Physical Therapy & Yoga for Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women
Physical Therapy and Yoga have been clinically proven to help treat and manage chronic pelvic pain in women, improving their overall quality of life.
Sylvie, who works at our Warwick clinic, is not only a physical therapist who specializes in women’s health but is also an experienced yoga teacher and yoga therapist, making her uniquely qualified to support women experiencing pelvic health concerns.
Chronic pelvic pain affects nearly one-fifth of women and is characterized by ongoing pain, discomfort, and issues affecting the pelvis, abdomen, lower back and/or buttocks. It may also affect bladder function, bowel function, gastrointestinal health, as well as sexual health. There are many causes of chronic pelvic pain, and although sometimes it might be linked to a specific life event, such as pregnancy, often the cause may not be apparent.
A physical therapy examination can help to reveal underlying causes that may be contributing to chronic pelvic pain, which can include myofascial trigger points, impaired breathing patterns, loss of strength, tone, and coordination of the pelvic floor, abdominal, back, and/or hip muscles, poor posture, and lifestyle habits and routines.
Sylvie’s approach not only involves assessing and treating the anatomical issues related to pelvic pain, but she is able to integrate different techniques from yoga into a treatment plan. This includes yoga postures, with a focus on strengthening and stretching the pelvic floor muscles, as well as breathing and mindfulness techniques to support greater mental and emotional wellbeing. Pelvic pain in women can be incredibly upsetting and sensitive, and taking a holistic approach to its management is a highly effective treatment method.