Pelvic floor dysfunction refers to a wide range of problems that occur when the muscles of the pelvic floor are weak, tight, or there is an impairment of the sacroiliac joint, low back, coccyx and/or hip joint. The tissues surrounding the pelvic organs may have increased or decreased sensitivity and/or irritation resulting in pelvic pain. Many times, the underlying cause of pelvic pain is difficult to determine.

These conditions may be due to infections (usually undiagnosed), pregnancy or childbirth, insidious onset, poor posture from chronic low back or SI dysfunction, trauma such as a bad fall, or a result of surgery. The pelvic floor is made up of muscles and other tissues that form a sling from the pubic bone to the tailbone. They assist in supporting the abdominal and pelvic organs, and help to control bladder, bowel and sexual activity.

The Role of Physical Therapy in Treating the Pelvic Floor

The functional significance of the pelvic floor is often underestimated.  A malfunctioning pelvic floor or pelvic diaphragm can cause various types of low back, hip,  urinary, fecal and sexual dysfunction and pain. As specialists in movement disorders, physical therapists have a unique and important role to play in helping medical specialists improve the welfare of patients and find new and previously unsuspected interconnections among disorders of the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, lower urinary tract, genital and ano-rectal systems.

Mission of Center for Pelvic Physical Therapy

The  mission of Center for Pelvic Physical Therapy is to provide an in-depth evaluation and design a treatment program based on those findings and those of the diagnosing physician to provide optimum treatment in a healing environment to help individuals be as independent and active as they are able, based on sound evaluation findings and a specifically tailored treatment program.

It is my hope that this web site will  provide each visitor with a better idea of the role of physical therapy in the treatment of  pelvic dysfunction, an educational resource, and  the opportunity to contact me for an appointment so that we can work together to improve your function.

The Center for Pelvic Physical Therapy (CPPT) provides in-depth evaluation and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunctions to both men and women.

      What is Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

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