Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Support Group
One in three women have a pelvic floor disorder. For something so prolific, resources are scarce and the ability to get support is lacking. Pelvic Floor Pro’s goal is to make pelvic floor therapy accessible to everyone. That’s why we have a free pelvic floor dysfunction support group that anyone can join.
The private Facebook group can be joined by anyone and creates a comfortable space to discuss the pelvic floor challenges you’re facing, get insight from pelvic floor professionals and learn through the educational materials we post there. We understand that having pelvic health issues is stressful — our goal is to make you feel heard.
Join our private Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Support Group by clicking the button below.
Link to group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/pelvicfloorpro
How does the group help me?
Our pelvic floor dysfunction support group aims to provide education, support, and a safe space to discuss the pelvic floor therapy and treatments. In the support group, we share videos and written content aimed to inform and educate the community on pelvic floor dysfunction. Videos include demonstrations and descriptions of pelvic floor strengthening exercises you can do at home or at the gym, with minimal equipment.
We explore how to manage pelvic floor dysfunction from home, find health providers in your community and eradicate the myths around that pelvic floor that exist.The pelvic floor consists of a complex system of muscle layers that support your anus, vagina, and bladder. These important bodily functions have a lot of incorrect health information around them.
If you’re experiencing constipation, painful sex, or bladder incontinence it’s very likely you have a pelvic floor disorder. Learning how to coordinate these muscles during your daily activities, work and sports are very important. When you join a pelvic floor dysfunction support group, you are taking the first steps in educating yourself on the commonality of pelvic floor dysfunctions, and how they can be treated cost-effectively and efficiently with a pelvic floor physical therapist.
We want our patients to know that we are here for them so that their fear and stress can be decreased and they can continue to thrive for themselves, their families, and the community.
What questions can I ask in the group?
Our Pelvic Floor Dysfunction support group is a place where you can ask any questions related to the pelvic floor. It is a safe and supportive space, where you will be answered promptly and assisted through your treatment journey if necessary.
Pelvic floor dysfunctions are more common than you think, with over one-third of women suffering from one or more pelvic floor dysfunctions. Anything involving this part of our body can be scary for many people. Often topics like these are not openly discussed, so people are living with pain and dysfunction, that could be treated and or prevented.
Pelvic Floor disorders can be induced by anything that puts significant pressure on the pelvic region. This includes things like pregnancy and childbirth, urinary tract infections, difficulty with bowel movement, musculoskeletal dysfunctions, surgery, and sickness symptoms such as heavy coughing.
Interestingly, many women think that urinary incontinence (a type of pelvic floor dysfunction) is normal. This is a misconception that groups like our own intend to educate our community on and provide helpful at-home exercises that will strengthen the pelvic floor muscle group.
We feel that education and specialized instruction on integrated exercises are needed for your success. Just like our high-level athletes, our pelvic health patients are taught to visualize the muscles and body working to do their job correctly.
Who answers my questions?
A pelvic floor physical therapist specialist will promptly answer all your questions on the support group page. An important goal of pelvic health physical therapy is to teach patients how their pelvic floor, abdomen, back, and diaphragm muscles work together to make a strong core.
Our Facebook group promotes the educational piece of pelvic floor dysfunction treatment, also providing a safe space for discussion. We want to remove the stigma around discussing this area of the body. We will help you develop good habits to reduce your symptoms and this education process lays the foundation for prolonged pelvic health.
Why do you offer the group?
The aim of establishing a pelvic floor dysfunction support group is to make pelvic floor physical therapy more accessible to the community. We understand that discussion of pelvic floor dysfunctions can be an uncomfortable topic for most women, however, we intend to break down this stigma by providing an educational, safe space where open discussion is no longer taboo.
We can refer our support group members over to suitable treatment plans based on their needs. We offer telehealth services, an application where you have access to at-home pelvic floor physical therapy exercises and in-clinic treatment. It is our belief that a team approach provides the greatest benefits, with a personally tailored treatment plan. When it comes to pelvic floor physical therapy treatment, there is no ‘one-size fits all’ approach.