Physical Therapy for Pelvic Pain

Virtual PT NYC

Have you been experiencing pain in your pelvic floor? Our team at Virtual PT NYC is here to help. We offer pelvic floor physical therapy as one of our many physical therapy services. To learn more about physical therapy for pelvic pain, please click here

What is Pelvic Pain?

Pelvic pain is generally felt in the lower abdomen, pelvis, or perineum and has many possible causes. Pelvic pain is very common and can affect both men and women. You may be dealing with chronic pelvic pain if your pain lasts for more than six months. Here are some of the common causes of pelvic pain:

  • Pregnancy and childbirth. This can cause changes to the pelvic joints and affect your pelvic floor muscles.
  • Muscle weakness within the pelvic floor or trunk. 
  • Changes in the muscles controlling the bladder and bowel. 
  • Prolapse.
  • Pressure on nerves in the pelvis. 
  • Scar tissue following abdominal or pelvic surgery. 

The pain you feel in your pelvis and lower abdomen may vary. Some patients may experience aching pain, while others feel sharp or stabbing pains. Some of the signs and symptoms associated with pelvic pain may include:

  • Trouble walking or performing daily activities.
  • Inability to sit for periods of time. 
  • Pain during sex. 
  • Urinary urgency, frequency, or incontinence.
  • Pain during urination. 
  • Difficulty using tampons. 
  • Pain in your pelvic area when exercising or performing recreational activities.
  • A feeling of hardness in the pelvic region. 

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Like general physical therapy, pelvic floor physical therapy can be used to treat and manage various issues affecting your pelvic region. When you start feeling pain or other problems related to the pelvic floor, it is crucial to seek treatment right away. Doing so will help you prevent long-term complications and improve your quality of life. If you’ve never dealt with issues in the pelvic region before, you may not know what to expect for treatment. Our team would like to share some information about what you can expect with pelvic floor physical therapy to calm any nerves before your first session. 

Pelvic floor physical therapy consists of stretches and exercises specifically targeted to the pelvic area. We provide individualized treatment, so before outlining your treatment, we will carefully examine your needs. Based on the results, we will design your therapy program to meet your needs and specific goals. We utilize several methods for therapy, including patient education, exercises, and biofeedback. We will educate you about how your lifestyle may be affecting your condition and show you how to make improvements. We will also show you exercises that will show you how to use your pelvic floor muscles. Biofeedback allows patients to see how their muscles are working. 

Our team has seen how beneficial pelvic floor physical therapy can be for patients facing dysfunctions. We would like to share some benefits you can experience from this kind of treatment:

  • Increased range of motion. 
  • Reduced pain. 
  • Improved sexual function. 
  • Lowered risk for chronic pain. 
  • Improved urinary and bowel patterns. 

Virtual PT NYC is a physical therapy group that provides pelvic floor physical therapy that is exclusively virtual. We understand that many patients feel more comfortable with virtual sessions during the pandemic, so you can be sure that you are receiving quality care that is just as effective as in-person sessions. If physical touch is needed for your therapy, our dedicated staff is capable of showing your family members or other housemates simple ways they can help you with their hands. Regardless of your pelvic dysfunction, we will work with you to provide quality treatment to get you back to your life. 

Contact Virtual PT NYC

Pelvic pain shouldn’t take over the rest of your life. At Virtual PT NYC, we are experienced in administering pelvic floor physical therapy. Our team will provide you with the necessary tools to improve your quality of life. For more information about physical therapy for pelvic pain, contact our team today!

Virtual PT NYC

Have you been experiencing pain in your pelvic floor? Our team at Virtual PT NYC is here to help.