What Are Some Reasons for Seeing a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist?

Author: Mama Strength |

Below are 6 reasons to refer to a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist provided by Dr. Sneha Gazi.

  1. Pain: Upper or lower back, Hip pain, tailbone pain, SI Joint pain, Pelvic pain, vaginal pain, Rectal pain, abdominal pain, groin pain.
  2. Leaking Pee/Poo: Leaking urine or feces is NOT NORMAL and it indicates pelvic floor dysfunction. Get help as soon as you leak involuntarily for more than 2 weeks.
  3. Diastasis Recti: You may notice your stomach pouching, bulging or coning above, below, or around your belly button. You may experience back pain when you move.
  4. Intimacy Pain: Don’t suffer in silence or feel ashamed. Pain with intercourse, vaginal penetration, orgasm, or any form of intimacy can be treated.
  5. Pressure “Down There”: A feeling of pressure, dull pain, or a sensation of “bulging” around the vaginal opening can indicate a prolapse. A prolapse is when one or more organs descend downward.
  6. Constipation: Fewer than 3 bowel movements a week. Straining. Hard/lumpy stool consistency. Sensation of not fully evacuating. Sensation of feeling blocked. Having to manually remove stool.