Physical therapy is a natural treatment for pelvic pain

Whether it’s caused by injury, complications related to childbirth or the recovery period after a surgery, pelvic pain can be a debilitating condition with a disruptive effect on your life. Patients looking for relief often turn to natural treatments as an alternative to medication, injections or surgery. This can be due to a fear of dependency, loss of function and other concerns. 

Physical therapy can be a highly effective form of natural treatment for pelvic pain. A physical therapist primarily uses a number of active and passive techniques that are designed to increase range of motion, strengthen supporting muscles and increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Because it mainly takes a physical, hands-on approach, physical therapy can offer a simple, natural path to long-term relief from pelvic pain.

As you read over the following information, feel free to reach out to our team with any questions or if you’d like to learn more about our treatment options. 

How does a physical therapist treat pelvic pain?

The first step in any treatment plan for physical therapy is for the therapist to perform a full patient evaluation. This typically includes a review of the patient’s medical and treatment history, questions about specific symptoms and mobility problems, and a series of movement and posture tests.

With this information, the therapist can work with the patient to create a highly personalized treatment plan consisting of the following treatment options: 

  • Manual therapy to mobilize joints and soft tissue
  • Stability exercises to help strengthen supporting muscles in the pelvic floor
  • Targeted stretches to increase range of motion

Patients can also expect to receive instruction on healthy lifestyle decisions that can help with the treatment process. 

Exceptional pelvic pain treatment at Back in Motion

With five convenient locations in Maine to serve you and an expert staff who is committed to providing consistent one-on-one care, Back in Motion Physical Therapy wants to help you find relief from pelvic pain. We want you to feel safe and confident with the treatment you receive, which is why you can expect to receive your treatment from the same therapist at each appointment. 

To learn more about the full range of our treatment options and to schedule your initial appointment, contact our team today.