Endometriosis is a common condition that affects many women worldwide. It is a chronic condition that causes tissue similar to the lining of the uterus to grow outside of it, leading to chronic pelvic pain, painful menstrual periods, and pain during sex. It can also cause infertility in some cases.
Pelvic Physical Therapy is a non-invasive treatment that has been found to be beneficial in managing endometriosis. Pelvic Physical Therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy that focuses on the pelvic region, including the muscles, ligaments, and nerves. It is aimed at addressing pelvic pain, urinary and bowel problems, and sexual dysfunction.
Here are some of the benefits of Pelvic Physical Therapy for people with endometriosis:
- Pain Relief: Pelvic Physical Therapy can help reduce pain and discomfort caused by endometriosis. This is achieved by using various techniques such as manual therapy, stretching, and exercise to improve blood flow and reduce muscle tension in the pelvic region.
- Improved Pelvic Floor Muscle Function: Endometriosis can cause the pelvic floor muscles to become tight and weak. PPT can help improve the strength and coordination of these muscles, reducing pain and discomfort.
- Improved Bladder and Bowel Function: Endometriosis can cause bladder and bowel dysfunction, such as urinary urgency, frequency, and incontinence. PPT can help improve these symptoms by addressing the underlying muscle and nerve dysfunction.
- Improved Sexual Function: Endometriosis can cause pain and discomfort during sex. PPT can help improve sexual function by reducing pain and increasing comfort during intercourse.
- Improved Quality of Life: Endometriosis can have a significant impact on a person’s quality of life, including physical, emotional, and social well-being. PPT can help improve these aspects of life by reducing pain and improving overall pelvic function.
We had a client visit us to help with her pelvic pain prior to any excision surgery to help with bowel movements and painful intercourse. After several sessions she could have a bowel movement without straining, and had a noticeable improvement with pain with penetration. Her menstrual cycle pain improved significantly.
We have also had people come to us after seeking gold-standard excision surgery with an Endometriosis Physician Specialist, to ensure pelvic floor muscle function improved with passing gas and pain-free intercourse with her partner.
Pelvic Physical Therapy can be a beneficial non-invasive treatment option for people with endometriosis. It can help improve pain, pelvic floor muscle function, bladder and bowel function, sexual function, and overall quality of life. Also know there are treatment options out there and seeking care from a Physician who specializes in Endometriosis is vital for a correct diagnosis. If you are experiencing symptoms of endometriosis, please reach out to us via a phone call or fill out a form here.