Pelvic pain is not known to be a simple condition to treat. In fact, it can take a pelvic physical therapist YEARS of working with patients with this diagnosis before they really can feel confident in their ability to really help.
Pain in the pelvis and pelvic floor can come from a variety of causes including (but not limited to) pelvic trauma, childbirth, sports-related imbalances, muscle imbalances, hip or back pain, endometriosis, abdominal pain, and more.
And though pelvic physical therapy may need to be just one part of the whole care plan for a pelvic pain sufferer, it is truly important for the pelvic physical therapist to address movement dysfunction, muscle imbalances, and habits that may be perpetuating the pain. Medications, procedures, mental health therapies, and more cannot help a person with these imbalances or habits.
Listen as I discuss 4 common habits of my pelvic pain patients and how we address them.