This is kind of embarrassing, but...
What is the Pelvic Floor?
The pelvic floor is the muscle, organs and tissue of the pelvis. It includes the urogenital region and its organs. It comprises urinary, bowel and sexual function. It can even encompass the abdomen.
What can happen 'down there'?
When something in the abdomen and/or pelvis/pelvic floor are compromised, it can change normal function of the region and create pain, weakness or even the inability to experience pleasure. Compromise can come in the form of injury (to the pelvis or even the spine), pregnancy, post-partum complications or just general weakness in the region.
Can 'it' be fixed?
In a word, yes! There is so much that can be done for abdominal and pelvic floor problems. A fair amount of it is far less scary than you may think.
This has been going on a while; is it too late to get treatment?
No, it is never too late for treatment. Women experiencing problems for 20+ years have had full improvement with pelvic floor therapy.
How long will it take to improve?
Well, this is always difficult to answer as it varies person to person and every situation is unique. However, your involvement and dedication will always speed up the process.
What should I expect with each session?
Your therapist will discuss the specifics of what will be needed during the evaluation and each subsequent session. But there are some basics listed on the FAQ page about the pelvic floor evaluation. As always you can feel free to call, text or email with any further, more specific questions.