What is Pelvic Health Physical Therapy?
March 9, 2021 – Did you know Pelvic Health Physical Therapy used to be commonly referred to as Women’s Health? Why the change you may ask? Pelvic Health Physical Therapy covers disorders of the pelvis and abdomen for both men and women. Previously, this area of physical therapy mainly treated pre-natal and post-natal disorders. Since then, pelvic PT covers so much more! Here are some common examples:
- Incontinence of bowel & bladder
- Pelvic Pain
- Diastasis Recti
- Pre and post-natal issues
- Pain with intercourse
- Breast Cancer
Many of these disorders are “common” but not “normal”. For example, if you are experiencing pre-natal or post-natal leakage, do not brush it off. This could be the start of a lifelong disorder and it is best to address these issues early on before they could persist or get worse. It you have a diastasis recti or abdominal hernia repair a physical therapist can help you learn proper lifting techniques and retrain the abdominal and postural muscles to help regain strength and prevent re-tearing.
Pelvic health physical therapy is for all ages and genders. Everyone has a pelvic floor and abdominal muscles that can experience dysfunction. If you are experiencing any of these issues or have any concerns give the therapists at Witte Physical Therapy a call in Louisville at 402-234-3333, in Plattsmouth at 402-298-4747, and in Hooper at 402-654-2121. Pelvic health PT could be right for you.