For countless women, getting a diagnosis of Endometriosis, Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD,) Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS,) Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD,) or a myriad of other pelvic health related conditions, has often involved years of symptoms, multiple doctors, and so. many. tests.
Now, we are actually seeing more and more women getting diagnosed and getting answers as to WHY they are having the symptoms they are having, and this feels like a triumph! They see us. They believe us. They “label” us. But.. Then what? What do we do after we know the “why?”
So many of our patients have been given these diagnoses, told the symptoms, and then sent out the door. So often, they are not given options for care that can often improve, help, or manage the issues that go along with the diagnoses.
Is this you? Have you been told you have PCOS and that your irregular cycles are just part of how your body operates? Or do you have endometriosis and have been told that your pain is normal? Do you have cyclical and intense menstrual symptoms or persistent arousal that you have lost all hope for finding relief?
The good news… your symptoms CAN improve! This is what we DO!
“I thought these were medical diagnoses, how could my issues get better other than medication or surgery?”
While they are medical diagnoses, pelvic PT can help reduce and manage the symptoms associated with them! A lot of these conditions are associated with pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, so pelvic floor physical therapists treat A LOT of the symptoms.
Here are a few examples of the most common, but not all of the symptoms that pelvic PT can help with:
-Pelvic floor dysfunction: tone, coordination, and strength
-Low back pain
-Stress relief techniques/breathing pattern work
-Pain with menstruation or ovulation
-Abdominal bloating, diarrhea, constipation
-Pain with intercourse/vaginal penetration
-Individualized home exercise program to address your specific needs
-Overactive nervous system
–Nerve pain, persistent arousal
–poor lymphatic drainage
You are not alone, and your daily life CAN improve. We see you, we hear you, and we understand you. If you have PCOS, Endometriosis, PMDD, PGAD, or any other diagnosis that impacts your pelvic area, we hope that you take advantage of pelvic PT as a resource to walk alongside you in your journey.
We are here for you!