Pain in the pelvic region can be harder to pin down or describe than other bodily pains. This is probably in part because the average person doesn’t talk about it much, and also because the pelvic region is fairly complex. The pelvic floor muscles attach to the pubic bone at the front of the pelvis, and sling back to the coccyx, or tailbone. As postural muscles which are deeply integrated into the way we move our bodies, problems with this muscle group can present in a variety of ways.

Treatment of pelvic pain is almost always multifactorial, and requires a full-body perspective to establish WHY pain has started and allow for long-term management. The empowerment of understanding our own bodies as best we can has both psychological and physical effects.

Conditions treated include but are not limited to:

  • Dyspareunia/pain with intercourse
  • Vaginismus
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Coccyx pain
  • Anorectal pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Sciatica

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I feel like I have a urinary tract infection, but antibiotics don’t seem to be doing anything for me?
If you have been working with your physician and even the right antibiotic isn’t changing your symptoms, you may be dealing with another condition, such as Interstitial Cystitis. A holistic treatment plan for these kinds of pelvic pain conditions is the first choice, and a physical therapist is often an important member of that team.

Is pain with sex normal?
Not if you don’t want it to be. Intercourse should not be inherently painful, and specialized physical therapy can help to figure out why you are experiencing pain, and what can be done to diminish or resolve the issue.