Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Pelvic floor physical therapy

Peezing: verb

Sneezing and peeing at the same time

“I had no idea there was physical therapy for this!” This is one of the most common phrases I hear in my practice. Although it is gaining more exposure, many women still have not heard of pelvic floor physical therapy. A great deal of women I treat have been dealing with pelvic floor musculature dysfunction for YEARS. As you probably already know, physical therapists are specialists in the musculoskeletal system. However, what you may not know, is that a pelvic floor physical therapist has had more specialized training in the muscles that are known as your pelvic floor.

What Is the Pelvic Floor and How Can Physical Therapy Help?

Pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles (not just one) that attach along the brim of your pelvis. The pelvic floor muscles are oriented like a hammock. They connect to your tailbone in the back and to your pubic bone in the front. The pelvic floor’s main functions are helping control urination, sexual function, helping control bowel movements, core stability, and organ support. When these muscles are not functioning properly, incontinence (which includes peezing), constipation, a heaviness feeling, and/or pelvic pain may occur.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact MOSAIC at (406) 388-4988. We can discuss if physical therapy will be beneficial for you. We can help with acute (new) or chronic (longstanding) problems that are unique to women.

So there, now you have a name for when you sneeze and pee at the same time. Aaannnndddd you know there is help for these symptoms. So don’t let peezing be your normal!

Click here to learn more about MOSAIC’s pelvic floor physical therapy programs! The American Physical Therapy Association’s Section on Women’s Health also offers information on many pelvic health conditions.