Pelvic Floor Dysfunction refers to a wide range of issues that occur when muscles of the pelvic floor are weak, tight, or there is an impairment of the sacroiliac joint, lower back, coccyx, or hip joints. Tissues surrounding the pelvic organs may have increased or decreased sensitivity or irritation resulting in pelvic pain. PFD may included any group of clinical conditions that include urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapsed, sensory and emptying abnormalities of the urinary tract, irritable bowel syndrome, sexual dysfunction and severe chronic pain syndromes, including vulvodynia.

It is estimated that at least one-third of adult women are affected by one of these issues.

The techniques I use to treat these conditions are non-invasive, and go beyond just doing ‘kegels’.

Nothing in the body works in isolation, which is why I treat ‘head to toe’. The key to treating any condition is to find the root of where it all began. When you find and treat the “cause” rather than just chasing symptoms you get more successful, long lasting results.

Take this quiz to see if Pelvic Floor Dysfunction may be something that is affecting your body:
  • How often do you urinate during the day? (every 2-4 hours or 6-8 times per day is considered normal)
  • Do you get up at night to go to the bathroom? If yes, how many times? (0-1 times per night is considered normal)
  • Do you ever have accidental leakage of urine during activities such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, running, exercising or lifting?
  • Do you ever have accidental leakage or urination associated with strong urge to urinate, or do you have trouble reaching the toilet in time?
  • Do you do a lot of "just in case" toileting?
  • Do you have trouble controlling gas?
  • How you ever lost bowel control?
  • If you are sexually active, do you have pain during or after intercourse?
  • Do you have pain before, during or after urination or bowel movements?
If you answered yes to 1 or more of these questions you may be suffering from Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, and there are things that we can do to help. We will address any restrictions or tensions placed on the bowel, bladder, and pelvic system, while teaching you how to strengthen your pelvic core as a whole (not just with Kegel exercises).

You could do Kegel's every hour for the next 10 years and get nowhere if there are other things going on inside your body. Call today and we will get you back on track!