Did you know that thousands of women suffer in silence every day due to pelvic floor dysfunction? The pelvic floor is a large muscle that is essential to both our daily and our intimate life. One of the most common signs that there is a weakening of the pelvic floor muscle is when a woman experience some level of incontinence or leakage of urine. Even something as simple as sneezing and not being able to control the involuntary leaking of urine can indicate that the pelvic floor muscle is not working as it should. The good news is that a clinic that specializes in women’s health rehabilitation in Salt Lake City, Utah can offer help.
The Major Functions of the Pelvic Floor Muscle
The pelvic floor muscle is crucial to both men and women, but a weakened pelvic floor is particularly common in women following pregnancy and childbirth. The muscle itself acts as a major support for the organs in the abdomen, the bladder, the bowel, and the uterus in women. It serves the following major functions:
• It relaxes and contracts in order to both facilitate the passage and release of urine and faeces, and also the retention of faeces and urine
• It is important in sexual arousal and orgasm
Thousands of women suffer in silence daily due to weakened pelvic floor muscles, but Hand & Orthopedic Physical Therapy Specialists can develop a custom women’s health rehabilitation program to help restore strength and full function.
No Need to Suffer in Silence
Whether you are having trouble controlling your bladder or experiencing excessive flatus due to weakened pelvic floor muscles, a custom designed women’s health rehabilitation program offers support and the opportunity to decrease the pain and embarrassment associated with this condition.