Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Specialist

Triggered Physical Therapy

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

After pregnancy and childbirth, your pelvic floor muscles may not be as strong as they used to be. If you’re experiencing urine leaks, pelvic pain, and other symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction, you can find help at Triggered Physical Therapy in Arlington, Texas. Physical therapists Oluwayeni Abraham, PT, DPT, and Josephine Duncan, PT, specialize in addressing women-centered issues like pelvic floor dysfunction using customized, holistic treatments. Call to schedule a consultation for pelvic floor dysfunction or book an appointment online today.

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Q & A

What are pelvic floor muscles?

Your pelvic floor includes the group of muscles and ligaments in the pelvic area that supports organs like your bladder, uterus, and rectum.

These muscles also play a role in controlling urination and bowel movement. Women use their pelvic floor muscles for sexual intercourse.

When these muscles don’t work properly, it can lead to pelvic floor dysfunction.

What causes pelvic floor dysfunction?

There are a number of reasons why you might develop pelvic floor dysfunction. Issues that can weaken your pelvic floor muscles include:

  • Aging
  • Trauma
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Childbirth
  • Previous pelvic surgery

Pelvic floor dysfunction can lead to symptoms that can affect your quality of life and your sexual health.

What are the symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction?

The symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction vary from person to person and can include:

  • Constipation
  • Pelvic pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Lower back pain
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Pressure or pain in the rectum

Many women with pelvic floor dysfunction also experience urinary incontinence, a condition where you leak urine when you cough or sneeze. 

You might also experience pain during urination as a side effect of pelvic floor dysfunction.

How is pelvic floor dysfunction treated?

To improve the strength of your pelvic floor muscles, the team at Triggered Physical Therapy offer several treatments.

Pelvic floor therapy

The physical therapists can teach you how to do pelvic floor exercises. 

Kegels and other exercises can reduce the severity of symptoms like urine leaks and constipation by improving muscle strength. These exercises involve repeatedly contracting your pelvic muscles, much like you do when you want to stop the flow of urine. 

Pelvic physical therapy can also alleviate pelvic pain that occurs during sex. Your provider at Triggered Physical Therapy can perform external and internal manipulations of your pelvic floor muscles to help them relax.

SoLá pelvic therapy

SoLá pelvic therapy is a noninvasive treatment option for pelvic floor dysfunction. This therapy uses activating light energy to stimulate your body’s natural healing process at a cellular level. 

Dry needling

Dry needling is a minimally invasive technique that uses a dry needle to stimulate your body’s healing process. Inserting a needle into contracted muscles of your pelvic floor helps to relax your muscles and relieve persistent pelvic pain. 

The Triggered Physical Therapy team continues to monitor your condition and may recommend routine treatments for several months. They customized your therapy plan based on your unique needs and the severity of your symptoms.

To find out more about treatment options for pelvic floor dysfunction, call Triggered Physical Therapy or book a consultation online today.