EMH PT has been successfully treating thousands of patients with pelvic floor dysfunctions for over 18 years.
What is the Pelvic Floor?
The Pelvic Floor is part of the core stabilizers which includes:
- The Transverse Abdominals – deepest and lowest abdominal muscles
- The Multifidi-the deepest spine muscles
- The Iliopsoas– deep fibers of the anterior hip muscles.
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction is the pain and disruption of bladder, bowel &/or sexual function due to restrictions of the muscles and nerves of the pelvis. It can affect men, women, and children.
Pelvic Floor Symptoms
The three most common Pelvic Floor Symptoms are:
1) urinary (leaking, urgency, hesitancy, bladder and urethral pain);
2) bowel (constipation, incontinence, staining, rectal pain)
3) sexual (Women: painful intercourse, vaginismus, vestibular pain. Men: erectile dysfunction, testicular and penile pain/numbness)
However, patients experiencing core weakness, persistent back, hip and groin pain may have an underlying pelvic floor condition.
Research documents that a significant number of people with one or a combination of pelvic floor symptoms may feel too embarrassed to discuss their sexual, urinary and bowel issues with their health care practitioners, thinking that they have to “live with it: or their symptoms are a “normal part of aging” . In turn, the health care practitioners did not ask the specific questions of all three to discover if there was a pelvic floor problem.
Tracking symptoms is a useful way of recording recovery and seeing how far you have come. The Pelvic Track App can help you do that and much more
Many patients with pelvic floor dysfunction have consulted a large number of physicians in a variety of specialties, without getting relief or a clear understanding of their condition. This is due to the lack of medical schooling teaching the future doctors how dysfunctional muscles, connective tissues and joints can cause pain and disruption of pelvic floor function. Only in the recently, in the past 10 years, have physical therapists specializing in pelvic floor dysfunction, discovered that tight, weak, spasmed, incoordinated muscles of the pelvic floor, lower abdominals, lumbar spine and hips were the primary cause for a wide range of pelvic floor symptoms. Ongoing research and our own experience at EMH Physical Therapy with the thousands of patients we have healed, demonstrates that physical therapy can provide understanding, education, effective treatment and relief of pelvic floor symptoms.
(212)288-2242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a PT appointment or ask a question to our director, EVELYN HECHT, PT, ATC