PELVIC FLOOR THERAPY

Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Floor Therapy/Urogynecological Health/Pregnancy
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HOW WE CAN HELP:

 

• Behavioral and lifestyle modifications to assist in retraining pelvic muscles

 

• Information and education regarding anatomy, diet and personal care

 

• Pelvic floor exercises to optimize proper function

 

• Trauma informed education/trauma release

 

 

OVERALL BENEFITS:

 

• Regain control of your pelvic floor after birth

 

• Fully participate in life without leaking issues

 

• Decrease pelvic pain, including during sexual activity

 

• Maintain an active lifestyle

 

• Learn birthing and labor strategies

 

• Prepare your body for labor and delivery

COMMON CONDITIONS WE TREAT:

• Cystocele and Rectocele

• Prolapse

• Adhesions and scars from C-sections, abdominal surgeries and natural childbirth including, perineal and episiotomy scar tissue

• Endometriosis

• PCOS

• Vulvadynia

• Vestibulodynia

• Vaginismus

• Urge and stress incontinence

• Diastisis Recti (separation of abdominal muscles)

• Pelvic pressure

• Dyspaurenia (painful intercourse)

• Fecal incontinence

• Coccyx/tailbone pain

• Sacrum pain/SI joint pain

• Chronic constipation

• Penile, scrotal and testicular pain

The ‘pelvic bowl’ contains muscles that function just like all other muscles in the body. Unfortunately, a common misconception is that you only need to do kegels to

strengthen this area. This is often not adequate and can even lead to more problems. Luckily, with the guidance of a trained pelvic floor therapist, you can quickly be on the road to a healthy pelvic floor.

 

An OT specializing in pelvic floor therapy can you help you through internal examination performed both vaginally and/or rectally, as needed. Following the exam, the OT can assess the rest of the body’s response to pelvic floor dysfunction by reviewing habits ranging from nutrition to posture. This holistic look at one’s lifestyle allows one a more complete understanding of how everyday actions can impact one’s pelvic health. Because the pelvic floor is often ignored, or not fully understood, the OT specialist’s knowledge of anatomy and how the body functions is crucial. Other areas for discussion and implementation include proper breathing techniques, manipulation of scar tissue and trauma release therapies to help regain a strong body/mind connection and rediscover a life vitality that may be missing.

 

As a pelvic floor specialist, Erica can properly assess what your specific needs are to help restore functionality and decrease pain. She has studied the pelvic floor extensively through several accredited courses including at Herman and Wallace Pelvic Institute and with Tami Lynn Kent, author of Wild Feminine, a physical health book and revolutionary guide to the feminine. Under Ms. Kent’s guidance, Erica learned to approach the body in a holistic healthful manner, grounded in nature . By approaching the body as a whole, the pelvic bowl is recognized as a foundation for the rest of the body.