Many women suffer from Pelvic Dysfunction. A prevalent side effect of childbirth is Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP). Some studies show up to 25% of women will develop it at some time in their life.
What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?
Pelvic Organ Prolapse occurs when organs such as the uterus or bowels slip down from their normal positions inside the pelvis.
There are different degrees of how much the organs slip. In severe instances, organs can protrude outside of the vagina, especially when performing activities that require abdominal bracing such as heavy lifting, sit-up exercises, and even passing a bowel movement. POP can lead to several complications such as incontinence, pelvic and back pain, and sexual dysfunctions.
Most people do not realize that physical therapy treatment has been proven to reverse or decrease the amount of slippage and therefore may be used in the treatment of incontinence, pelvic and back pain, and sexual dysfunctions.