3 Ways A Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist Can Help

1. Pelvic Floor Re-Training –

The pelvic Floor describes a group of muscles, ligaments, and tissue that surround your back passage, starting at the pubic bone attaching to the tailbone. This makes up the floor of the pelvis. 

Your professional sports physiotherapy in Edmonton will assess your pelvic floor and determine a program that is individualized to suit your needs. It is common for programs to include treatment methods such as relaxation training for treating persistent pelvic pain. 

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This involves increasing your awareness of your muscle tension and learning how to voluntarily relax your muscles.

2. Pelvic Floor Muscle Trigger Point Therapy –

Similar to any other muscle in the body, when tightness and tension is being experienced you can develop ‘knots’. This can lead to trigger points that cause pain spontaneously. A Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist can internally release and trigger point your pelvic floor muscles to release this tension and pain. 

As the pelvic floor muscles are internal, this requires a physical assessment to treat the muscles effectively. Your physiotherapist may teach you to replicate treatment at home using a dilator, wand, or finger. 

3. Myofascial Release –

Pain can cause muscles to spasm and tighten, not just in your pelvic floor but also in the muscles surrounding your pelvis. Your physiotherapist will assess you with a holistic approach. Massage and/or a stretching program specifically for muscles around your pelvis may be necessary to decrease muscle tightness.