Pelvic Pain &
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Pelvic pain can result from many causes, and often is a result of and/or is influenced by pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD).  PFD can be addressed through a thorough assessment of the pelvic floor muscles to determine if the muscles are overactive or underactive in addition to assessing how they are recruited and used in daily life. PFD and/or pelvic pain affects many women whether or not they have had a child.  Hormonal changes can lead to musculoskeletal shifts in function; whether the cause of dysfunction and pain is related to hormonal changes along the trajectory of womanhood or is a result of pregnancy and postpartum changes.  Restoring muscle tone balance and learning how to connect to and control the pelvic floor muscles as well as balance the pressures within the abdominal cavity are vital for the optimal functioning of the pelvic floor and resolution of pain.  Liz is a member of the International Pelvic Pain Society.  

CONDITIONS TREATED:

  • Dyspareunia
  • Vulvodynia
  • Vestibulitis
  • Vaginismus
  • Coccydynia
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Pelvic Congestion
  • Lichens Sclerosis
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Osteitis Pubis
  • Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction/Pain
  • Painful Bladder Syndrome
  • Interstitial Cystitis 

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