Pelvic pain is pain that one experiences in the
It 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
Pelvic pain can be caused by:
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:
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:
We also will determine whether you should be referred to a physician to assist in your interdisciplinary plan of care.
Based on the examination results, we will design an individualized treatment program to meet your specific needs and goals.
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.