Infertility Specialist

Triggered Physical Therapy

Women’s Health Physical Therapists located in Downtown Arlington, Arlington, TX

Having problems conceiving can be devastating, but there are ways to improve your chances of having a baby. If you’re struggling with infertility, Oluwayeni Abraham, PT, DPT, and Josephine Duncan, PT, at Triggered Physical Therapy in Arlington, Texas, can help. They use techniques like gynovisceral manipulation to boost the health of your reproductive organs and encourage conception. Call to find out more or book an appointment online today.

Infertility Q & A

What is infertility?

Infertility is the inability to become pregnant. Healthy women typically conceive within the first six months of trying for a baby, so if it’s been a year with no success you might benefit from infertility treatment.

In many cases, the problem isn’t an underlying medical problem. Stress, emotional issues, and lifestyle can all have an effect. 

You may need to take steps to optimize your fertility by managing stress and making changes to your diet. Using an ovulation chart to ensure you’re having sex at your most fertile time of the month could also help.

If you’re still having trouble conceiving, infertility treatment might be advisable. Both you and your partner should undergo fertility testing, as in many cases the problem is with the man’s sperm.

What causes infertility?

Causes of female infertility include:

  • Occluded fallopian tubes
  • Hormonal dysregulation
  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Ovulation problems

Your age is also a factor, as fertility naturally falls as you get older. If you’re over 35, you shouldn’t wait more than six months before seeking help with infertility.

In some instances, the reason for infertility remains unknown.

Can physical therapy help with infertility?

Manual physical therapy is an accessible, affordable, noninvasive, and natural approach to treating many causes of infertility.

The experts at Triggered Physical Therapy have helped many women overcome infertility and conceive successfully using both natural methods and in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Manual physical therapy for infertility involves techniques like gynovisceral manipulation to stimulate blood flow and address connective tissue disorders in your reproductive organs.

How does gynovisceral manipulation address infertility?

Gynovisceral manipulation targets the female reproductive system organs and those that deal with waste elimination. This includes your:

  • Ovaries
  • Uterus
  • Bladder
  • Urethra
  • Ureters
  • Kidneys
  • Rectum

These structures experience stress during menstruation, pregnancy, and delivery. 

Issues like poor posture, lower back and pelvic musculoskeletal conditions, and previous surgeries can all cause nerve damage, weakness, and the formation of scar tissue.

The bones, ligaments, and muscles in your pelvis keep your organs in place while allowing them to remain mobile. If the organs can’t move normally within their space, the elastic tissue becomes fibrous and traps your arteries, nerves, and parts of your lymphatic system.

Gynovisceral manipulation restores sensitivity and elasticity so your organs can regain their normal, healthy motion, which in turn improves your fertility.

If you’re experiencing infertility issues, call Triggered Physical Therapy to find out more or book an appointment online today.