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Take the Cozean Pelvic Dysfunction Screening Protocol to See if You Will Benefit From Physical Therapy Services

A Pelvic Dysfunction Screening Questionnaire was created to help identify who would benefit from pelvic physical therapy.

The International Pelvic Pain Society published the results of using this screen (which you can read here). The article indicates that over 90% of people with pelvic dysfunction are correctly identified using this tool. 

You can take an online version of the questionnaire HERE to find out if you would benefit from physical therapy. 

If you answer "Yes" to 3 or more of the questions, then pelvic floor dysfunction is very likely and we can help. Call us at 915-209-7124.

You might be wondering... how can physical therapy help my "down there"? 

Many conditions in the pelvis and abdomen are present or aggravated due to musculoskeletal conditions. Other systemic or medical conditions can affect the pelvic as well, such as pregnancy, menopause, endometriosis, and different types of cancers.

Pelvic health physical therapy (sometimes called "women's health physical therapy") may include muscle stretching or strengthening, mindfulness and therapeutic exercises, massage and soft tissue work, myofascial techniques, movement therapy, biofeedback, dry needling, taping, and neuromuscular reeducation. 

The muscles in the pelvis (often referred to as "pelvic floor muscles") are made up of the same type of muscles that we have in our arms and legs. Because of this, the pelvic floor can become weak and underworked or angry and overworked. We can even see a combination of these symptoms. Depending on our history and other problems, there is also potential for the communication between the brain and the bladder and/or rectum to get mixed up. These conditions can occur in both men and women and at any age.

The good news is that most pelvic patients see improvement with physical therapy. 

Conditions that may benefit from physical therapy at El Paso Pelvic Health: 

Male and Female Urinary Conditions

  • Stress urinary incontinence
  • Urge urinary incontinence
  • Post-prostatectomy urinary incontinence
  • Urinary Urgency
  • Urinary Frequency 
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Interstitial Cystitis

Male and Female Pelvic Pain Conditions

  • Abdominal pain
  • Dyspareunia or pain with intercourse
  • Sacral pain or tailbone pain
  • Groin pain

Bowel Dysfunction

  • Constipation
  • Difficulty evacuating
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Hemorrhoids or fissures

Pregnancy-related Services

  • Childbirth preparation including core and pelvic floor muscle training and education regarding perineal massage and birth position

Pregnancy-related conditions

  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Pelvic girdle pain
  • Bowel and Bladder issues

Postpartum conditions

  • Diastasis recti
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Abdominal muscle weakness
  • Painful abdominal and/or perineal scars

Post-surgical rehabilitation

  • Prostatectomy
  • Cesarean section
  • Hernia repair
  • Uterine, bladder, or rectal prolapse