Life can seem unfair in many ways. For women who have given birth the problems they have to deal with in their pelvic area can seem monumentally unjust. Giving birth can cause pelvic floor dysfunction which in turn has a number of annoying symptoms caused by weakened muscles.
What Are Kegel Exercises?
Kegel exercises are designed to strengthen the muscles in the pelvic floor. Through strengthening the right muscles, Kegel exercises can reduce or eliminate symptoms brought on by pregnancy such as a weak bladder or pain in the lower back.
Though Kegel exercises can be beneficial, they are often not enough to fully resolve problems such as urinary incontinence, prolapse and pelvic pain. Also, Kegel exercises done incorrectly may cause more harm than good. We recommend pelvic floor physical therapy as a comprehensive treatment plan for full and speedy recovery, helping you strengthen your core & pelvic muscles.
What Is the Pelvic Floor?
Your pelvic floor muscles support many of the internal organs in your lower abdomen such as your uterus, bladder, small intestine, and rectum. The muscles work as a kind of “hammock” to hold all of these organs. When the muscles become weak and the “hammock” starts to sag, this puts pressure on the pelvic region and cause dysfunctions.
What are the Symptoms of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction?
Common symptoms of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction include:
Urine leaking when sneezing, laughing and jumping
Urinary Incontinence & Urgency
Pelvic Pain, Lower back pain
Pain during sex
Pain when lifting heavy objects
Stomach protruding (Diastasis Recti)
Feeling pressure on your vagina
How can Pelvic Floor Therapy Help Me?
With a thorough assessment, our highly skilled Physical Therapist will evaluate the muscle imbalances that may exist in the pelvic floor or any fascial restrictions which may be creating your symptoms. With both external and internal (per-vaginal) techniques, these restrictions/ weaknesses can be alleviated, in turn resolving your symptoms. Biofeedback equipment may also be utilized to give you instant feedback on muscle recruitment, strengthening, etc.
Can I see a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist Without a Doctor Referral?
Yes, in New Jersey you get direct access to certified Physical Therapists, such as Liberty Physical Therapy. You don’t need a Doctor’s referral or prescription to start treatment. Also, we accept most insurance plans. Please call us at 201-366-1116 or complete below form so we can verify your specific plan benefits.
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Pelvic Floor Treatment Near Me
Liberty Physical Therapy is the largest and state-of-the-art physical therapy center with 8 private treatment rooms, and the first and only practice in Jersey City that provides comprehensive Women’s Pelvic Floor Therapy. Conveniently located in the heart of Jersey City, next to Grove Street Path Station, we are just 10 minutes from Hoboken, Manhattan & Bayonne. We are a team of specialists with several years of experience successfully treating Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions. We will work closely with your doctor to create a specific plan for you, with the goal of returning you back to enjoying your social, home and work activities.