Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
The pelvic floor is the group of muscles, nerves, connective tissue and ligaments that control and support the bottom of the pelvis from the pubic bone to the tailbone. Men and women can experience pelvic floor dysfunction that may include the following symptoms: pain in the vagina, rectum, penis, testicles, abdomen, buttocks, hips, lower back or legs. They may have trouble with urinary or fecal urgency, frequency, hesitancy, leakage or sexual dysfunction. Physical therapy with a pelvic health specialist facilitates strength, flexibility and coordination and motor control of the pelvic floor to provide relief and return to function.