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Unread 04-25-2012, 04:41 PM
Physical Therapy for Adhesions

Had TLH on 3/14 and during the surgery, dr found significant adhesions in my abdomen and pelvis from prior gall bladder removal and c-section. Since I seem to be prone to developing ahesions, she recommended physical therapy to prevent them as well as strengthen my pelvic floor. Had my first session today and was a tad caught off guard by the technique. May sound silly but my only other PT experience was for a torn meniscus in my knee. I'm sure they got a good giggle when I walked in with my tennis shoes all ready for a workout.

So, am wondering, has anyone else tried PT? Do you find it effective? I've only had one session so hard to have an opinion yet. I'm not a super shy girl or anything but it was a lot more getting to know my lady parts than I was expecting. Although I guess at this point, I'm willing to try anything to avoid the pain of adhesions again.
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Unread 04-25-2012, 04:52 PM
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I had my TAH in Aug of 2010. I started having a lot of lower back issues in the fall of that year. I have had issues in the past with my lower back so I thought my chiropracter could fix the problem. That didn't work. Fast forward to Fall of 2011 and I was still in pain. I mentioned it to my primary doctor and he recommended PT. It has almost taken two months but I am almost pain free. The PT person said my back was being overworked because my stomach muscles were cut. I waited way to long to go to PT. You will be glad you are doing PT.
Unread 04-25-2012, 09:47 PM
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Ecassidy -

I did pelvic floor PT. It took around 10 sessions but for me it was very helpful.

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Unread 04-25-2012, 09:59 PM
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I've had pelvic PT and it is an intimate experience for sure. I am not the greatest healer in the world so I'm sure I'll be heading back for some more. Luckily, the lady is very nice and discreet. But it is a bit of a shock the first time.
Unread 04-26-2012, 05:21 AM
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The idea of pt for adhesions has caught my interest due to my long history of abdominal surgeries. But, I need the details sisters. Why is it "a bit of a shock the first time"? How did you know if it was helpful? Did you feel differently after 10 weeks, TaurusLady? Thanks xxxLaura
Unread 04-26-2012, 06:48 AM
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Mine was for pain that ended up being from muscle knots and triggers. The muscles would not relax on their own. I knew it worked because the knots and pain went away. Part of my therapy was internal massage theough the vagina. The therapist would insert 1 or 2 fingers and apply pressure to the knot until it released. I uswd a dialator zt home to do the same.

Unread 04-26-2012, 04:40 PM
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I had pt for scar tissue from my old episiotomy scar. The PT would apply gentle, but constant pressure to that area on my perineum until the knots released.

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