A large number of women suffer from pelvic floor dysfunctions. It is estimated that pelvic floor disorders affect about 10% of women ages 20 to 39 and 27% of women ages 40 to 59.
These dysfunctions can range from Incontinence, Pelvic Pain, Diastasis Recti, Prolapse, Interstitial Cystitis,
Bowel Dysfunctions, Lower Back Pain, Hip Pain and Sexual Dysfunctions.
Do I Have To Live With These Symptoms?
Most women assume that they will have to ‘Live with it’ and that ‘It is normal to have these symptoms’. While it is common to develop dysfunction in the pelvic region, it is not something you need to live with! Most women are not aware that Physical Therapy can help with their symptoms and it is very effective!
What Is Pelvic Floor?
Pelvic Floor, like any other area of our body is composed of bones, muscles, ligaments and fascia, along with some vital organs. Dysfunctions in the pelvic floor can therefore create issues in these organs as well. For example, if you have a very tight pelvic floor, you can experience pain with intercourse. Having a weak pelvic floor can also create symptoms like incontinence, prolapse and back pain!
How Physical Therapy Can Help?
With a thorough assessment, your Physical Therapist will evaluate the muscle imbalances that may exist in the pelvic floor or any fascial restrictions which may be creating your symptoms. With both external and internal (per-vaginal) techniques, these restrictions/ weaknesses can be alleviated, in turn resolving your symptoms. Biofeedback equipment may also be utilized to give you instant feedback on muscle recruitment, strengthening, etc.
Conditions that can be effectively managed with Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
Coccyx / Tailbone Pain
Lower Back Pain
Clogged / Blocked Milk Ducts
Pubic Symphysis Separation / Pain (SPD)
Women’s Health Physical Therapy Near Me
Liberty Physical Therapy is a state-of-the-art physical therapy center conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Jersey City, next to Grove Street Path Station (10 mins from Hoboken). We are a team of specialists who have years of experience in treating women’s health conditions. We will work closely with your OB/GYN to create a specific plan for you with the goal to enjoying your social, home and work activities without pain. And, we accept most insurance plans.
I am pregnant, will you be able to treat my back or pelvis?
Yes! We are the only practice in Jersey City that offers treatment on a special table with Prenatal Cutout. You can lie face down and unload your back while the therapist is treating you. No need for bulky uncomfortable pillows. Our patients love it!
Can I bring my baby with me?
Absolutely! We offer bouncers and rockers in each room for the comfort of your baby while you get treated. If possible, try to come without the baby for the first appointment since it involves more conversation and a thorough assessment before formulating the treatment plan. We also have a changing table in one of our spacious bathrooms.