Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) is a term used to describe a variety of disorders including pelvic pain and various types of incontinence or constipation. Postpartum pelvic floor dysfunction can result from both traumatic deliveries and from those free of complications. Pelvic floor physical therapy is an excellent resource for any postpartum mother, with or without dysfunction, to regain muscle strength and resume exercise without risk of injury.
Constipation is defined in many ways, but it is typically seen as having fewer than 3 bowel movements a week. Constipation may also make itself known through harder than normal stool, difficulty passing stool, decreased appetite, pain, abdominal distension, and foul body odor (especially in children).
Endometriosis is estimated to affect between 10-20% of American women of childbearing age, yet it is often undiagnosed, misdiagnosed, or poorly managed.
Dr. Moses and Dr. Saunders discuss the pediatric population and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. They clearly and concisely break the discussion up into sections on the topics of daytime wetting, nighttime wetting, constipation, psychological considerations, and treatment options.
Diastasis, Childbirth, Prolapse. Many women have questions regarding returning to physical activity after surgery or having a baby. Holly provides answers, action steps and clarification.
Knowledge of the importance of pelvic health is on the rise, but many people still haven’t heard of pelvic therapy. Even those who are aware it exists often aren’t clear on what it is or how it can help. Dr. Lindsay Moses shares how participating in Pelvic Therapy can be life changing.