Pelvic Floor Disorders/ Women’s Health
Pelvic floor disorders are more common than many realize and often thought of as something that happens as we age. Mostly associated with women, men can have also be affected with pelvic floor dysfunction. Karyn Campbell, MPT, CWS, is a certified women’s health specialist and is highly trained to evaluate and treat these conditions affecting both women and men with the goal of improving quality of life.
- Pre Natal Issues
- Postpartum Rehabilitation & Strengthening
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Diastasis Recti
- Pelvic and Low Back Pain
- Bowel and Bladder Incontinence for Women & Men
- Overactive bladder
Women’s Health physical therapy addresses the unique musculoskeletal problems of the pelvic region that can have a significant impact on a woman’s quality of life. Atlantis Physical Therapy strives to provide comprehensive therapy services to people of all ages. Our clinical specialists are trained to meet the unique needs of women and men across the lifespan.
Although you may feel you are alone in dealing with pelvic health conditions, the truth is 1 in 3 women suffer from such disorders and their symptoms stemming from life changes such as childbirth, aging, or menopause. Although many women suffer from pelvic floor conditions, it may still be uncomfortable to talk about your symptoms. Rest assured, we understand this concern and approach each patient with the utmost respect and privacy. Our goal is to improve your function and decrease your pain, guiding you on your personal path to improved health and wellness.
How Physical Therapy Can Help Pre and Post Natal
Physical therapy can help improve mobility, strengthen and improve pelvic joint position and stability. Physical therapy and specialized pelvic floor therapy during and after pregnancy can help decrease low back and pelvic pain and post-delivery bladder problems.
As movement specialists, PTs are medical professionals trained to identify and address the source of pain within the pelvic region. We educate expecting moms about safe exercise and body mechanics, including how to lift, stand, and carry other children while pregnant.
Treatment Options May Include
- Manual therapy to help joint alignment and your pelvis, hips, and spine move normally
- Exercises to support your pelvic floor, stomach, back, and hip muscles
- Addressing pain triggers such as posture, flexibility, or nerve involvement
- Education on lifestyle changes to reduce pain in pelvic muscles
- Advice on positions for sleeping, sex, and labor and birth
- Pelvic support belt or crutches
It’s important to stay active and do gentle exercises during and after pregnancy in order to support your pelvic area. It’s also important to recognize your pain limits and avoid activities that make the pain worse. You may have to call on your partner and family and friends to help with housework, especially if you have to climb stairs to do laundry or make dinner and care for other young children.
If you suffer from any of these conditions, we are here to help. Our physical therapist will create a specific plan tailored towards your symptoms to prepare you for a safe and uneventful delivery or address any issues after the birth of your child. Telehealth appointments are available and children are always welcome.