What is endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a chronic condition in which the tissue that normally lines the uterus (endometrium) grows outside of the uterus, usually on other organs in the pelvic area. It can cause pain, heavy menstrual bleeding, and infertility. Endometriosis affects roughly 10% (190 million) of reproductive age women and girls globally. And truthfully, a lot of women who have endometriosis may not know.
The most common symptoms of endometriosis are:
- Pelvic pain
- Painful periods
- Pain during intercourse
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Constipation and bloating
There are different treatment options available if you suffer from endometriosis that can help manage symptoms and improve quality of life. Such as over the counter pain medication, hormone therapy, and sometimes surgery. However, these treatments aren’t always enough to find relief.
Pelvic Floor Physio may help when other options don’t.
What is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?
Pelvic floor physiotherapy is a type of physical therapy that focuses on strengthening and improving the function of the pelvic floor muscles. It is commonly used to treat issues that affect the pelvic floor such as:
- Pain with intimacy
- Chronic pelvic pain
Plus. It can be used to treat endometriosis.
How does Pelvic Floor Physio Help Treat Endometriosis?
Pelvic Floor Physio can help to reduce pain, improve bladder control, and decrease the risk of developing further complications due to endometriosis. Pelvic floor physiotherapy can also help to improve posture and reduce tension in the abdominal area, as well as helping to reduce anxiety caused by endometriosis. Additionally, this type of therapy can help to improve sexual function, as it can help to relax the pelvic floor muscles and improve blood flow in the area..
With regular practice of Pelvic Floor Physio exercises, people with endometriosis can expect improved physical comfort, increased energy levels, and improved reproductive health outcomes.
What to expect from a Pelvic Floor Physio plan of care for endometriosis?
A pelvic floor physiotherapist can help to assess the condition of the pelvic floor muscles and provide exercises that target these muscles. The therapist may also provide advice on lifestyle modifications such as avoiding constipation, maintaining a healthy weight, and reducing stress levels. Additionally, they may recommend relaxation techniques such as yoga or Pilates to help manage symptoms. Your plan of care with a Physiotherapist will be tailored specifically to your condition and needs.
Ultimately, Pelvic floor physiotherapy is an important part of managing endometriosis and its associated symptoms.
If you suffer from this condition, don’t hesitate to call our clinic.
We can help.