A Message From Dr. Colleen Gensheimer
Pelvic floor dysfunction can be triggered by various factors in a woman’s life. For instance, childbirth can result in stretching muscles and nerves, damage to connective tissue, prolapse, changes in pelvic positioning, and reduced effectiveness of muscular contractions due to scar tissue.
Hormonal fluctuations experienced throughout a woman’s life can also impact the functionality of the pelvic floor. Additionally, traumas such as falls, auto accidents, surgery side effects, or unpleasant sexual experiences can lead to pelvic floor dysfunction, causing pain and incontinence.
Some women and girls may be born with excessively tight muscles, which can cause pain and incontinence. Conditions like endometriosis, interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome), and pudendal neuralgia are commonly associated with pelvic pain, painful sex, and incontinence.
It is estimated that around 25% of women experience pelvic floor disorders. As age progresses, the likelihood of developing such a disorder increases, with approximately 50% of women possibly affected by age 80.
Incontinence, a common symptom of pelvic floor dysfunction, is a leading cause of nursing home admissions. While it may be prevalent, it is important to recognize that incontinence is not a normal or acceptable part of aging. It is worthwhile to address these issues as soon as they arise and not simply accept them as inevitable.
At Be Ready Performance Therapy, we specialize in helping individuals identify the underlying causes of their pelvic floor issues and develop tailored programs to address their specific dysfunctions. Our range of treatment options includes:
- Myofascial Release Therapy: This technique focuses on releasing tension and tightness in the muscles and fascia of the pelvic floor, promoting relaxation and relieving pain.
- Relaxation Techniques: We provide strategies to help you relax and reduce stress, as tension and anxiety can contribute to pelvic floor dysfunction. These techniques can include breathing exercises, mindfulness, and other relaxation practices.
- Pelvic Floor Muscle Coordination: Our programs incorporate exercises and techniques to improve the coordination and integration of your pelvic floor muscles with the rest of your body. This helps restore balance and function to the pelvic area.
- Dry Needling: This treatment involves the use of thin needles to target trigger points and tight areas within the pelvic floor muscles. Dry needling can help release tension and alleviate pain.
- Pelvic Floor Strengthening: We offer exercises and techniques to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which can improve their function and support the surrounding structures. This can help reduce symptoms such as incontinence and pelvic pain.
Our Be Ready Performance Therapy team is dedicated to providing individualized care and support. By addressing the root causes of pelvic floor dysfunction and utilizing a comprehensive range of treatment options, we aim to improve your overall pelvic health and quality of life.
If You're Tired Of Dealing With Pelvic Floor Issues And Are Looking For Effective Solutions, Be Ready Performance Therapy Is Here To Help.
You’re in the right place if you’ve answered “Yes” to any of these questions!
Have You Ever Been Told Any Of The Following?
The Reality Is...
Be Ready Performance Therapy Is Here To Help Individuals Dealing With Issues Like Urinary Leakage, Painful Sex, Unresolved Low Back Pain, Or Abdominal Separation (Mummy Tummy) Regain Their Ability To Engage In Their Favorite Activities, All Without Relying On Pills, Pads, Or Surgery.
Choosing the right healthcare provider is crucial to your well-being. Making the wrong choice puts you at risk of unnecessary surgery, dependency on medications or painkillers, or a lifetime of worsening symptoms.
Opting for the least invasive and most natural treatment is essential for resolving leakage, abdominal separation, pelvic floor problems, and postpartum hip/back/pelvic pain, as well as preventing their recurrence in the future.
Working with a provider who comprehends the interconnectedness of the body is vital for your recovery. Our bodies undergo incredible transformations throughout our lives, and addressing changes in the neck, back, diaphragm, core, pelvic floor, pelvis, posture, strength, and movement patterns is necessary for a complete restoration. It involves more than just Kegels!
To achieve a thorough recovery, we must treat the symptoms and investigate the root cause of your symptoms and dysfunction. Working with an expert committed to this approach will give you a long-term solution to your problems.
Be Ready Performance Therapy Has Developed A Comprehensive Three-Step Process To Eliminate Your Postpartum Symptoms And Ensure You Never Have To Deal With Them Again.
STEP 1 - WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR STORY
We understand the frustrations of our healthcare system, where appointments are delayed for weeks or months, and doctors often have limited time to spend with each patient before rushing to the next one, leaving you confused and unheard.
Unfortunately, many physical therapy clinics operate in a similar fast-paced manner, lacking personal attention and one-on-one care. That’s why we are different!
Our first and foremost step is to listen to your story.
We recognize that every individual is unique, especially regarding postpartum issues. Each person has a different body, history, pain, and symptoms. Drawing from our successful experience working with numerous women facing postpartum challenges, we value the importance of understanding your specific situation.
To achieve this, we will engage in an open conversation, allowing you to share your story. This approach enables us to gain a comprehensive understanding of not only the physical aspects of your condition but also how it impacts your daily life.
STEP 2 - DETERMINE THE UNDERLYING CAUSE OF YOUR SYMPTOMS
Many individuals have received a medical term or diagnosis for their physical condition. A doctor may have provided it, revealed it through tests, or even discovered it online. Terms such as prolapse, Diastasis Recti, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, incontinence, Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Pain, or hip/back/pelvic pain might have been attributed to you.
You may have been told that your only options were resting, taking medication, or waiting.
While these approaches may offer temporary relief, they fail to address the root cause of the issue.
The cause of pain or symptoms varies for each person. No two individuals have the same problem caused by the same factor.
At Be Ready Performance Therapy, our objective is to identify the underlying cause of your problem, ensuring the alleviation of your pain and its long-term resolution.
We understand you may still harbor skepticism or uncertainty regarding Integrative Physical Therapy. That’s precisely why we have introduced the free Discovery Visit. Yes, you read it right! The first session is entirely on us!
Our Discovery Visits are tailored for those who are skeptical, unsure, or have experienced disappointment in the past. During this visit, you will learn about the root cause of your condition, the estimated duration for resolving it, and gain confidence that your problem can be naturally solved.
STEP #3 - ELIMINATE THE PROBLEM AND MAINTAIN LONG-TERM RESULTS
This step marks a significant transformation. We will develop a personalized plan that empowers you to:
…resume exercise, including running and jumping, without the fear of pain, stiffness, or bladder control issues.
…engage in playtime with your children, effortlessly lifting and carrying them without any difficulties.
…rekindle intimate relationships with your spouse without the worry of experiencing pain.
…return to your preferred active lifestyle, whether it’s yoga, running, tennis, or any other activity that brings you joy.
…regain strength, confidence, and even a sense of sexiness as your body heals from Diastasis Recti/Abdominal Separation and restores full core strength.
Our ideal clients are motivated and enthusiastic about reclaiming their active lifestyle, even if they feel stuck.
If you’d like to learn more about our availability and pricing before committing to a visit, we are happy to provide you with the necessary information.
You don’t have to sacrifice the activities and family lifestyle you love due to fixable problems.
Dr. Colleen Gensheimer