities that are important to you and your quality of life.
  • ​​Breathing/relaxation training: Prescribed to restore optimal coordination and activation of the pelvic floor musculature.
  • Soft tissue mobilization: Used to relieve muscle tension and treat adhesions caused by scar tissue, swelling, trauma, and spasms.
  • Joint mobilization: Utilized to loosen restricted joints and increase the range of motion.
  • ​Spinal manipulation techniques: Utilized to restore joint motion, relax muscles, and relieve pain.
  • ​Dry needling: An advanced therapeutic modality that is effective in treating soft-tissue injuries and aiding in the treatment of chronic pain conditions.
  • ​Biofeedback training: Used to help bring body awareness and control to help speed up your recovery.
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Pelvic Floor Specialist: 
Dr. Britnie Hornsby
Pelvic Floor Rehab Phoenix, AZ
OneAccord Physical Therapy Phoenix, AZ
2020 N. Central Ave. Ste L100
Phoenix, AZ  85004
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Casa Grande, AZ 85122
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