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Pelvic Floor Therapy: Your Top FAQs Answered

Updated: May 21

When To Start Pelvic Floor Therapy, How Does Pelvic Floor Therapy Help & More Answers

1. What Is Pelvic Floor Therapy?

Pelvic floor therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy focused on the muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues that support the pelvic organs. It aims to optimize the function of the pelvic floor, addressing issues such as pelvic pain, incontinence, and dysfunction.



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2. How Does Pelvic Floor Therapy Help?

Pelvic floor therapy helps by employing targeted exercises and interventions to

strengthen and rehabilitate the pelvic floor muscles. This can alleviate discomfort, improve bladder control, and address various pelvic health issues in both men and women.


3. What Is Pelvic Floor Therapy Like?

Pelvic floor therapy sessions are personalized and may include exercises, manual techniques, and education. Our clients can expect a supportive environment where a skilled therapist guides them through exercises to strengthen pelvic muscles and provides insights into maintaining pelvic health.


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4. When To Start Pelvic Floor Therapy After Birth?

Postpartum pelvic floor therapy: Woman engaging in targeted exercises for post-birth recovery

For postpartum individuals, we recommend initiating pelvic floor therapy approximately six weeks after childbirth, post-medical clearance. It's a proactive step toward addressing concerns like diastasis recti and pelvic organ prolapse, promoting a smoother postpartum recovery.


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5. When To Get Pelvic Floor Therapy?

When should you get pelvic floor therapy? It is beneficial at various life stages. Whether you're experiencing pelvic pain, incontinence, or discomfort during intimate activities, seeking pelvic floor therapy can optimize pelvic health and overall well-being.


6. Is Pelvic Floor Therapy Only For Women?

No, pelvic floor therapy is for both men and women. While commonly associated with women's health, it addresses a range of concerns in men, including pelvic pain, incontinence, and erectile dysfunction. Pelvic floor therapy for men can treat conditions like prostatitis and chronic pelvic pain syndrome.


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7. Can Pelvic Floor Therapy Help With Constipation?

Absolutely. Pelvic floor therapy includes exercises and techniques designed to improve bowel function, offering relief from constipation and promoting overall digestive well-being.


8. What Are Pelvic Floor Therapy Exercises?

Pelvic floor therapy exercises are tailored to individual needs and may include Kegel exercises, stretches, and strength-building routines. These exercises aim to enhance pelvic muscle function and address specific pelvic health concerns.


Postpartum Exercise: Strengthening the Pelvic Floor After Birth

9. How Long Does It Take To See Results From Pelvic Floor Therapy?

The timeline for results varies based on individual factors and the nature of the pelvic health issue. Consistency is key, and many individuals experience improvements within a few sessions to a few months of regular pelvic floor therapy sessions.

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10. Is Pelvic Floor Therapy Painful?

Pelvic floor therapy is designed to alleviate pain, not cause it. While some discomfort may be experienced during certain exercises, therapists work closely with patients to ensure they are comfortable and that interventions are within their tolerance.


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