It’s More Than Just KEGELS!

When muscles of the pelvic floor are weak, they are unable to contract appropriately; when the muscles are too tight, they can spasm.
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Muscles that are too tight or weak can result in pain and lack of coordination. ((And doing Kegels can make it worse))
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A hypertonic pelvic floor occurs when the muscles in the pelvic floor become too tense and are unable to relax.
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Many people with a tense and non-relaxing pelvic floor experience pelvic health concerns such as constipation, painful sex, urgency and pelvic pain. .
A hypertonic pelvic floor may also be accompanied by tension in surrounding hip and pelvic muscles such as the piriformis, gluteals, obturator internus, coccygeus and hamstrings.
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If you are experiencing any of these symptoms….please contact a physical therapist who is trained to evaluate and treat pelvic floor conditions! They can diagnose the root cause and help you gently learn to relax and regain the health of your pelvic floor and surrounding muscles!

Published by Dr. Cora T Huitt

Cora T. Huitt, PT, DPT, BCB-PMD ~Thirty seven years of clinical practice, specializing in women's health for fifteen years. ~BS Degree in Allied Health Professions, Ohio State University, '72. ~Master of Arts in College Teaching (MACT) focus in Physical Therapy & Therapeutic Exercise, University of North Carolina, '76. ~ Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Alabama State University, 2010 ~Attended multiple courses offered in Women's Health Physical Therapy, including Pelvic 1, 2, 3 Course in Women's Health Section APTA. ~Member of VPTA and APTA, Women's Health Section. ~BCIA-PMDB Biofeedback- Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback. ~Certified Pilates instructor, ProHealth. ~Affiliate member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. ~Member of International Continence Society. ~Member of National Vulvodynia Association. ~Adjunct Clinical Faculty for student affiliation at multiple universities. ~Director of APTA Women's Health Residency since 2007, credentialed in 2008. (only other residency at Duke Unviersity)

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