Treatment for a painful pelvis at Vitalis Physiotherapy is performed in three steps:
Our Physiotherapists often see a number of patients of all ages coming to them with pelvic pain.
There can be a range of factors which influence pelvic pain and is often different for each person. More often than not, pain in the pelvis can be greatly reduced with physical therapy. As a result, more and more patients visit Vitalis Physiotherapy to inquire about our physiotherapy treatment for pelvic pain.
What influences pelvic pain?
Pain in the pelvis can be complex – it can arise from interactions between most major bodily systems, including the urinary, gynecological, gastrointestinal, endocrine, musculoskeletal and/or neurological systems. Pelvic issues can also be influenced by psychosocial and sociocultural triggers.
Pain and conditions associated with the pelvis are diagnosed more in women, though some issues, specifically with the bladder and colon – outside of musculoskeletal causes – can affect men.
Are there types or specific causes of pelvic pain?
Pelvic pain is usually a symptom of an underlying condition. Acute (sudden/sharp) pain is usually due to inflammation or infection, whereas chronic pelvic pain is typically likened to musculoskeletal (muscles, tissue, ligaments, etc) issues. Injury, such as a break or fracture, as well as medical and genetic history can influence distinctions between acute and chronic conditions.
Another two common, underlying causes – or contributing factors – of a majority of conditions of the pelvis are neurological (nerves; nervous systems) and psychological.
- Infections or disorders of a system within the body
- Trauma injuries – e.g. falls, car accidents, etc.
- Genetic history/predisposition
- Medical history – e.g. trauma, pregnancy complications, etc.
- Psychological wellbeing
- Musculoskeletal or neural conditions
Specific pelvic concerns we treat:
Other pelvic conditions:
- Broken or fractured pelvis
- Intestinal disorders
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Kidney stones
- Muscular cramps/contractions
- Nerve conditions
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Testicular disorders
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
Female reproductive system:
- Menstrual cramps
- Urinary tract infections
- Twisted/ruptured ovarian cysts
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
What does pelvic pain treatment involve?
To minimise or completely remove pelvic pain, it is best to seek professional treatment. Unless you are sure of the cause of your pain your first stop should be your GP. Once other causes have been ruled out, our Vitalis Physiotherapy team will be happy to customises a treatment approach based on several factors, mostly depending on the cause and severity of the problem.
At your initial appointment, we complete a comprehensive assessment and diagnosis. Based on this, we propose some treatment options to reduce your pain. We also can give you advice on how to set up a more comfortable work environment to improve posture and minimise pressure to lower back, pelvis, hips and lower limbs.
Our treatment options to alleviate pelvic pain
- Soft tissue mobilisation to reduce muscle spasms
- Spinal joints & Nerve mobilisation techniques to reduce muscle spasms
- Personalised exercise program plans to strengthen the pain area
- Shockwave Therapy to help reduce & eliminate pain in a gentle & non-invasive way
- Dry needling to target painful trigger points, tight muscle bands and nerve lines
- Taping for muscle support
- Workplace ergonomic assessments for the prevention of future conditions
- Custom Foot Orthotics
Products we use for shoulder pain treatment
- Spikey ball
- Foam roller
- Lumbar support/roll
- Supportive Belts
- Heat bag