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Yes there are muscles down there!

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction affects the muscles, nerves, and surrounding skeletal structures of the pelvis. The pelvic floor acts as a “floor” to support the abdominal organs and controls the reproductive and waste elimination systems of the body.

Pelvic floor dysfunction commonly occurs from scars from abdominal/pelvic surgeries, childbirth, traumatic falls and injuries, and even too much sitting. Symptoms of Pelvic Floor Disorder in both men and women can cause chronic pelvic pain, inability to sit for long periods of time, urinary or rectal incontinence, painful intercourse, painful menstrual cycles in women and erectile dysfunction in men, to name a few.  So many people are walking around with issues down there!

Manual internal treatment of the pelvic floor, using a myofascial release and craniosacral therapy approach, makes an excellent treatment choice for pelvic floor dysfunction due to the gentle-nature of treatment techniques.  Current mainstream treatments usually involve medication and even more surgery, which creates more scarring and fascial restrictions!

Pelvic floor health is a very private matter. Pelvic floor treatment begins externally with releases of the abdomen and pelvis. Once a therapeutic relationship is established, internal treatment may be recommended.  Phaedra will help you identify and treat scar tissue from surgeries or injuries, combined with stress reduction techniques and manual therapy techniques. You will be guided on an inner journey to release the pelvic holding patterns that may be creating stress and discomfort in your life.  Results often include relief from pain, improved sitting, walking and sleeping, and better elimination!

To learn more, read:

Elle Magazine – Let Who Put What Where? Finding a Cure for Pelvic Pain

The International Pelvic Pain Society Patient Education Brochure

The International Pelvic Pain Society Pelvic Floor Dysfunction PDF

Conditions treated include:

  • Pelvic Floor Pain & Dysfunction
  • Urinary Incontinence, Urgency and/or Frequency
  • Prostate Health/Post Prostate Surgery Treatment
  • Mastectomy Pain/ Breast Implant /Reduction Scars
  • Adhesions from Abdominal Surgery
  • Prenatal and Postpartum Care
  • Painful Intercourse
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Rectal Incontinence
  • Tailbone, Sacroiliac and Low Back Pain
  • Menstrual Problems
  • Infertility Problems
  • Pudendal Neuralgias