How can we help?At In Step Physical Therapy, we have been successfully treating various pelvic floor dysfunctions in both male and female populations for the last decade . We have Certified Rost Therapy Clinician and Certified Pfilates ( pelvic floor pilates) clinician on board to meet our client needs in time.
Pelvic floor physiotherapySpecialized Physiotherapy is becoming more established in the literature as a first-line of defence against Incontinence and Pelvic Pain. Pelvic Floor Dysfunction can be caused by:
Hypotonicity (Weak pelvic floor muscles):Contributing to stress incontinence, urge incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Incontinence is NOT a normal part of aging
Hypertonicity (Tight pelvic floor muscles):Contributing to Urinary and Fecal Urgency, Urge Incontinence, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Dyspareunia, Vaginismus, Vulvodynia, Pudendal Neuralgia, Interstitial Cystitis and Chronic Prostatitis
Hypertonic muscles can cause the following symptoms:
- Urinary frequency, urgency, hesitancy, stopping and starting of the urine stream, painful urination, or incomplete emptying
- Constipation, straining, pain with bowel movements
- Unexplained pain in your low back, pelvic region, hips, genital area, or rectum
- Pain during or after intercourse, orgasm, or sexual stimulation
- Uncoordinated muscle contractions causing the pelvic floor muscles to spasm
Men’s Pelvic HealthPelvic floor physiotherapy can be extremely helpful to address some of the challenges that men may have when their pelvic floors are not working properly including:
- Post-Prostatectomy Incontinence
- Erectile dysfunction
- Pelvic Pain including Chronic Prostatitis, Testicular and Penile pain syndromes
- Nocturia (frequent urination at night)
- Symptoms of retention which can often be associated with Benign Prostate Hyperplasia and/or a tight pelvic floor
- Tight Pelvic Floor
- Chronic Constipation
Rost Therapy: Treatment for Pelvic Girdle PainDeveloped by Cecile Röst
Rost Moves Mamas!Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) affects many pregnant and postpartum women and affects function and quality of life. It is also under-recognized and under-treated, and many women are told that back, pubic and/or hip pain is just a normal part of pregnancy, which will most likely improve after delivery. In fact, in one study, 71% of the pregnant women with self-reported lumbo-pelvic pain told their health care professionals about their pain, and only 25% received any type of treatment for their condition. Pierce 2012. The reality is that PGP can be significantly improved in pregnancy and postpartum, allowing pregnant women to function well and enjoy their pregnancies.
What is Rost Therapy?Rost Therapy consists of an assessment which identifies asymmetry and/or muscle imbalance of the pelvic girdle and unhelpful movement patterns and postures. Treatment includes therapist hands-on treatment to improve pelvic girdle symmetry and muscle support, followed by a home exercise program to properly balance the pelvic girdle joints and muscle patterns. Postural and movement advice for daily activities is an important part of the program. Because the home program is simple to do, adherence is extremely high: women have less pain when they follow the exercises and advice, and are only too happy to lead a 'normal' life with less pain and restrictions! A small number of treatments sessions are needed for treatment and to learn the program. This active approach gives women back control of their symptoms and function.
What exactly is Pfilates?Pfilates is a program of neuromuscular conditioning based on extensive EMG recordings taken from the pelvic floor. Pfilates was created by an American Urogynecologist to provide a method of home pelvic floor fitness training accessible to a broad population.
Pfilates programThe Pfilates program is a simple program consisting of ten movements presented in the same order in three different phases (beginning, intermediate, and advanced). Each of the Pfilates movements includes a series of repetitions followed by a hold phase and a pulse phase at the point of peak engagement of the pelvic floor. As such these movements encourage the development of the three essential elements of neuromuscular performance: strength, endurance, and coordination.
If you have concerns, Please book an appointement with us.
We have Certified Rost Therapy Clinician and Certified Pfilates ( pelvic floor pilates) clinician on board to meet our client needs in time.