Both men and women have a pelvic floor. It consists of muscles, ligaments, connective tissue and nerves that help support and control the rectum and bladder. The pelvic floor may be damaged by direct trauma, such as a sports injury or repeated heavy lifting, chronic disease, surgery or even sitting on hard surfaces for prolonged periods. A pelvic floor that is damaged or not working to its full function can lead to improper tissue support and weakness.
Pelvic floor disorders can be difficult to treat, not only due to the complexity of the condition, but often people are embarrassed to seek help or believe there is no treatment and they must simply live with the condition.
Women’s Pelvic Disorders
Specialists at the Mizzou Therapy Services-Rangeline clinic are specially trained to treat these impairments as well as provide treatment for issues during prenatal and postpartum care.
A woman’s body changes dramatically during pregnancy and many women experience pain. Many types of pain management methods are off-limits during this time. Physical therapy can help alleviate pain caused or worsened by pregnancy.
The most common symptoms we can treat with physical therapy include neck, shoulder, lower back, hip, leg and foot pain, sciatica and carpal tunnel.
Male Pelvic Disorders
Symptoms and conditions of male pelvic disorders include incontinence, difficulty urinating or moving bowels, overactive bladder, painful sexual function, entrapment (pudendal neuralgia) and pelvic pain.
Our specialists are trained to thoroughly assess your specific challenges and build a unique program around you. We will evaluate your internal and external muscle strength and supporting tissues to create a treatment plan that best fits your individual needs. We can help you build your muscle strength to support your pelvic floor and control your symptoms.