Common Pelvic Floor Disorders

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Pelvic floor disorders are far too common for women all over the world, and they can be incredibly debilitating. Women of all ages suffer from different kinds of pelvic floor disorders and seek help from trained pelvic floor therapists when these issues present themselves. 

Diastasis Recti Abdominis

Diastasis recti abdominis (DRA) is a common condition where the abdominal muscles separate along the midline of the abdomen. This can cause a number of symptoms such as lower back pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, and postpartum urinary incontinence. Pelvic floor physical therapy is an effective treatment for DRA that works to strengthen weakened abdominal muscles and promote healing. Physical therapy can help to reduce pain, improve strength, and restore abdominal muscle function. Through a combination of exercise, manual therapy techniques, and lifestyle modifications, pelvic floor therapists can help patients with DRA regain their health and function. 


Dyspareunia is a condition that causes pain during sexual intercourse. This can be due to several factors including muscle spasms, scar tissue formation from prior surgeries, infections, or psychological issues such as depression and anxiety.

Treatment for dyspareunia usually includes medications to reduce pain and inflammation, pelvic floor therapy to increase strength and flexibility, and psychotherapy to address any underlying emotional issues. 

Urinary Dysfunction

Urinary dysfunction is a common problem in women of all ages, and can be caused by anything from bladder infections to weak pelvic muscles. Symptoms may include urinary incontinence (inability to control the flow of urine), frequent urination, or painful urination.

Treatment for urinary dysfunction depends on the cause. Bladder infections are usually treated with antibiotics, while weak pelvic muscles may be treated with physical therapy or medications. Stress management and lifestyle changes can also help to reduce the symptoms of urinary dysfunction. 


Endometriosis is a common gynecological condition that affects women of reproductive age. It occurs when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus (endometrium) grows outside of the uterus, typically in the pelvic area. Symptoms can include pelvic pain, heavy and irregular periods, infertility, urinary problems, and fatigue. Treatment often includes medication to reduce pain and inflammation as well as surgical removal of the endometrial tissue. It is important to speak with your doctor if you are experiencing any symptoms associated with endometriosis. 



Dysmenorrhea, also known as painful periods, is a common gynecologic disorder affecting many women of childbearing age. It is characterized by cramping and pain in the lower abdomen during menstruation. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, headache, and backache. Treatment options include over-the-counter pain medications, birth control pills, or hormone therapy. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to correct any underlying issues that could be causing the painful periods. It’s important to consult with your doctor if you’re having regular bouts of dysmenorrhea as it can have a negative effect on your quality of life.

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