What is the pelvic floor? The pelvic floor is an integral part of our core and is comprised of muscles which surround the opening of the urethra, vagina (in women) and rectum. Pelvic floor therapy involves restoring function around the pelvis and optimizing organ and structural function with retraining the coordination of these muscles. There are many symptoms you could be experiencing in which Pelvic Floor PT would be a treatment of choice: urinary or bowel incontinence, constipation, pain with intercourse, coccyx pain, abdominal pain, sacroiliac pain, or pelvic organ prolapse.
Pregnancy and postnatal physical therapy
Just because you may be pregnant or recently had a baby and having pain does not mean you have to just deal with it! There are many significant changes that our bodies undergo during this time, and through education and treatment, you can improve to enjoy this time in your life more.
Common occurrences we can treat (but not limited to) are: pain associated with cesarean section, diastasis recti, sciatica, sacroiliac or low back pain, pelvic floor disorders, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Call and ask Lea if your symptoms may be helped with physical therapy.
8 out of 10 adults will experience an acute episode of back pain at some point in their lifetime. Back pain is the second most common cause of missed workdays due to illness and the most common cause of disability. The good news is that physical therapy can dramatically help you resolve these issues.
Our spines are exposed to many different stresses and strains throughout a normal day with sitting in our cars, sitting in front of a computer, or looking down at our phones. Instead of masking the pain with a pill, get to the root of the problem and feel better much faster with physical therapy.
Trigger point dry needling involves the use of a "dry" (without medication) filiform needle to release myofascial trigger points throughout the body. This release thereby improves function, increases range of motion, and decreases pain. It also helps to normalize nerve impulses transmitted to muscles. When strategically utilized along with other treatment methods, positive results are quicker and more dramatic.