@ Lighthouse Physical Therapy Spokane Liberty Lake
What is Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Pelvic Floor Disfunction (PFD) is a common syndrome that typically develops as a result of various circumstances or triggers. PFD is a large umbrella term that encompasses a broad range of clinical scenarios, including incontinence (both urinary and bowel), overactive bladder, pelvic organ prolapse, and sexual disorders. Emotional triggers are commonly associated with an increase in pelvic pain symptoms.
At Lighthouse physical therapy we utilize evidence-based treatments to restore your pelvic health and eliminate your symptoms! Our practitioners will assess each patient’s individual symptoms to design a unique treatment plan for each patient. Our office utilizes biofeedback, pelvic floor stimulation and muscle energy techniques to correct pelvic floor asymmetry and improve pelvic girdle stability.
Stop telling yourself that your pain/symptoms are normal! Schedule and appointment and let us restore your pelvic health!
MOST PATIENTS ONLY REQUIRE 5 VISITS TO RESTORE THEIR PELVIC FLOOR HEALTH!
Who Most Commonly Suffers From PFD?
Who most commonly suffers from PFD?
PFD affects women primarily, however it also commonly affects men! PFD is also very commonly linked to back pain in all genders. It is also very common to experience pelvic pain before delivery and/or postpartum. Nearly every pregnant woman experiences pelvic floor pain, however several factors about your delivery method can increase your chances of developing PFD:
Mode of delivery (natural bath or cesarean)
Use of forceps
interventions including episiotomy
length/weight of your newborn
BMI prior to and following pregnancy.
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Symptoms
Pain with intercourse
Strong or frequent urge to urinate
Burning during urination
Chronic pain that radiates to the groin, abdomen and lower back
Difficulty with defecation and constipationH!
1. Pelvic Floor Therapy
Research-based exercise progression: “Beyond Legal Roll for Control”
Biofeedback and pelvic floor stimulation
biomechanics analysis of the trunk and lower extremities for assessment of pelvic/sacroiliac symmetry, scoliosis, and other dysfunctions for normalization of forces through the pelvic floor
Strain counterstain releases for the muscles about the lumbar spine, piriformis, hip adductors, and other associated lumbopelvic muscles for normalization of muscular tone about the lumbopelvic girdle
Core stabilization exercises for assistance in pelvic symmetry
patient training for scar tissue massage if indicated
2. Pregnancy and postpartum care, including sciatica, lumbopelvic pain, thoracic pain, carpal tunnel, and plantar fasciitis
Core stabilization exercise progression with specific pregnancy appropriate exercise
Biomechanical analysis of trunk and lower extremities for assessment of supination/pronation of the feet, scoliosis, pelvic/sacroiliac asymmetry, and thoracic kyphosis.
Work and ADL ergonomic training for back protection
postural strengthening to reduce forward-head, thoracic kyphosis, and lumbar hyperlordosis
Muscle energy techniques for pelvic asymmetry corrections
Soft tissue work performed by our licensed massage therapist
We always encourage prophylactic prenatal care so that we can start the process towards a healthy pelvic floor prior to delivery!