What is Pelvic Health?

Pelvic Anatomy 101

When we say pelvis, what came to mind first? Did you know that your pelvic region includes these parts and specialties?

General areas of the body

  • Bowel function
  • Bladder function
  • Sexual function
  • Abdomen
  • Spine
  • Tailbone
  • Orthopedic bony pelvis
  • Muscles at/around the pelvis – i.e. gluteals, piriformis
  • Legs

Medical specialties

  • Urology
  • Colorectal
  • Gastroenterology
  • Orthopedic: hip, pelvis, legs
  • Neurology: spine, “sciatic,” and neuralgias
  • Gut/Digestion
  • Reproductive organs
  • Nervous system
  • GYN, Colorectal, Urology, Digestive Oncology
  • Pelvic Physical Therapy (Physiotherapy)

Common pelvic health conditions

Sample of conditions or changes that can affect anyone at any age; and there’s help for it:

  • Leaking urine or stool with any daily activities, including exercising
  • Urinary or fecal urge or frequency
  • Abdominal separation after baby (Diastasis Recti)
  • C-section scars or pain after baby
  • Vaginal, vulvar or episitomy pain after baby
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Painful sex
  • Constipation
  • Bladder pain
  • Pain with sitting: tailbone, pudendal neuralgia, genital
  • Genital pain – vulvar, vaginal, testicular, penile, etc.
  • Any type of pain or function change after surgeries such as hysterectomy, pudendal nerve decompression, colorectal or gyn cancers, hymenectomy or vestibulectomy, prostate surgery, hernia, endometriosis excision, (and many more)
  • Orthopedic pelvis – fractures or muscle and ligament injuries
  • Pain or dysfunction at the lower spine or tailbone

We’re here to help you navigate the often embarrassing and sometimes fad-filled world of pelvic health.

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