Pelvic pain is pain felt in the lower abdomen, buttock, tailbone pelvis, hips, groin, or perineum (the area between the rectum and the scrotum or vagina). Pelvic pain affects up to 20% of people in the United States, including women and men.

How Physical Therapy Can Help With Pelvic Pain

  • Posture re-education – Correcting faulty stresses that may be contributing to pelvic pain.
  • Strengthening/flexibility exercises – To restore the muscle imbalances around the pelvis and to improve core strength. 
  • Joint mobilizations/muscle energy technique –  To correct joint alignment.
  • Myofascial release/soft tissue massage – To relax technique to tight muscle/connective tissues/scars.
  • Re-education of pelvic floor muscles – utilizing down training and EMG biofeedback.
  • Education to patient – To assist in understanding of condition and learning coping strategies.
  • Activity modification – To decrease pain and increase quality of life/activity tolerance.