Did you know your pelvic region is an area of the body that holds stress? Pelvic pain is impacted by anxiety, stress, our thoughts, attitudes and beliefs and therefore it is important to understand how our pain system works and address pelvic floor dysfunction.
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A pelvic floor physiotherapist would complete an internal assessment to determine state of the pelvic floor muscles – are they high tone (overly tight)? weak? lack endurance?
Women can have tight muscles in the pelvic floor (and they will also be weak). It is necessary to learn how to lengthen and relax the pelvic floor prior to strengthening. Once able to lengthen and relax, then pelvic floor exercises (such as kegels) can be taught and used to strengthen the pelvic floor.
There is a lot of misinformation that every women should be doing kegels but they won’t be effective if the pelvic floor is very tight. As well, many women don’t know how to correctly do a pelvic floor contraction. A pelvic floor PT can teach pelvic floor contraction with internal palpation to ensure patient is doing correctly.
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