Pelvic floor dysfunction is a fairly common condition affecting both men and women equally that inhibits a person from being able to relax and coordinate the muscles in the pelvic floor. The pelvic floor muscles act as a foundation to the organs in the pelvic floor, and hence the proper functioning of these organs are dependent on the health of the pelvic floor muscles. Contrary to public opinion, both men and women have issues with pelvic floor muscles, through it is predominant in females. Pelvic floor dysfunction is a weakening or damage of the pelvic floor that may eventually lead to lack of bowel and bladder control, pelvic organ prolapsed, muscle spasms or pain/discomfort with sexual intercourse.
Pelvic floor rehabilitation helps in improving the strength and functioning of the pelvic floor muscles. At Instep physical therapy, we use principles of physiotherapy in developing a structured program to help alleviate your symptoms. Once a plan is in place, the physiotherapist will also equip you with exercises that may benefit with home care.