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Pelvic Pain Physiotherapy
Pelvic pain is pain that one experiences in the
- lower abdomen
- or perineum
has many possible causes and affects up to 20% of the population in the
United States, including women and men. Pelvic pain is considered
"chronic" when it lasts for more than 6 months.
Our senior physiotherapists and senior women's health physical therapists help patients experiencing pelvic pain
- restore strength and flexibility to the
muscles and joints in the pelvic region
- and reduce their pain
What Is Pelvic Pain?
Pelvic pain can be caused by:
- Pregnancy and childbirth, which affect pelvic muscles and cause changes to pelvic joints
- Pelvic joint problems from causes other than pregnancy and childbirth
- Muscle weakness or imbalance within the muscles of the pelvic floor, trunk, or pelvis
- Changes in the muscles that control the bowel and bladder
- Tender points in the muscles around the pelvis, abdomen, low back, or groin areas
- Pressure on 1 or more nerves in the pelvis
- Weakness in the muscles of the pelvis and pelvic floor
- Scar tissue after abdominal or pelvic surgery
- A shift in the position of the pelvic organs, sometimes known as prolapse
How Does pelvic pain Feel like?
The pain in your lower abdomen and pelvis will vary and be different from patients to patients; some people say
it feels like an aching pain; others describe it as a burning, sharp, or
stabbing pain, or even pins and needles.
In addition, some patients may experience:
- Pain in the hip or buttock
- Pain in the tailbone or pubic bone
- Pain in the joints of the pelvis
- Tender points in the muscles of the abdomen, low back, or buttock region.
- A sensation of heaviness in the pelvic region or even a sensation as if you are sitting on something hard, like a golf ball
Signs and Symptoms
- Inability to sit for normal periods of time
- Reduced ability to move your hips or low back
- Difficulty walking, sleeping, or performing daily activities
- Pain or numbness in the pelvic region with exercise or recreational activities, such as riding a bike or running
- Pain during sexual activity
- Urinary frequency, urgency, or incontinence, or pain during urination
- Constipation or straining with bowel movements, or pain during bowel movements
- Difficulty using tampons
- Imbalance when walking
How Is pelvic pain Diagnosed?
Our senior physiotherapists will complete a thorough review of your
medical history, and perform a physical examination to identify the
causes of your pelvic pain and any joint issues, muscle tightness or
weakness, or nerve involvement.
The exam may include:
- Pelvic girdle screening
- Soft tissue assessment
- Visual inspection of the tissues
- Reflex testing
- Sensation testing
- Internal assessment of pelvic floor muscles
We also will determine whether you should be
referred to a physician to assist in your interdisciplinary plan of
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Based on the examination results, we will design
an individualized treatment program to meet your specific needs and
- Show you how to identify the appropriate muscles, such as the pelvic floor, deep abdominals, and diaphragm.
- Educate you on how to use these muscles correctly for activities
like exercise, posture correction, getting up from a chair, or squatting
to pick up a child or pick something up from the floor.
- Teach you exercises to stretch and strengthen the affected muscles and retrain them, so they work together normally.
- Teach you techniques to improve blood flow and tissue function in the pelvic area.
- Teach you appropriate pelvic floor muscle exercises.
Depending on your symptoms and level of pain and discomfort, our senior physiotherapists may decide to use biofeedback to help make you aware of how
your pelvic floor muscles work, and how you can control them better.
We may attach electrodes to the area to measure
your muscle activity as it displays on a monitor, and will work with you
to help you understand and change those readings. We also may use gentle electrical stimulation to improve your
awareness of your muscles.
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Phoenix Rehab Group works with specialist
physiotherapists and rehab therapists who are highly
trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of
expert care to our patients.
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CLINICAL PILATES & WELLNESS PILATES
Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on
- core stability
- flexibility and
It is a system of safe and effective exercises, which
meet specific individual needs, to treat a wide range of injuries
You may do Pilates as matwork or with the reformer or both, and every session will be customized 100% to your fitness, injury and tolerance.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM)
DEEP TISSUE RELEASE & SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY
Sports and deep tissue release massage helps to increase nutrient-rich blood
flow to tired, tight and tense muscles to
- accelerate recovery and
- shorten downtime / recovery period required
It also prevents
muscles from scar tissue micro-tears (and potential ruptures), and increases muscle
Done regularly, it will keeps your muscles healthy and fit with body/movement-confidence. Read the benefits of regular deep tissue release therapy here.
All our allied health therapists and TCM physicians are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCMB).
See our entire team here with introductions and their specializations.
At the first session, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover as well as provide treatment in the same session.
Follow up sessions are inline to provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
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