March is Endometriosis Awareness Month

Posted by on Mar 1, 2019 in Uncategorized

It’s time women ended the silence of their suffering. Women with Endometriosis suffer from pelvic pain, bloating, painful periods, painful intercourse, digestive issues, elimination problems, excessive bleeding, headaches, depression, infertility and inability to perform activities of daily living. We are passionate about helping this population. The best way to approach endometriosis is through a multidisciplinary approach which includes a skilled and experienced physical therapist that specializes in pelvic pain and myofascial release techniques, including visceral mobilization. At Pamela Morrison Physical Therapy, your expert pelvic rehab specialist will perform an extensive medical history and a physical exam which would include specific testing of your pelvic structures. Joint alignment and mobility, connective tissue mobility, pelvic nerve function and mobility testing, pelvic organ mobility/motility are assessed as well as pelvic and abdominal muscle palpation to identify tender points, trigger points, and tightness. Areas of painful pelvic adhesions and scar tissue are easily identified via our skilled therapist’s connective tissue mobility and palpation tests. Rehabilitative real-time ultrasound and palpation can help identify pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. Based on the evaluative findings, a comprehensive treatment program will be initiated. Treatment techniques may include modalities for pain such as moist heat, TENS, ultrasound, or cold laser. Manual therapies such as myofascial release, scar release techniques, visceral (organ) manipulation, trigger point releases techniques, neural tension release techniques, and joint mobilization would be utilized. Other treatment approaches may include stretching exercises, therapeutic exercises, dilator therapy, and pelvic floor muscle rehab is a key area we address. Patients find significant or full relief after being treated at our practice.