THERAPIST CAN TREAT PELVIC PAIN HOW A PHYSICAL
long-lasting relief without the need from invasive interventions or medications, consider consulting with a physical therapist today.
Every patient presenting with chronic pelvic pain is unique. Ifyoucome toseeaphysical therapist foryour pelvic dysfunction, you’ll be taken through a thorough physicalexaminationandpatienthistoryquestionnaire. He or she will ask you specific questions about your pain, what makes it worse and better, and whether you have a history of any related issues. Based on the resultsof theexamination,yourphysical therapistcan then develop a customized treatment plan to relieve yoursymptomsandaddress thesuspectedunderlying causes to prevent recurring dysfunction.
tension and provide pain relief
• Spinal and sacroiliac joint manipulations to reset the neurological pathway, relieve pain, and restore normal spinal alignment. • Electrical stimulation modalities, such as neuromuscularelectricalstimulation toprovidepain relief and restore normal neuromuscular activation of pelvic floor muscles and nerves. • Therapeuticexercises to restore thenormalstrength, flexibility, and endurance of stabilizing postural muscles in the low back and hips. Struggling with pelvic pain? Frustrated and concerned about incontinence? For both short-term and
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Common physical therapy treatments may include:
• Soft tissue mobilization and massage of internal and external pelvic musculature, to relieve muscle
HEALTHY RECIPE Roasted Cauliflower & Chickpea Soup
Exercise Essentials Try this simple exercise to relieve incontinence.
• 1/8 tsppaprika • 2mediumYukongoldpotatoes,peeled andcubed • 1/4 tspblackpepper • 4cupsvegetablebroth • 1cupwater • 1/2cupheavycream ForGarnish • Reserved roastedcauliflowermix
RELIEVE INCONTINENCE Sit in a chair with tall, relaxed posture. Slowly and gradually contract your pelvic floor until you reach maximum strength. Then slowly return to your relaxed position. Hold for 3-5 seconds and repeat 5 times.
• 1cauliflowerhead,cut intoflorets • 1 (15oz)canchickpeas • 5garliccloves,peeled • 4 tbspextra-virginoliveoil • 1 tspgroundcumin • 1/2 tspsalt
• Redpepperflakes • Fresh thyme leaves • Heavycream
INSTRUCTIONS Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees. On a baking sheet, toss cauliflower florets, chickpeas and garlic cloves with 3 tbsp of olive oil and cumin, salt and paprika. Roast in the oven for 30 min, stirring once half way through. Remove from oven and set aside. Reserve about 1/2 cup for the garnish. Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in large pot over medium heat. Add cubed potatoes and black pepper. Cook for 2 min, stirring frequently. Add vegetable broth and water and increase heat to bring mixture to a boil. Once boiling, turn heat down to simmer for about 15-20 min until potatoes are very soft. Remove pot from the heat and stir in roasted cauliflower mix. Puree the soup using an immersion blender, food processor, or blender, working in batches if necessary. Return pureed soup to the stovetop and gently re-warm it. Stir in heavy cream. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with reserved roasted cauliflower mix, red pepper flakes, fresh thyme leaves and drizzle of heavy cream.
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