Pelvic pain is often associated with overactive pelvic floor muscles. When the muscles are tight there are often active trigger points. The pain can be widespread throughout the pelvis or localised to one spot.
This is a more common problem than people think. It is very debilitating and can affect Women immensely both in their personal life and their day to day life.
Katrina always assesses women holistically to try and ascertain where the pain is originating from. This means that we should get a resolution of the cause and not just continue to treat the symptoms.
Pelvic pain can be due to:
Trauma to the pelvic floor during childbirth or other pelvic surgery
Adhesions following surgery
Overactive the pelvic floor muscles
Direct trauma to the pelvic floor
Injury to the bony pelvis
Following infection, ie bladder infection
No known cause
Pelvic floor / perineal pain
Urethral / vaginal / rectal pain
Lower abdominal pain
Connective tissue Pain
Coccydynia / pelvic dysfunction
Treatment includes assessment of the pelvis, the perineum, the pelvic floor, the abdomen
Trigger point release
Connective tissue release
Manual therapy of the pelvis
Pelvic Floor Muscle re-education
Realtime Ultrasound to assess the pelvic floor muscles and for Biofeedback