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Women’s health physical therapy treats pelvic floor issues

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Women are far more likely to develop pelvic floor dysfunction and other pelvic floor issues, and this is no less true for women living in New Bern, North Carolina. In fact, an article published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reported that almost 24% of U.S. women have some form of pelvic floor disorder. One option you should consider if you have pelvic floor dysfunction is women’s health physical therapy. 

What is pelvic floor dysfunction?

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that run from the tailbone to the pubic bone. These muscles also stretch between the sitting bones of your hips. Some people have described the pelvic floor as looking like a round hammock. The job of these muscles is to support structures like the bladder, bowel and uterus. Pelvic floor dysfunction is a condition where the pelvic floor muscles are too tense, and this can cause you to experience a number of symptoms. 

What are the symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction?

There are several symptoms women may notice if they have pelvic floor dysfunction. For instance, the issues you have relaxing the pelvic floor muscles can make it harder to go to the bathroom. Lower back pain can also be a sign of pelvic floor dysfunction. Other people report feeling pain in the front, back or sides of the pelvic area. You may also experience muscle spasms in other pelvic muscles because they’re constantly straining against the tight pelvic floor muscles. 

How can women’s health physical therapy help?

Women’s health physical therapy is one way New Bern residents can treat pelvic floor dysfunction. This type of therapy is performed by specially trained therapists, and it uses a number of components to help you. For example, part of your therapy will be learning more about this condition and how it’s affecting your body. Therapists will help you look at behaviors that can be modified to help your pelvic floor dysfunction. Your therapy can include therapeutic exercises and stretches designed to help reduce tension in the pelvic floor muscles. 

Find women’s health physical therapy at Peak Performance in New Bern, NC

Peak Performance has a clinic here in New Bern that can help you find the women’s health physical therapy you’re looking for. Our therapists who specialize in women’s health are trained to deal with a number of issues, including pelvic floor dysfunction. The women’s health therapists on our team are also proud to be members of the women’s health section of the American Physical Therapy Association. 

Don’t let women’s health issues continue to make your life miserable. Contact us today for more information about how we can help or to schedule an initial appointment. 

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