Endometriosis is a painful and often misunderstood condition that affects millions of women worldwide. While there is no cure for endometriosis, various treatments can help manage its symptoms, allowing those who suffer from it, to take back control of their lives. One such treatment is pelvic floor therapy which can be an enticing alternative to surgery. In this blog, we will explore how pelvic floor therapy with us at MOTION RX can be a valuable tool in combating endometriosis and improving the confidence and well-being of individuals living with this condition.
We first have to understand what exactly endometriosis is. Endometriosis is a chronic condition where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus (endometrium) grows outside of the uterus. This tissue can attach to various organs in the pelvic region. Oftentimes, this can lead to symptoms such as:
– Severe pelvic pain
– Menstrual cramps that are more painful than usual
– Painful intercourse
– Heavy menstrual bleeding
– Digestive issues
– Low back and Hip pain
– Core Instability
These symptoms can be debilitating and have a significant impact on a person’s physical and emotional well-being. For a ton of people, this can often be a frustrating thing that may seem hopeless. On the contrary, we’ve actually had a ton of success with treating and resolving endometriosis.
A Holistic FIx & Approach for Endometriosis: Pelvic Floor Therapy
Pelvic floor therapy is a non-invasive, conservative treatment approach that focuses on the muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues of the pelvic region. This therapy aims to alleviate pain, improve function, and enhance overall well-being. Here’s how pelvic floor therapy can combat endometriosis:
Pain Relief: Endometriosis-related pain can be excruciating. Pelvic floor therapy includes a variety of techniques such as manual therapy, stretching, and relaxation exercises that can target the pelvic floor muscles to provide relief. This can help reduce pain and discomfort, allowing individuals to regain control over their lives.
Restoration of the Pelvic Floor: Chronic pain from endometriosis can lead to muscle tension and dysfunction in the pelvic region. Pelvic floor therapy can help rehabilitate these muscles, restoring strength and function. This can be especially beneficial for those experiencing painful intercourse, bladder issues, low back and hip pain.
Improved Quality of Life: Dealing with chronic pain and discomfort can take a toll on one’s confidence and overall quality of life. Pelvic floor therapy not only addresses physical symptoms but also provides emotional support and education. You don’t have to navigate this journey alone. Your pelvic PT is there to guide and support you. This holistic approach can empower individuals to regain their confidence and once again get back to the activities they love.
Improved Bowel and Bladder Function: Endometriosis can affect bowel and bladder function, causing symptoms like constipation, diarrhea, or urinary urgency. Pelvic floor therapy can address these issues by improving muscle coordination and function in the pelvic area. We can use the pelvic floor to retrain the bladder and combat urgency and leakage
Fertility Support: For individuals with endometriosis who are trying to conceive, pelvic floor therapy can be an essential part of their fertility journey. Optimizing pelvic health and function, it may increase the chances of successful conception and improve the recovery process postpartum as well.
Endometriosis can be a challenging condition to manage, but pelvic floor therapy offers a holistic approach to address both physical and emotional aspects of the disease. By seeking this form of treatment, individuals with endometriosis can experience pain relief, improved muscle function, and enhanced confidence in their daily lives. Call us at MOTION RX today to book an evaluation so you can embark on the journey from cramps to confidence!