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Postnatal Pelvic Floor Therapy

At Zaker Chiropractic, there are several reasons why our patients come to see us; however, issues with the pelvic floor can lead to major quality-of-life problems. There is nothing quite like welcoming a new life into this world; however, this also places the body under a tremendous amount of stress. One of the major issues related to pregnancy, particularly after delivery, is problems with the pelvic floor. Those who develop issues regarding the pelvic floor could have problems with numerous activities throughout the day. There are a few key points to keep in mind.

An Overview of Postnatal Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

There are muscles of the pelvic floor that stretch from the abdomen to the spine and from side to side across the pelvis. They act like a hammock, protecting the internal organs. During pregnancy, the muscles of the pelvic floor have to stretch to accommodate an unborn baby. This can compromise their function, leading to pelvic floor dysfunction. During delivery, these muscles are stretched even more. This can lead to postnatal pelvic floor dysfunction and several issues might develop.

Common Pelvic Floor Conditions After a Pregnancy

After pregnancy, there are serious pelvic floor conditions that might develop. Some of the most common conditions that women might develop include:

A young woman experiencing pelvic discomfort.
  • Urinary Incontinence: Many women will develop issues related to urinary incontinence. This includes urinary frequency and urinary urgency.
  • Fecal Incontinence: Many women with pelvic floor issues will also develop issues related to fecal incontinence, which can be particularly bothersome.
  • Pain During Sex: Called dyspareunia, this is another condition that often develops in women following pregnancy due to pelvic floor issues.
  • Musculoskeletal Pain: Finally, women can also develop issues related to hip pain, abdominal pain, back pain, and pelvic pain.

These are just a few of the many conditions that someone might develop following a pregnancy. The good news is that there are treatment options available.

Should You See A Postnatal Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist?

Many women develop these issues and are wondering whether they should see a pelvic floor physiotherapist. Some women think that they should just have surgery. While surgery is one option, it is a good idea to try pelvic floor therapy as well. Some of the reasons why women should see a pelvic floor physiotherapist include:

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  • Noninvasive: One of the first benefits of seeing a pelvic floor physiotherapist is that this is a non-invasive treatment option that could help women avoid surgery.
  • Comprehensive: With pelvic floor physiotherapy, the treatment plan is going to be tailored to meet the individual needs of the patient.
  • Long-Term: The goal of pelvic floor physiotherapy is to provide each patient with a set of long-term solutions that are meant for them.

These are a few of the numerous benefits that will come from seeing a pelvic floor physiotherapist. Everyone deserves to have access to a well-rounded treatment program that will help them meet their needs.

Home Postnatal Pelvic Floor Exercises

One of the major benefits of pelvic floor physiotherapy is that there are exercises that you can do at home. A few examples include:

  • Contractions: Also called Kegel exercises, sitting on the floor and contracting the pelvic muscles for a few seconds to a few minutes at a time can encourage the muscles to strengthen.
  • Stretches: Sitting on the floor and bringing the knee up to the chest will stretch the muscles of the pelvic floor, improving their flexibility.

These exercises play a key role in pelvic floor therapy and can help you recover from pelvic floor muscular issues and dysfunction.

Contact Zaker Chiropractic Today to Make an Appointment

If you are looking for someone who can help you with pelvic floor therapy, then look no further than Zaker Chiropractic. We place the needs of our patients first and we always have walk-in appointments available. If you would like to make an appointment with a provider who will listen to your needs, then give us a call today at (424) 235-1562! We would be honored to help you with your healthcare needs!

Dr. Misa Zaker, D.C.
As a South Bay resident and graduate from UCLA Dr. Zaker specializes in comprehensive multifaceted chiropractic care and manipulation under anesthesia (MUA). After getting his doctor of chiropractic degree at Southern California University of Health Sciences Dr. Zaker built his practice with a goal of changing the perception of what a chiropractic treatment consists of. Dr. Zaker has treated many professionals and amateur athletes including UFC pros, marathoners, swimmers, dancers, and cyclists. Certified in Nerve Conduction Velocity and Manipulation Under Anesthesia, his expertise is sports rehabilitation has helped hundreds of injured athletes regain their strength and flexibility without surgery.

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