What Are Some Reasons for Seeing a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist?
Below are 6 reasons to refer to a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist provided by Dr. Sneha Gazi.
- Pain: Upper or lower back, Hip pain, tailbone pain, SI Joint pain, Pelvic pain, vaginal pain, Rectal pain, abdominal pain, groin pain.
- 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.
- 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.
- Intimacy Pain: Don’t suffer in silence or feel ashamed. Pain with intercourse, vaginal penetration, orgasm, or any form of intimacy can be treated.
- 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.
- 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.