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  #11  
Unread 09-25-2005, 02:18 PM
pelvic rehabilitation-what is it? does it work?

Where did you find a plevic floor physical therapist?
I did regular physical therapy for pain that was caused from the siactic nerve being irritated during surgery, but I know I need the pelvic floor therapy my muscle are all tight, but also weak... does that make sense?
Opps you are in CA I don't think I could drive there for therapy, but I was glad to hear they are making someones life better....
Take Care
Kay
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Unread 09-25-2005, 02:41 PM
pelvic rehabilitation-what is it? does it work?

There are therapist that specialize in this in other states too! I don't know where you are, but I know someone who found a therapist in the Portland area. My therapist was trained by someone who pioneered this type of treatment back in the Chicago area. Its still relatively new, but they can be found. Just depends on where you are... I'm sure its more likely in the larger suburban areas rather than rural towns.

And for Marian above, if you think you need the PT, I encourage you to go through with it, even if its not the primary source of your pain. If you know you have spasms then you really should get them treated because I'm sure they are at least adding to your pain if they aren't the cause. The longer you let your muscles stay in spasm the worse it will get. And I can attest that there are many more muscles that get caught up in the cycle than just the pelvic floor muscles. My pelvic floor is almost totally out of spasm, but I have muscles elsewhere that are super tight too. Its anything that attaches to the pelvic bones, which is where the pelvic floor attaches. My inner and outer thighs are hard as a rock, as well as my abdomen and sides. If the other areas aren't worked the spasms can come back.

So maybe while you're searching for relief with your adhesions, you could consider this therapy. My guess is that you'll need it eventually anyway.

Just my two cents, for whatever its worth. I'm not a doctor...

Best wishes to you both, my sisters!
Stacy
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Unread 09-25-2005, 08:01 PM
pelvic rehabilitation-what is it? does it work?

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Originally Posted by YoungAmericain
And for Marian above, if you think you need the PT, I encourage you to go through with it, even if its not the primary source of your pain. If you know you have spasms then you really should get them treated because I'm sure they are at least adding to your pain if they aren't the cause. Best wishes to you both, my sisters!
Stacy
Stacy,
As as I said in my post, I DID see a PT for the spasms and pelvic floor muscle issues...however in my case, they did not do a thing for my pain, I just went with the treatment because I needed to do it anyway eventually. Sorry you misunderstood.
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  #14  
Unread 09-26-2005, 01:25 PM
pelvic rehabilitation-what is it? does it work?

I apologize if I misunderstood, I just wanted to make sure you got rid of the spasms even if they weren't the source of your pain because if they weren't now they might be painful in the future if not treated. I'm glad you got them treated and I hope you find an answer to resolving your pain. If your pain is truly from your adhesions, you are fighting a losing battle by having surgery to remove it because if you are prone to it then it comes back within hours of surgery. I'm sure you already know this. I had a surgery to remove adhesions when I thought that might be the cause of my pain, and we used Intergel as a barrier to keep it from coming back, but within months the Intergel was recalled for causing CPP. And of course, my pain did not go away. I know I'm full of adhesions again, but gratefully the pelvic floor PT has been giving me some relief. I hope you find, and that the doctors find really, a way to resolve your adhesion pain. Its no fun. Have you ever tried micorcurrent therapy? I have an Accuscope and a Myopulse, both of which are microcurrent machines. They might be helpful in reducing or loosening up the adhesions. Might be worth a try if you haven't done so yet.

Gool luck and thanks for getting back to me!
Stacy
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Unread 09-26-2005, 01:30 PM
pelvic rehabilitation-what is it? does it work?

Crystal,

I apologize for being so dense, I forgot our screen names also identify where we live. I hope you saw above that the person who was one of the pioneers in pelvic floor physical therapy is based in Chicago. She came to CA and trained a few people, including my physical therapist. I don't know how far you are from Chicago, but I could get a name if you want me to, or maybe that person could recommend someone else that might be closer and more accessible to you.

Let me know if I can be of assistance.
Stacy
  #16  
Unread 09-29-2005, 09:38 AM
pelvic rehabilitation-what is it? does it work?

There are several ways to find a pt that specialises in women's health. Look in your provider directory and call the physical therapists and ask if they have a pt with expertise in women's health and then talk to her before you make the appointment. Your doctor's office may know of one. Mine did- but she did not take my insurance. The ic-network website has a list of providers and many of the treatments overlap so even if you don't have IC you may find a therapist. The American Physical Therapy Association also has a website that lists providers and their areas of expertise.

One of the treatments that the PT used on me was an interferential stimulation unit. It is similar to a tens unit. the electrodes stick to the abdomen and deliver an electrical current that relaxes the deep muscles. I bought one to use at home. (Most insurance companies cover this) It is small and portable and only takes 20 minutes. It has been a lifesaver.

One other thing I have started is Yoga. I take a class offered by the local hospital called gentle yoga. Gentle or not it is pretty hard for me. It really stretches and strengthens your core muscles (abs and pelvic) and also all other parts of the body. I never thought of myself as the yoga type but I never miss a class because I always feel better after.

Good Luck!
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