Posts made in August, 2016

Manual Therapy for the Obturator Internus

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in Uncategorized

At Pamela Morrison Physical Therapy we use advanced manual therapies for pelvic pain in male and female patients. Here we are treating a male with chronic pelvic pain/chronic prostatitis. The target muscle we are treating here is the obturator internus. This muscle is located in the obturator fossa of the pelvis and is innervated by L2-4 nerve. We are performing a myofascial release technique using ischemic pressure (whereby manual pressure is placed on the muscle for prolonged amount of time) and having the patient perform an active movement of the hip into external rotation repeatedly....

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Treating Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction with Biofeedback

Posted by on Aug 15, 2016 in Uncategorized

At Pamela Morrison Physical Therapy a patient is trained to use surface electromyography (sEMG) pelvic floor muscle biofeedback. Patients with diagnoses: Vulvodynia, Interstitial Cystitis, Pudendal Neuralgia, Chronic Prostatitis, Endometriosis, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome usually have pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. The muscles tighten, shorten, and tender points or trigger points can develop causing more pelvic pain. sEMG biofeedback can help determine how up-regulated the muscles are via surface electrode stickers or internal probes. The patient then learns to relax their pelvic floor...

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