More and more women nowadays turn to physiotherapy to solve their pelvic conditions. Physiotherapy is a non-invasive treatment option that can alleviate mild to moderate problems such as:
- Chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) – most of the sexual, urinary and bowel symptoms patients experience are related to pelvic floor dysfunction, a condition in which pain caused by the internal organs can be referred to the pelvic floor muscles. After trauma, stress applied to that area or child birth, the pelvic muscles become short and tight, which causes pain to appear. Proper physiotherapy can help alleviate that pain and remove all the symptoms. Sometimes medication or other procedures are recommended along with physiotherapy.
- Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) – the name of this condition may sound scary, but it is something that almost 50% of women experience after childbirth, certain surgeries or menopause. POP refers to the “falling” of the organs; when the tissues designed to keep the uterus, rectum, bowel or bladder in place weaken, these organs may slip down. The patient typically feels discomfort, a bulging sensation in the vagina, pain during intercourse, urinary incontinence, back or pelvic pains. All these issues can be solved with physiotherapy designed to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles which keep the organs in place.
- Post-op recovery or pains during pregnancy – some surgeries may cause pelvic organ prolapse or some lingering pains in the pelvic region. Even more, some pregnant women may experience pains that are not a sign of pregnancy complications, but can still induce a lot of discomfort. Physiotherapy will be centered on strengthening the pelvic floor muscles, which, in turn, helps alleviate pain and any discomfort in that area.
Dr. Fefelova has several years of experience in treating CPPS, POP and other pelvic conditions through physiotherapy. Even more, she can recommend and perform other procedures that, together with physiotherapy, can help solve the problem completely. Call now and find out if you are a suitable candidate for physiotherapy – it’s time to regain control over every aspect of your life!