Until there is a problem – or a major life change – we don’t really know much about our pelvic floor. Many mothers teach their daughters about ‘down there’ in the briefest and most functional approach possible. That’s your ‘little girl place’, you pee and poo down there, etc… Only when something becomes out of balance do we find ourselves in need of a trail guide to the pelvis: someone who knows what is going on inside the pelvis, how it is supposed to function, and how to help heal it when something goes awry.
Pelvic floor dysfunction refers to a wide range of issues that occur when muscles of the pelvic floor are weak, tight, or there is an impairment of the sacroiliac joint, lower back, coccyx, or hip joints. Tissues surrounding the pelvic organs may have increased or decreased sensitivity or irritation resulting in pelvic pain.
Numerous conditions can lead me to suspect you might be dealing with a pelvic floor dysfunction, as it can present with any of the following symptoms:
- Painful intercourse
- Uterine Prolapse
- Lower back pain
- Vulvodynia (pain or discomfort in the vulva)
- Pelvic congestion
- Feeling pressure from the inside out (maybe like something is falling out/down)
- Cystocele (bladder prolapse), Rectocele (rectal prolapse)
- Hip pain
Educating yourself about your pelvic floor is the first step in healing. I can help you discover how to alleviate pain and discomfort – then how to build health and wellness. Every woman’s journey leads her into a transformational experience. I would be honored to be a part of your health and wellness team.