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Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

When pelvic floor muscles are weak, too tight, or have been injured (tearing, episiotomy), pelvic organ function can be altered, which can cause urine leakage, prolapse, or problems during sex

Pelviperineal physiotherapy (which comes from the union of the terms “pelvis” and “perineum”) or pelvic floor physiotherapy is a specialty that prevents and treats these dysfunctions, helps prepare the muscles to give birth and recover after delivery. It is a branch of physical therapy that focuses on the care of women, both as a treatment and prevention measure, to maintain good health.

It is indicated for the following cases:

Pregnancy: It tones up and makes the pelvic floor more flexible and prepares it for

Postpartum: Reviews and treats scars (episotomy, C-section) and strengthens muscles to avoid urine leakage or prolapse.

Sexual Dysfunctions: Such as vaginismus, discomfort with relationships or painful scars.

Urinary incontinence: It is caused by coughing, sneezing, sexual intercourse or physical activity. Urinary incontinence often leads to other related disorders such as anxiety, stress, or even depression. It can be triggered by childbirth, menopause, or surgery to remove the uterus. Other factors that influence the development of urinary incontinence are obesity, constipation or diseases such as diabetes.

Prolapse: Prolapse is the descent of one or more organs from the pelvic cavity to the outside. It is mainly due to the weakness of the support systems (muscles, ligaments and fascia) that hold and suspend these pelvic organs, preventing them from coming out of the vagina.

Among the techniques used to make a good treatment in the pelvic floor are manual and myofascial therapy, perineal massage, pelvic floor exercises, hypopressive gymnastics, behavioral techniques and treatment by electrostimulation.

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