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Pelvic Floor Hypertonicity

Pelvic Floor Hypertonicity

 

What is pelvic floor hypertonicity / tightness ?

The pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles that support the bladder, uterus, rectum, and vagina. When these muscles are too tight, it can lead to a variety of symptoms, such as:

  • Pain in the vagina, vulva, or rectum
  • Pressure in the pelvis
  • Difficulty emptying the bladder or bowels
  • Painful intercourse
  • Leaking urine or stool

 

What causes pelvic floor hypertonicity?

There are a number of things that can cause pelvic floor hypertonicity, including:

  • Pregnancy
  • Childbirth
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Menopause
  • Certain medical conditions, such as endometriosis or interstitial cystitis
  • Stress or trauma

 

How can pelvic floor manual therapy help?

Pelvic floor treatment can help to manage pelvic floor hypertonicity by:

  • Teaching you how to relax and coordinate your pelvic floor muscles
  • Helping you to identify and address any muscle imbalances
  • Providing you with exercises to strengthen and support your pelvic floor muscles

 

What does the research say?

The systematic review we mentioned earlier looked at 10 studies on the effectiveness of pelvic floor physical therapy for pelvic floor hypertonicity. The review found that pelvic floor physical therapy was effective in improving symptoms and quality of life in people with pelvic floor hypertonicity.

 

What does this mean for pregnant women?

If you’re pregnant and you have pelvic floor hypertonicity, pelvic floor physical therapy can be a great way to manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life. Pelvic floor treatment can also help to prepare you for childbirth and postpartum recovery.

 

Taking care of your pelvic floor during pregnancy is important for your overall health and well-being. If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Wellness Osteo.