Four key benefits of pelvic health physical therapy

pelvic health physical therapy

Do you suffer from long-lasting pain or stiffness in the pelvic region? Have you experienced a traumatic injury that affected your pelvic floor muscles? You may be suffering from a condition that could benefit from pelvic health physical therapy.

There are a wide range of treatments for pain and a limited range of motion, so you may be wondering why you should choose physical therapy. Here are four key benefits of pelvic health physical therapy you should consider.

1. Physical therapists personalize every treatment

Everyone’s body is unique and has unique needs. Physical therapists take more than your injury or chronic condition in mind when considering your treatment. They also consider your:

  • Age
  • Weight
  • Medical history
  • Activities
  • Goals

Your physical therapist will use all this information along with your initial assessment to put together a personalized treatment routine to help you reach your recovery goals.

2. Physical therapy can help reduce pain

Pain is one of the main reasons you’re considering physical therapy, right? So it makes sense that treating pain is high on every physical therapist’s list of priorities.

Physical therapy treatments often include strength and flexibility exercises that target specific muscles and soft tissue. Stronger and more flexible muscles are less prone to pain themselves, and they also help reduce pressure off sensitive areas, such as an arthritic joint.

3. Physical therapy can help improve your range of motion

Injured, weakened or tense muscles in the pelvic region can limit your range of motion. This can limit your ability to move around and enjoy many normal day-to-day activities. 

Physical therapy techniques can help improve the range of motion of your pelvic floor muscles to boost your ability to enjoy your favorite activities again.

4. Physical therapy can help reduce incontinence

One of the possible side effects of weakened pelvic floor muscles is urinary incontinence. The pelvic floor muscles regulate your bladder movements, so when they are weak or injured, you may lose bladder control.

Physical therapy can help you regain some control by helping you improve the strength and flexibility of targeted muscles in the pelvic region.

Visit Whatcom Physical Therapy today for pelvic health physical therapy

Do you have pain in your pelvic floor region and want help from an experienced professional in treating it? Our team at Whatcom Physical Therapy is here for you. Contact our team today for more information about pelvic health physical therapy or to schedule an initial appointment.