Pelvic pain

Physical Therapy for Bowel Disorders

By Cara Konlian, MSPT, CEO, Aquacare Physical Therapy   Most people are unaware that pelvic floor therapy can help in the management of bowel disorders. Physical therapists can evaluate and treat the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular components of bowel dysfunction in order to improve a patient’s quality of life.  Some bowel disorders proven to improve with […]

Written by on September 28, 2023

Pregnancy & Your Pelvic Floor

By Kayla Bell, PTA, Aquacare – Seaford Congratulations on your pregnancy! During pregnancy your body goes through many changes across all systems – hormonal, metabolic, cardiopulmonary, immune, integumentary, gastrointestinal, urinary, psychological, and musculoskeletal! In the musculoskeletal system, pregnant women experience loosening of ligaments and a change in their center of mass which can result in […]

Written by on May 31, 2023

When Should You Get Your Pelvic Pain Evaluated?

What is pelvic pain? Pelvic pain is a broad statement that includes several diagnoses for both men and women. Pelvic pain can stem from reproductive organs, non-reproductive organs, such as the large intestines, trauma, and pregnancies. Some common diagnoses are pudendal neuralgia, endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), pelvic congestion syndrome, interstitial cystitis (IC), dyspareunia, male […]

Written by on May 26, 2023

Why Is Physical Therapy Important Following A Prostatectomy?

If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, your doctor may recommend having a prostatectomy. This procedure is often life-saving, but can come with some adverse effects after surgery. It is important to be aware of these ahead of time and take steps prior to surgery to minimize them. Following surgery, you can request a […]

Written by on March 26, 2023

What to do About Pubic Pain

The pubis symphysis is a cartilage that functions as a joint to connect the ilium plates in the front of your pelvis. As it holds the pelvis together in the front, it plays an essential role in maintaining stability for weight transfer from one leg to the other. What causes Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) Hormone […]

Written by on October 21, 2022

Interstitial Cystitis

Do you find yourself struggling with bladder pain, urinary frequency or lower abdominal pressure? You may have a condition called Interstitial Cystitis (IC) which is defined as an unpleasant sensation perceived to be related to the urinary bladder, associated with lower urinary tract symptoms of more than six weeks duration, in the absence of infection […]

Written by on January 31, 2020