Healing does not ignore the connections of the pelvic floor with the whole body. We treat orthopedic conditions in a holistic manner.  

 

Spine: Disc degeneration, herniation, localized ligamentous or muscular injury, post-operative

 

  • The real question is how can your therapist or doctor treat the SPINE without understanding or evaluating the pelvic floor?

 

      • The pelvic floor attaches to the very lower aspect of the spine and operates in synergy with the whole body but especially with the hips and spine.  Incorporating the pelvic floor is often the missing link to many treatment plans. We see patients doing “core” work, without properly activating the deeper muscular system, which includes the pelvic floor.  
      • An internal exam is not necessarily needed to progress but if helpful, we are qualified to include this piece of data in your treatment plan

Hip: bursitis, labral tears, ITB syndrome, degeneration/arthritis, strain, sprain, tears, pain, residual post-op pain

    • The real question is how can your therapist or doctor treat the HIP without understanding or evaluating the pelvic floor?
      • The hip and the pelvic floor go together like PB and J
      • The mobility, strength and function of the hip significantly affects the pelvic floor and vice versa.  
      • Many of the pelvic floor dysfunctions we see can be attributed to poor hip strength and mobility.  Many patients with diagnosed hip problems, have pelvic floor dysfunction. If you came with neck pain, any good therapist would evaluate your shoulder, entire spine and upper extremities.  Since the pelvic floor means “shh..pelvic floor” many just skip it. Ignore it all together. Doesn’t work like that! A good assessment looks at all the contributing aspects and the pelvic floor is very important.  

Knee, Ankle, Foot: Degeneration/arthritis, patellar tracking dysfunction, sprains, strains, weakness, residual dysfunctions post-operative, achilles tendonitis, plantarfaciitis to name a few.

    • The real question is how can your therapist or doctor treat the KNEE, ANKLE, FOOT without understanding or evaluating the pelvic floor?
      • The spine is connected to the hip, the hip is connected to the knee and so on.  A knee problem can be a hip problem. A foot problem can be a spine problem, and so on.  As we stated previously, how can you assess the entire lower extremity (hip, knee, ankle, toes) without assessing the pelvis. We cannot.  They all work together and can affect each other greatly.

Shoulder, Elbow, wrist:

    • The real question is how can your therapist or doctor treat the SHOULDER, ELBOW, WRIST without understanding or evaluating the pelvic floor?
      • Our whole system works together and when we identify a dysfunction in the pelvic floor and spine, we see the effects on the body’s movement patterns.  Posture for example is not just about bringing your shoulders back. If you had the mobility and strength to arrange your body over your pelvis, many of these postural corrections fall into place. Many people can be successfully treated for carpal tunnel of the wrist for example, however we are holistic practitioners and see connections throughout the body and can not ignore the full impact these central systems of the pelvis on the rest of the body.

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