P3 Athletic Sports Physical Therapy

Pelvic Health

We’re dedicating this month to all the women*. Not only appreciation for women, but giving attention to the physical health and well being of women, more specifically female pelvic health.

Our complimentary women’s health consultation with Dr. Julia Muller might be for you if…

  • You have pain in the back, SI joint, pelvis, or hips, that hasn’t improved with PT, massage, chiro, acupuncture
  • You’ve had a child or children and have never been assessed post-partum by a specialist in pelvic health
  • You feel your health declining since going through labor
  • Are concerned of fearful your body can’t handle more stressful activity and exercise
  • What to get back your physique from pre-pregnancy
  • You’re having a hard time keeping up with your kids
  • You have frequent urges to urinate that interferes with your life and getting restful sleep
  • You’ve had instances of urine release when working out, sneezing, coughing, or bearing down, even if you haven’t been pregnant!
  • You have suffered with constipation without relief from other medical management or lifestyle changes
  • Want to know a little more about women’s pelvic health? This is the specialized field and training of the anatomy, biomechanics, and organ function of the pelvis. It consists of muscles that support the bowel, bladder and the reproductive organs.

If you want to know what it costs – and what availability we have, then please just click the button below and complete the short form.

Just like other areas of the body, if the ecosystem of muscles, tissues, organs, and movement mechanics are subpar, pain and dysfunction can occur. Issues with the pelvic floor can be displayed with symptoms such as, but not limited to:

  • Leaking urine, gas, and/or stool with dynamics activities such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, running, jumping, and lifting
  • Pelvic and vulvar pain including conditions such as:
    • Endometriosis: condition where endometrial tissue grows outside of the uterus, causing increased pelvic pain
    • Dysmenorrhea: extreme pain associated with menstruation
    • Dyspareunia: pain associated with sexual activity
    • Vaginismus: a reflexive tightening in response to penetration such as with tampon insertion, gynecologic exams, and sexual intercourse
    • Vulvodynia: chronic pain of the vulva (external genital tissues)
  • Chronic low back, hip, coccyx and/or sacroiliac joint pain
  • Interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome)
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Diastis recti abdominis (abdominal separation)
  • Urinary urgency, frequency, incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Pudendal Neuralgia: pain associated with irritation or injury to the nerves of the pelvis

You might be wondering, how did this happen? It can happen from a variety of causes such as strength and recruitment imbalances, movement compensations, pre-existing medical conditions, and trauma (including pregnancy/labor) to name a few.

What can I do about it? If you have any of the symptoms or health issues listed above, we recommend you take advantage of our new women’s health consultation. In this session you will discover the following:

  • Could a pelvic health condition contributing to my pain
  • What treatment is possible to alleviate these symptoms
  • What physical activity is safe for me to do
  • What is possible for my short-term and long term health

Following the consultation, Dr. Muller will discuss if initiating treatment is right for you. Treatment sessions begin with an external and internal pelvic floor assessment, if you consent. This assessment is integral to diagnosing your condition properly and dosing the correct treatment for you. This will include manually examining which muscles might be tight or painful as well as testing the strength and coordination of your pelvic floor muscles to perform crucial functions. This assessment is only performed by providers trained in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of pelvic floor conditions and is different than a speculum gynecologic examination.

If you’re not quite ready to book an appointment yet and have some questions you would like answered first, click the link below to complete a form to get the conversation started.

About Dr. Muller

Since joining the P3 team in 2022, Dr. Julia has been steadfast in our mission to empower clients to reach new levels of health, never thought possible. Through seeing clients at P3 and coaching classes at Croga Fitness, she noticed a significant need to help clients specifically with female pelvic health and pre/postpartum issues. Dr. Julia has been trained by the renowned Herman-Wallace Institute in the assessment and treatment of the female pelvis and is continuing her training through the Institute of Clinical Excellence. She is passionate about empowering women to reach new levels of performance they never felt possible, and to feel a sense of belonging in all fitness and athletic spaces. She is eager to be on your team to resolve any musculoskeletal concerns that stand in the way of your goals.

*Disclaimer: We acknowledge that individuals not assigned female at birth may identify as female. We also acknowledge that individuals assigned female at birth may not identify as female. Biologic sex is a complex topic; it is not binary and also includes individuals with intersex anatomy as well. For medical purposes, this email is specific to pelvic conditions associated with pelvises that include female reproductive organs. At this time, Dr. Muller has completed female pelvic health rehabilitation training and P3 will update if services for male pelvic health conditions are offered in the future.

Are you unsure if physical therapy is right for you? Would you prefer to talk with a PT before making a decision? All you have to do is click the link below to fill out a simple form.

** Note: there is no treatment given at one of our taster sessions. It’s for you to ask us more questions and for us to confirm whether or not we think we can help you.

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