What's My Pelvic Floor, Again?

In recent years doctors, celebrities, and basically everyone around town has been more and more open to health issues surrounding the pelvic floor, but it can still be tricky to get pelvic floor dysfunction diagnosed. If you're having pain during urination, sex, constipation, incontinence, or just frequent urination you might be one of the many who suffer from PFD. 

Before we get into the details of how physical therapy can help treat your pelvic floor dysfunction, let's talk about what exactly your pelvic floor is. 

Both men and women have pelvic floors, but women often experience more difficulty in proper pelvic function. In women, the pelvic floor is a group of muscles, ligaments, and nerves in place to support the bladder, uterus, vagina, and rectum. In men, the pelvic floor includes the muscles, tissues and nerves that support the bladder, rectum and other pelvic organs. 

More than one-quarter of women suffer from disorders and pain associated with pelvic floor dysfunction. Pain from pelvic floor disorders can be treated with physical therapy, don't go any longer suffering from constipation to frequent urination or painful sex. Visit a specialist MD and get a prescription to work with a specialist physical therapist. Both of our offices in New York City and Westchester are staffed with therapists ready to help alleviate your pain.