Pelvic floor rehabilitation for Wentzville, MO, patients

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles at the bottom of the pelvis that help hold in our internal organs and stabilize this area. Injury to the pelvic floor can occur due to childbirth, abdominal surgery and other causes. Symptoms associated with pelvic injury can include pain, urinary and bowel incontinence, and mobility problems.

To help people affected by pelvic injury, a physical therapist can perform pelvic floor rehabilitation, which is a relatively new practice that involves strengthening and stabilizing these important muscles. If you are a patient in Wentzville, Missouri, seeking relief from pelvic pain, the compassionate experts at Excel Sports and Physical Therapy are here for you.

We’re sharing the following information to help you make an informed treatment decision and be able to work more closely with your clinician. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions you have and to learn more about our options for pelvic floor rehabilitation.

What does pelvic floor rehabilitation consist of?

To create an effective treatment plan, a physical therapist will first start with an assessment of your medical history, a question-and-answer session about your symptoms and a physical evaluation. The physical portion may consist of movement and posture tests and a hands-on evaluation of the region to identify locations that are particularly painful.

The exact treatment recommendations will depend on factors such as your age, the cause of pelvic pain and your health background, but common techniques for pelvic floor rehabilitation include:

  • Trigger point therapy, to release bundles of tense muscle tissue in the pelvic floor
  • Deep breathing and other relaxation techniques
  • Strengthening exercises, commonly known as Kegel exercises, to help stabilize the area
  • Postural exercises to improve alignment and reduce pressure on the pelvis

You can also talk to your therapist about important lifestyle factors, such as nutrition and aerobic exercise, that can help promote overall health.

Pelvic floor rehabilitation at Excel

When you come to our Wentzville clinic, you will receive the highest level of care from our courteous and respectful staff. Our clinicians have decades of combined experience in helping people find relief and improved quality of life from conditions including pelvic pain. We pride ourselves on delivering truly patient-centered care that is customized for your needs.

Don’t let pelvic pain run your life any longer, contact us today and find out how to schedule your initial appointment with one of our experts.