Women's Health Treatment
Many women suffering with hip, groin, low back, sacrum, tail bone, bladder or pelvic pain have fascial restrictions in the pelvis. Abdominal or pelvic scars from surgeries such as C-sections, episiotomies, hernia repair, tummy tucks, or traumas, including sexual abuse, can cause menstrual dysfunction, recurring pelvic pain, painful intercourse, frequent urges to urinate, bladder leakage, and irregularity. Pain or dysfunction can show up years after the initial trauma.
While fascial restrictions in the pelvic area can cause pain and dysfunction locally, these restrictions can effect other parts of the body like the neck, head and shoulders. Misaligned hips or coccyx from falls, pelvic torsion or childbirth can also cause problems in the sacrum and low back, as well the knees and feet.
Over the years, many gynecologists, urologists, osteopaths, and other medical professionals have recognized and prescribed internal pelvic floor treatment for their patients.
If you have trouble controlling urine during your daily activities, leak with sneezing, coughing or laughing, have trouble holding when you feel a strong urge to go, have to go frequently during the day or get up more than once a night to urinate, Leslie has specialized training that can help you.
Once your physician has ruled out any serious medical causes for your symptoms, your initial visit will consist of a thorough evaluation and design of an individualized program. Myofascial release treatment is used both externally and internally to balance the pelvis and release restrictions to the pelvic floor. Treatment may also consist of education on diet and nutrition in order to avoid food and drinks that may irritate the bladder, advice on behavioral changes to mediate urge and frequency, yoga techniques to help you coordinate, strengthen and relax pelvic floor muscles. Breathing and relaxation techniques may also help you maintain pelvic tone and a quiet bladder. This treatment is truly holistic and personalized.
Myofascial release can be helpful following breast cancer mastectomies, breast reductions and augmentation to eliminate pain and soften scars. Restrictions from scarring can affect the respiratory diaphragm and create pain and tension in the neck, shoulders and sinuses leading to poor breathing and posture as well as headaches. Myofascial release is helpful as a preventative measure to keep your breasts healthy and restriction free.