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Hands of hope NY

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy NYC

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Do you know that 1 in 4 women suffer from a pelvic floor disorder
As for men 16 % suffer from pelvic floor disorder symptoms  through their lifetime

    What are pelvic floor muscles

    Your pelvic floor is a group of muscles that sits like a bowl within your pelvis. They are working throughout your day in many ways you may not have ever realized

    The muscle fibers have a sphincter action on the rectum and urethra. They relax to allow urination and defecation. and they act as a blood/lymph pump for the pelvis.  

Pelvic floor dysfunction symptoms:



For Men :

It is believed that pelvic floor dysfunction affects women only but unfortunately it affects men too

1-Male urinary dysfunction: This condition can involve leaking urine after peeing, running to the bathroom (incontinence) and other bladder and bowel issues

2-Erectile Dysfunction (ED): ED is when men can’t get or maintain an erection during sex. Sometimes pelvic muscle tension or pain is the cause

3-Prostatitis inflation: Pelvic floor dysfunction symptoms closely resemble prostatitis, which is an infection or inflammation of the prostate

4-Constipation: difficulty with Bowel movements

5-Pelvic and perineal pain 

For Women :

If you’re a woman and you have one of these symptoms then you may have Pelvic floor dysfunction

  • Affecting the uterus and vagina: Pelvic floor dysfunction can interfere with a woman’s reproductive health by affecting the uterus and vagina.
  • Pain during sex: Women who get pelvic floor dysfunction may also have other symptoms like pain during sex
  • Uterine prolapse: Bulge dropping off Vagina because of weak pelvic floor.
  • Difficulty in pregnancy: The pelvic floor muscles in women also provide support for the baby during pregnancy and need to be relaxed during the birthing process.
  • Vaginismus and vulvodynia  



How we treat it:

We pride ourselves of having Certified Pelvic Floor Specialists from Herman and Wallace Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Institute, one of the largest and most renowned institutes in the United States in the field of pelvic floor therapy certification

Your treatment plan will depend on your evaluation and may include any of these techniques and approaches :

– Pelvic floor strengthening and conditioning

– Biofeedback rehabilitation and 

– Core coordination and engagement with Pelvic floor muscles

– Daily voiding Log with Visit to visit follow up

-Home routine protocols of exercises and activities

pelvic floor physical therapy  interventions may be used to target pelvic floor dysfunction, with an average of 75% of patients undergoing pelvic floor PT reporting significant overall improvement and functionality. At Hands of Hope NY, our goal is to determine early diagnosis of pelvic floor dysfunctions and provide proper therapeutic rehabilitation to restore your normal function.


What causes pelvic floor dysfunction?

Traumatic injuries to the pelvic area (like a car accident).


Overusing the pelvic muscles (like going to the bathroom too often or pushing too hard), eventually leading to poor muscle coordination.

Pelvic surgery.

Being overweight.

Advancing age.

For more information :

Read our blog on Physical Therapy Pelvic Floor Rehab : https://handsofhopeptny.com/do-you-need-pelvic-floor-physical-therapy-the-answer-will-surprise-you/

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