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Pelvic Health Physical Therapy–Physical Therapy treats WHAT?–Part 2

Welcome back! More about pelvic floor conditions that physical therapy treats.

These are a few more of the conditions Pelvic Physical Therapy treats. Pelvic health problems include any type of muscle spasm which can occur in the pelvic floor area. Anismus is muscle spasm around the rectal area, which can be SO painful. Pain occurs with defecation, when the muscle needs to relax for nature to take its course. Pain can also occur randomly, usually at night. This problem can be caused by a fall on the tailbone.

“Interstitial cystitis” is another condition which physical therapy can help. Although the cause of this condition is not clearly understood, trigger point treatment to both muscles and visceral and muscle connective tissue can be helpful.

What is it like to have pelvic floor physical therapy? We understand that the pelvic floor is a very sensitive and intimate area, and we treat you and your problem with a great deal of respect. Most of the conditions can be partially treatment externally but to get a more complete treatment, often internal (vaginal or rectal) myofascial release is needed. Of course a patient is given the option to go at one’s own pace, decline internal pelvic floor work and bring a friend or family member along as a chaperone.

Please feel free to call our clinic if you have questions. We look forward to helping you.