Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
Pelvic floor dysfunction includes multiple conditions where muscles of the pelvic floor are weak, tight or torn. As a result, symptoms include urinary incontinence, urgency, frequency, constipation, low back pain, pelvic pain, pain during sex, pelvic organ prolapse, and infertility. You do not have to live with any of those conditions. Help is available and you can regain quality of life again!
At Cynergy Physical Therapy we provide a holistic approach tailored to meet your needs. On your initial visit, you will receive a thorough evaluation including a postural, core, hips, spine, and pelvis assessment. We will also perform an external and internal pelvic floor evaluation by assessing muscle tightness, fascial restrictions, pelvic organ prolapse, loss of muscle tone, and weakness.
Treatment includes visceral manipulation, craniosacral therapy, myofascial release, trigger point release, neural manipulation, soft tissue mobilization, biofeedback, joint mobilization, stretching, core stabilization and pelvic floor exercises, home program.
Prenatal And Postpartum Care
During pregnancy a woman’s body undergoes many changes to create a new life. Every system is adapting to support the developing baby. It is common, but not normal to develop pain during pregnancy. Pelvic floor physical therapy can support a woman’s changing body, decrease pain, prepare for labor and delivery, and postpartum healing.
Giving birth is an extremely strenuous event for a woman’s body needs time to recover from trauma. While many women feel recovered by 6-12 weeks, it may take longer than this to feel like yourself again. Many women think the pain, pressure, or discomfort they feel during pregnancy or after their baby arrives is normal and eventually goes away. That is not always true. For those who are symptomatic, pelvic floor physical therapy can assist in your recovery. For those who are asymptomatic, having a pelvic floor evaluation may help you to avoid future problems.
Common but not normal dysfunctions during Pregnancy and Postpartum include:
- Diastasis Recti
- Pain with Sex
- Pelvic Heaviness or Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- C-section and Episiotomy Scarring
- Pelvic/Hip Pain
- Low Back Pain
- Rib Pain
- Abdominal Pain
- Pubic Pain
- Tailbone pain
Visceral manipulation is a gentle manual therapy that helps to locate and resolve abnormal tensions of connective tissue between organs and surrounding structures. Every organ needs to move freely in order to function properly. Trauma, inflammation, diet, surgery, emotional stress, poor posture, environmental toxins, repetitive movements result in decreased tissue mobility leading to pain and dysfunction. Bladder pain, urgency, and frequency could be an example of visceral restriction. Visceral manipulation is very effective for treating low back pain, pelvic pain, gastrointestinal issues, and urogenital dysfunctions. For additional information please visit the Barral Institute website at www.barralinstitute.com
Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on manual therapy that releases tension in the soft tissue that surrounds the central nervous system. Craniosacral Therapy aims to restore natural motion of tissues throughout the body to improve physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Craniosacral Therapy is used for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction. It can be very beneficial during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. For additional information please visit www.upledger.com
Lymph Drainage Therapy
This treatment modality activates and cleanses your body’s fluid system while stimulating the immune system. The body can then more effectively filter out toxins and assist itself in healing. The proper functioning of lymphatic system is important for the body’s ability to protect itself against toxins and pathogens, which can cause many physical ailments.
Myofascial Release focuses on releasing fascial restrictions within the body utilizing gentle stretches of the connective tissue, or fascia, to release abnormal tissue tensions. Myofascial Release is effective at restoring motion and provides acute and chronic pain relief.
Nerve mobilization is a gentle but precise manual technique that identifies and releases local nerve restrictions. When nerve is restricted, it loses its ability to slide and glide. Compression can cause change in pressure within the nerve and may cause pain, weakness, numbness, tingling, burning.