Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
Here’s to getting to know your pelvic floor. Did you know the pelvic floor is the floor of your core? The pelvic floor is essentially a bowl-shaped set of muscles that support the bladder, rectum, bowel, and uterus. Many suffer from undiagnosed or underlying problems with pelvic floor muscles. These issues can lead to problems that a lot of women are too embarrassed to discuss. However, one of the more common problems that come out of underlying pelvic floor concerns is dyspareunia or painful sexual intercourse. Physical therapy is a resource that is available to women who experience consistently painful intercourse—allowing you to enjoy the intimacy with your partner that you once used to truly enjoy.
Myofascial pain (pain that is associated with the muscles and surrounding tissues) affects women of all ages. When experiencing pain in the region of the pelvic floor, your medical doctor will first rule out that the cause of pain isn’t coming from organs such as the bladder, or another source of pain, such as fibroids. The next step is the pelvic floor physical therapy. Pelvic floor physical therapists are equipped with the skill set to provide relief for the majority of women who experience intimate pain. This is our area of specialty! A lot of women are embarrassed talking about their sexual health or concerns with their pelvic area. This is what we talk about all day! Our office and our staff provide a safe and comfortable space for women to share their concerns and get treatment.
When dealing with myofascial pain, a specially trained physical therapist may manipulate the pelvic floor muscles through manual techniques. Like any other muscle grouping in your body, muscles feel better when they are lengthened and relaxed. When muscles are gently stretched, the cramping and tightening are reduced and the pain is minimized. The wonderful thing about our clinic is we have one-hundred-and-one ways in which we can help you to feel better! So if manual therapy isn’t your cup of tea, we know a plethora of other options that may work better for you. We promise you—no matter how alone you feel in your struggles, we have heard your situation before, and we know a variety of ways in which we can help you.
Many of the therapies we offer lend themselves to be practiced in conjunction with other methods of treatments to alleviate the pain and discomfort. Recognizing that every woman is unique, we develop individual programs that meet the unique needs of each individual woman we treat. From there, programs are established and implemented to ensure that the best course of treatment is designed and practiced for every one of our clients.
Pelvic pain in any capacity is not normal, and women of all ages need to know that there are a variety of treatments available. Do not live a life with intimate pain! Our compassionate, sensitive and discreet staff are here to bring you professional and knowledgeable treatment and courses of action to help you live life to the fullest. Visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/southocpt or give us a call at 949.597.0007.
MORGAN MYMONPT, DPT
Bachelor of Science Degree, Kinesiology, San Diego State University
Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Southern California
1. Neurologic disorders
2. Orthopedic impairments
3. Pelvic health dysfunction
Dr. Mymon does not rely on a cookie-cutter approach when treating her patients; instead, she focuses on developing a treatment plan that is specific to her patient’s goals, hobbies, fitness level, and lifestyle. She enjoys working with patients of all ages and activity levels, with a special interest in treating patients with neurologic disorders, orthopedic impairments, and pelvic health dysfunction. Dr. Mymon’s main goal is to help her patients leave physical therapy equipped with the knowledge and skills to prevent re-injury and improve their quality of life.
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