If you have had a baby – no matter how you gave birth – chances are you could benefit from pelvic floor physical therapy.
Most people who have given birth deal with urinary or fecal incontinence, pain with sex or other pelvic pain after and many suffer in silence.
Pelvic floor physical therapy can help these conditions – and more. The pelvic floor is a group of muscles, ligaments, tendons and tissue that supports your pelvis. Everyone has a pelvic floor.
It helps with bladder and bowel control and sexual health.
Here are three reasons to consider pelvic floor physical therapy.
Sometimes, if there are incontinence issues, doctors will suggest surgery to repair things but physical therapy can often do the trick. And for some people, they simply cannot have surgery, so PT is always good to try, as it’s effective and non-invasive.
Kegels aren’t enough
For many people, doctors recommend doing kegels to keep your pelvic floor healthy. However, most people don’t perform them correctly or do them consistently. And in many cases, kegels aren’t enough to repair damage or issues after giving birth.
You can get back to enjoying life
Let’s face it. If you are having incontinence issues, pain with sex or other concerns, you probably aren’t fully living your life. However, many people see impressive results after PT and can get back to doing a favorite sport and enjoy intercourse.
Most patients see an improvement in just a few sessions.
If you think you would benefit from pelvic floor physical therapy, talk to your doctor or midwife. They can give you a referral and you can get started on your recovery process.
At Everything Birth, we want birthing people to have a happy and healthy recovery process.