PELVIC HEALTH

Pelvic Floor Therapy

Pelvic Floor Disorders are physical issues that affect millions of women and men of all ages. Symptoms can include urinary or fecal incontinence, urgency, constipation and pain.This common dysfunction is caused by the inability to properly control your pelvic floor – the group of muscles and ligaments in your pelvic region. Your pelvic floor acts like a sling to support the bladder, uterus, rectum and the prostate in men. When this “sling” is unable to function properly (constrict and relax), it cannot give adequate support. If left untreated, this can lead to extreme discomfort, pelvic, abdominal or lower back pain, ongoing infections and continual embarrassment.

Non-Surgical Treatment Is Available

Many choose to live with pelvic floor dysfunction for years because they think surgery is the only option. However, today there are several effective and non- surgical options also available.


Mpact Physical Therapy now offers conservative, non-surgical therapy and treatments to relieve and correct pelvic floor dysfunction. Our pelvic health therapists are specifically trained to safely and effectively treat:

• Improper alignment or impaired mobility of the pelvic floor and joints

• Overactive pelvic muscles / muscle spasms

• Underactive pelvic muscles / muscle weakness

• Restrictions or impaired mobility of ligaments, tendons and connective tissues

THE MPACT DIFFERENCE

Our clinic utilizes a unique combination of therapies and treatments to improve both common and uncommon pelvic floor disorders. These include standard protocols like exercises, therapeutic yoga, behavioral modification, biofeedback and electrical stimulation. In addition, we add several regenerative treatments that help harness the body’s natural ability to heal and to restore normal function. These include:

PEMF THERAPY

Pulse Electromagnetic Therapy (PEMF) is a new, non-surgical, non-invasive protocol that reaches deep into the pelvic region to treat damaged muscle tissues and ligaments. This modern, science-based technology pulses soothing electromagnetic charges into pelvic tissues to improve their cellular health. These “healthy” cells are then able to function and perform at their optimal levels which allows damaged tissue to heal naturally through cellular replacement.

BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION (BFR)

Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) therapy is another unique treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction.
It uses inflatable cuffs to slow blood flow to the pelvic area and helps increase pelvic muscle mass with lighter loads and exercise. This specialized form of muscular training activates the natural metabolic process that increases the release of growth hormones and protein synthesis
in muscle. The result is naturally accelerated muscle activation and strengthening that promotes healing within the damaged pelvic region.

At Mpact, your comfort, privacy and outcomes are our top priority. All pelvic floor therapies take place in a quiet, relaxed, spa-like environment in private treatment rooms. All accommodations will be made to make sure your experience is positive, less clinical and ultimately effective.

PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM REHABILITATION

Pregnancy causes many changes throughout a woman’s body. Along her journey to motherhood, she may experience dramatic differences in posture, spinal mobility, muscular imbalances and hormonal imbalances. All of these can lead to prolonged pain and continual discomfort.

At Mpact Physical Therapy, our pelvic floor therapists are specifically trained to treat patients at all stages of pregnancy including the postpartum period. At each of these stages, there are a variety of different symptoms women may experience. Many of these can be chronic. All can be agonizing and debilitating.

These include:

• Back, Sacroiliac or Joint Pain

• Neck Pain or Headaches

• Numbness/Tingling in Arms or Legs

• Incontinence or Urgency

• Pelvic Floor Pain

• Pain with Intercourse

• Prolapse

• Fallen Bladder or Rectum

• Constipation

• Separation of Abdominal Muscles

If you are pregnant or have recently been pregnant, and if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, Mpact Physical Therapy can help your body return to normal. For a personal evaluation and customized treatment program, call today to set up your appointment.

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