Pelvic Issues That Pelvic Floor Therapy Can Alleviate

Pelvic problems have always been a lingering issue in the lives of many individuals. Statistics reveal that more than 11 million men, women, and children combined suffer from issues linked to their pelvic floor. These issues include urinary incontinence, prolapse, constipation, discomfort and pain in their pelvic regions, or multiple changes in postpartum. 

But the good news is many of these common pelvic issues can be treated with physiotherapy. 

Below is the list of some common issues that these treatments can treat and heal. 

Urinary incontinence

Almost 25-45% of the population suffers from this problem. They have these common episodes of incontinence where they witness the unintentional loss of urine, and the rate of this occurrence increases with age. Although this is a common issue, it should not be treated as normal. 


Chronic constipation results from bowel movements which are pretty infrequent in nature. Due to this situation, one might face difficulty in the passage of stool over a week or more. Though constipation might occur to you occasionally, the chronic cases must not be avoided. These will hamper your ability to carry on your daily activities with ease and might cause excessive strain on your body. 


This case of pelvic organ prolapse involves the unusual bulging of a body part. This might be the vagina or the rectum, and it occurs because the supportive tissues around the organs have weakened. Under this condition, you will feel extreme discomfort while sitting, lifting, or even functioning sexually. The bladder and bowel movements might also face interference in certain instances. 

Pelvic pain or discomfort 

The main reason for which pelvic pain arises is that the muscles or other soft tissues around the areas of the pelvic floor get imbalanced. A therapist can assess the issues thoroughly and perform treatment on them only after knowing the issues deeply. There are many contributing factors to pelvic pain, and they are:

  • Endometriosis 
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases
  • Pelvic Congestion Syndrome 
  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Interstitial cystitis 
  • Vulvodynia
  • Pelvic floor tension myalgia
  • Changes in postpartum 

These problems can be treated with the below solutions:

  • Electromyography
  • Bladder training
  • Diet modifications 
  • Pelvic floor muscle exercises 
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Breathing and relaxation techniques

The Integral Performance Physio pelvic floor therapy is aimed at resolving all of the above problems and allowing you to lead a healthier and peaceful life.

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