Stroma’s Pelvic Health program combines many different approaches of healing to treat all genders for issues related to the pelvic floor or the “root base” as stated in the practice of Kundalini Yoga.
Pelvic rehabilitation, also known as pelvic floor rehabilitation or pelvic physical therapy, is a specialized area within physical therapy that focuses on the assessment and treatment of conditions related to the pelvic floor muscles and associated structures. The pelvic floor is a group of muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues that support the pelvic organs, including the bladder, uterus, and rectum.
Pelvic rehabilitation is provided by physical therapists who have received specialized training in addressing issues related to the pelvic region. These therapists work with individuals, both men and women, who may be experiencing a variety of pelvic floor dysfunctions. Some common conditions treated through pelvic rehabilitation include:
- Pelvic Pain: This can include pain in the pelvic region, lower abdomen, perineum, or during sexual activity. Pelvic floor physical therapists assess and address the contributing factors to alleviate pain.
- Incontinence: Pelvic rehabilitation is often utilized for the treatment of urinary or fecal incontinence. Therapists work on strengthening and coordinating the pelvic floor muscles to improve control.
- Constipation: Pelvic rehabilitation can be used to treat many gut disorders including constipation, gastric dumping, bloating and poor digestion. Pelvic floor therapists will approach all digestive conditions with a holistic approach to improve the outcomes of each patient.
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Pelvic floor muscles play a crucial role in supporting pelvic organs. In cases of pelvic organ prolapse, where organs such as the bladder, uterus, or rectum descend into the vaginal space, pelvic rehabilitation can be employed to strengthen and support the pelvic floor.
- Pre and Postpartum Conditions: Pelvic floor physical therapy is beneficial during pregnancy to address issues like back pain, pelvic pain, and prepare for childbirth. Postpartum, it helps in recovery, addressing issues like pelvic floor weakness, pain, and incontinence.
- Dyspareunia (Painful Intercourse): Pelvic floor dysfunction can contribute to pain during sexual activity. Pelvic rehabilitation aims to identify and address factors contributing to dyspareunia.
- Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome: Pelvic floor physical therapy may be part of the treatment plan for individuals with conditions causing chronic bladder pain and discomfort.
Pelvic rehabilitation is a specialized and holistic approach to address the unique needs of individuals experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction, aiming to improve function, reduce symptoms, and enhance overall quality of life.