Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Any Woman Can Experience Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Pelvic floor dysfunction can occur at any stage of a woman’s life. Work with our Colorado Springs occupational therapist and take back your pelvic floor health with our winning holistic treatments. We understand the embarrassment that issues like pelvic pain, urinary inconsistency, IBS, and others cause and find the solution that works for your needs.
Holistic Treatments for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Pelvic floor muscles that are tight, weak, or lack the full range of motion can lead to issues like painful sex, painful menstruation, constipation, and pelvic organ prolapse, among others. Our OT provides a variety of solutions to treat all of the issues caused by pelvic floor dysfunction. This includes habits and routines training, biofeedback and electrical stimulation, myofascial release, exercise, and other similar techniques.
Want to learn more about the connection of your core and pelvic floor? Or learn about postpartum recovery? Attend one of our group classes held throughout the community. Check our facebook for an up-to-date calendar of where you can attend.
Reasons for Occupational Therapy
From dull, constant pain to throbbing, excruciating pains that run down the back, menstrual pains are no laughing matter. For most women, a Midol simply won’t stop the pain that causes them to experience bloating, irritability, mood swings, and a host of other problems. An occupational therapist provides holistic approaches that ease painful menstruation woes.
Pelvic pain may result from menstrual cycles, conditions like endometriosis, or after procedures such as hysterectomies and c-sections, making it difficult to enjoy sex. Pelvic floor treatment retrains the area so pain is a thing of the past. Ultimately, occupational therapy can locate and treat the pain and greatly improve your sex life!
Leakage of the bowels from the anus is a condition known as fecal incontinence. Up to 1 in 10 women will experience this embarrassing condition during their lifetime. New moms are especially prone to fecal incontinence, as well as women who suffer regularly from IBS or who’ve had a prolapse.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pelvic Organ Prolapse is a serious type of pelvic floor dysfunction. Around ⅓ of all women will experience this condition over the course of their lifetime. Prolapse refers to the descending of the pelvic floor organs from the vaginal cavities. With treatment, we can often reduce or reverse symptoms and help prevent surgical intervention.
Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, UTIs, and cystis are a handful of the causes of pelvic pain and pressure that can cause some women to double over in pain. For a large number of Colorado Springs Women, the pressure and pain is constant and chronic and interferes with their normal daily activities. An occupational therapist has the solution!
From mild discomfort to excruciating pain, Vaginismus is a painful condition that causes a woman’s vaginal muscles to squeeze when something is inserted, such as a tampon, or during sexual intercourse when the penis is inserted. Painful sex is usually the first sign of Vaginismus. Progressive desensitization and other treatment can help.
About Occupational Therapy
We provide a holistic approach to help you take control and life your best life free of fear and shame from pelvic muscle dysfunction. We work with you to create an individualized plan of care that may include some of the following techniques:
Habits and routines training
Biofeedback and electrical stimulation
Scar tissue work
Functional movement training
Home exercise programming
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We understand that pelvic health is very personal, and you may have questions before committing. Set up a call to find out how we can help empower you to take back control!
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Work with Kelsey to develop your individualized treatment plan.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you take insurance?
We check every client’s insurance benefits prior to initiation of therapy services. Our team can help you determine your costs and options for payment. We also offer cash-pay discounts.
What can I expect?
Your plan of care will usually consist of 6-12 treatment sessions. The number of visits may be less or more and depends on your individual needs and progress. Clients often begin to see improvements after the first couple of visits when they are consistent with their home program.
Your first appointment includes a detailed pelvic floor evaluation. This evaluation includes getting to know your needs and goals by discussing your medical history, current concerns, and desires, as well as a physical exam. We work together to set goals and develop a plan to empower you to regain control of your bladder, bowels, and/or pelvic pain.
After your initial evaluation, treatment sessions may include behavior training, myofascial release and soft tissue work, pelvic floor and core exercises, and biofeedback. Biofeedback connects your pelvic floor muscles to a computer screen. It gives you a great visual of how your pelvic floor muscles and core are working. We take a mind, body, and soul approach to ensure that you feel empowered and able to manage your own care.
Do I need a prescription?
Colorado is a direct access state, which means you can access therapy without a referral/prescription. If you plan to submit a claim to insurance, a referral is often required. Our team can help you obtain a referral by contacting your physician’s office if you wish.
Why occupational therapy?
Occupational therapists are holistic medical professionals that exist with the purpose to help clients fully engage in what they want and need to do in their daily lives. Occupation just means the things you do that occupy your time. When pelvic muscle dysfunction causes us to feel like we are living in the bathroom, keeps us from playing with our kids, exercising, socializing, or even intimacy, it has a direct impact on how we occupy our time and thoughts. We are trained in treating the mental and physical aspects involved with this very sensitive part of your life. It’s our goal to help you feel confident and in control of living your best life.