Women's Health

WHAT IS THE PELVIC FLOOR?

Your pelvic floor is made up of 3 layers that act as the hammock at the base of your pelvis. These muscles have 5 basic functions known as the 5 S’s:

  • Support
  • Sphincteric
  • Stability
  • Sexual
  • Sump-Pump

Learning how to properly work these muscles, as well as learning how to relax them, is important for all of these functions.

WHY YOU NEED PELVIC FLOOR THERAPY

WHY YOU NEED PELVIC FLOOR THERAPY

  • To support healthy return to your normal daily life style
  • Get back to an active sex life
  • Improve physical and mental recovery during pregnancy and postpartum
  • Ease your return to gym, crossfit, and group training programs
  • Prevent any dysfunctions down the road

HOW PELVIC FLOOR PT CAN HELP YOU

It is important to get an evaluation by a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist before, during, and after pregnancy. Your pelvic floor can become weak or tight just like any other muscle in the body. However, you may not notice these problems until you already have a dysfunction. Dr. Ortega believes that the best way to treat pelvic issues is to treat them before they become a problem! Preventative treatment is the best way to recover quickly from pregnancy with fewer complications.

EXAMPLES OF PELVIC FLOOR DYSFUNCTION

EXAMPLES OF PELVIC FLOOR DYSFUNCTION

You may need pelvic floor physical therapy if you are experiencing one or more of the following:

  • Incontinence
  • Prolapse
  • Painful intercourse
  • Constipation

WHAT TO EXPECT

ABOUT US

Force Physical Therapy has been providing concierge level physical rehabilitation services to the South Florida community since 2010. Utilizing a variety of traditional and contemporary treatment techniques, Force has been able to successfully treat clients from the elite athlete to the geriatric population.


Dr. Adrianna Ortega received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Miami in 2019, and has been a part of the Force Physical Therapy team since January 2020. In addition to her degree, Dr. Ortega pursued continuing education from the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute in order to treat pelvic floor disorders. Dr. Ortega has a passion for assisting women throughout their pregnancy and postpartum in order to help them feel their best.

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