Pelvic Rehabilitation

Do any of these complaints apply to you or someone you know?

  • Do you experience urine leakage when you jump, run, sneeze, cough, yell, bend, lift, or change positions?
  • Are you bothered by frequent urination? The feeling of having to urinate? Difficulty emptying your bladder?
  • Do you experience urine, feces, or gas leakage?
  • Does incontinence keep you from participating in social events?
  • When you hear running water or get close to home, is there an overwhelming urge to use the bathroom?
  • Do you plan your daily life or errands around being near a bathroom?
  • Do you have pain, burning, numbness in the vulva, pelvis, genital area, or abdominal area?
  • Do you experience pain or constipation with bowel movements?
  • Do you feel “bloated” or look distended after eating or particular times of day? Is it accompanied by a decreased ability to breathe?
  • Has your sex life been affected from all or any of the above?
  • Overall, do you feel a decrease in the quality of your life or health?
  • Do you feel sad, discouraged, hopeless or had so many problems you wondered if anything was worthwhile?

CONDITIONS WE TREAT:

For both Men and Women:

  • Lumbopelvic Pain
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Dyspareunia
  • Vulvodynia
  • Bladder Dysfunction:

Frequency

Stress Incontinence

Urge Incontinence

Painful Bladder Syndrome

  • Bowel Dysfunction
  • Abdominal bloating
  • IBS (constipation and diarrhea)
  • Post-prostatectomy
  • Sexual Dysfunction

 

SERVICES/TREATMENT WE OFFER:

  • Patient Education
  • Bladder Retraining
  • Pain Relief
  • Myofascial Release
  • Visceral Mobilization
  • Biofeedback
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Pilates

Pregnancy
Pregnant women need chiropractic and physical therapy too!! Pregnancy is a time of incredible stress in a women’s life, going through physical, hormonal, postural, and emotional changes. For most women, awaiting a baby’s arrival is one of the happiest times of their lives. However, for many, the joy of the impending birth is diminished by the pain and discomfort of pregnancy.

The feelings women experience during pregnancy are triggered by hormones and postural changes. The release of hormones such as estrogen, progesterone and relaxin causes softening of the connective tissue and relaxation of the ligaments and joints in the expectant mother. The changes increase the mobility of joints and may make the mother-to-be even more prone to injury and pain. With the growth of a rapidly developing fetus comes postural imbalance, extra stress on the lower back and musculoskeletal discomfort. The common remedy used for pain is medication; however, it is contraindicated during pregnancy since their side effects may endanger both the mother and child. As a result, many women find themselves destined to suffer for nine long months. They do not know where to turn for relief. The chiropractors and physical therapists on our team work in conjunction with your obstetrician or mid-wife to provide complementary care. Chiropractic care and physical therapy during pregnancy are a drugless and valuable approach to treating pain and dysfunction. Our tables have a break away piece and a tilt up pelvic piece to accommodate a growing abdomen that occurs with pregnancy to ensure comfort and safety of the patient. Chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy are a safe and effective approach to treating many complaints of pregnancy including:

  • Mid and lower back pain
  • Headaches
  • Round ligament pain
  • Pre-mature contractions
  • Breech presentation
  • Breast feeding difficulties

Chiropractic adjustments and non-endurance type of physical therapy exercise during pregnancy help to delay feelings of fatigue during fetal development and labor, improve the patient’s self image and feeling of well-being, accelerate general postpartum recovery, provide relief of back pain, maintain the stability of the pelvis and improved posture, and can lower the C-section rate. Pilates exercise, with the supervision of our therapists, is a wonderful low impact form of exercise to increase core stabilization during pregnancy without placing increased strain on the joints or extremities. It offers an effective exercise regimen to strengthen pelvic floor musculature to enable women to carry babies to term, deliver safer and quicker, and recover from labor faster. Research suggests that women who exercise during pregnancy experienced a reduced length of the first and second stages of labor and were more likely to have vaginal deliveries compared to individuals who did not exercise.

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