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What is Pelvic Dysfunction?

What is Pelvic Dysfunction?  It encompasses many different disorders and symptoms. What we as physical therapists are trained to treat are the pelvic floor muscles, the structure of the pelvic girdle (bones, joints and ligaments) as well as the connective tissue and musculature of the abdominal wall. Weakness of the structures in the pelvic girdle may cause urinary or fecal incontinence, back pain or sacroiliac joint and hip pain.  On the flip side, if those muscles and structures are unable to relax properly, they may cause a variety of symptoms and disorders from pelvic pain to constipation to back or hip pain. During pregnancy the pelvic girdle is truly challenged and then under great stress during labor, which can also cause a variety of symptoms.  As Physical Therapists trained in evaluating and treating the pelvic girdle, we can get to the bottom of what is causing your symptoms and restore balance to these structures.

There are many of us who experience symptoms of pelvic dysfunction, and many more who do not seek help. These can greatly impact a person’s quality of life. We are here to help.  We have seen how greatly our treatments improve patients lives, it is why we so enjoy this work and are excited to bring to Kansas City this specialty practice in a warm, comfortable environment. Don’t wait another day or suffer any longer, we see people everyday with similar problems, you are not alone!

–Sarah Dominguez, PT, MSPT, CLT

This blog is here for your help. It is the opinion of a Licensed Physical Therapist. If you experience the symptoms addressed you should seek the help of a medical professional who can diagnose and develop a treatment plan that is individualized for you.  If you enjoyed this blog, check out our website at foundationalconcepts.net for more blog entries and to learn more about our specialty PT practice, Foundational Concepts.  Follow us on Twitter @SarahpelvicPT or @Jenn_pelvic_PT and like us on Facebook at Foundational Concepts for updates.

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