I hear it all the time—moms laughing about peeing on themselves. I suppose laughter is a better alternative to crying about it, but we should NOT accept that peeing on yourself as an adult women (or man) is “normal”. It is common, however, and probably more common than you might think. Urinary incontinence (and fecal incontinence for that matter) occurs in women, men and children of all ages, although it is reported more often in pregnant women, women who have just had a baby, and post-menopausal women.
Why do these things happen though??????
First, we need to take about the pelvic floor…
What is the pelvic floor?
The pelvic floor is a group of muscles located in your pelvis. These muscles function to support the organs located in the pelvic area: the bladder, the uterus (in females) and the rectum.
They also help to provide stability for the low back and pelvic regions during physical activity…
They function to keep you dry (continent)…
They play a HUGE role in sexual function and pleasure
What is a pelvic PT?? AND... What kinds of conditions do we address?
I’m so glad you asked!!!!
Pelvic physical therapists specialize in treating musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions affecting the body parts that are in and around the areas “nipples to knees”. We are the musculoskeletal experts of everything bony, muscular, joint, ligament, tendon, neurological and so on.
We examine the body, looking for limitations in muscle strength, assessing the muscles for abnormalities in tone or sensitivity, and looking to see if the pelvic floor muscle can move in a coordinated way to support body functions.
We work on improving function so that you don't suffer from some of the following conditions:
Pain during intercourse
Low back pain
Hip pain…to name of few!!
We provide total pelvic care...
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