Originally Posted by Thmom
okay I'm trying to picture exactly what would happen during a pelvic floor therapy session... and the only thing coming to mind looks a bit pornographic
sorry... so does a pelvic floor therapist just stretch the perinum???? It's just not something I've ever heard of before
It's as pornographic as a Pap smear at the OB's.
You go in, you remove your pants in private and put a sheet over your lower half. You speak with the therapist about your concerns, and she'll probably show you a plastic model of the pelvis and muscles, so you can understand what is "broken" and what areas will need attention.
With a sterile gloved hand, the therapsit would gently appriciate all parts of your anatomy. Using a clock as a mental model, with 12 o'clock being the front of your body, and 6 o'clock being the back of your body, you and the therapist will figure out which parts hurt, which parts may have experienced nerve damage (common), and which parts are weak.
That's about it.
physical therapy, not because it's FUN--because it's NOT FUN--but because the knowledge and information, particular to my own body and experiences, was priceless. Having a caring practioner, knowledgeable about pelvic floors & muscles, explain WHAT the heck was going on with me, was invaluable and amazing.