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The Method behind Renew Health

May 09, 20242 min read

The Method Behind Renew Health

The pelvic floor is a complex network of muscles, ligaments, and tissues that play a vital role in various bodily functions, including bowel and bladder control, sexual function, and core stability. Yet, despite its importance, issues related to the pelvic floor are often misunderstood or ignored. This is where pelvic floor physical therapy steps in, offering a comprehensive approach to addressing these concerns and unlocking a path to holistic wellness.

At Renew Health, we have evaluated and treated thousands of women with pelvic floor dysfunction. Employing a specialized framework, we guide our patients through a process designed to prioritize what matters most: achieving results. 

Step 1: Lengthening Phase

The journey towards pelvic floor wellness begins with the lengthening phase. Often, individuals experience tightness or hypertonicity in the pelvic floor muscles, leading to discomfort and dysfunction. Through targeted exercises and techniques, pelvic floor physical therapists work to release this tension, allowing the muscles to relax and elongate.

But it doesn't stop there. In this phase, therapists also focus on improving the mobility of surrounding areas such as the hips, thoracic spine, and lumbar spine. These regions are interconnected, and restrictions in one area can impact the function of the pelvic floor. By addressing mobility issues comprehensively, therapists lay a strong foundation for the subsequent steps of the journey.

child's pose for pelvic floor muscle lengthening and pelvic health

Step 2: Neuromuscular Control and Reintroduction of Movement Patterns

With the foundation laid, the next phase of the journey revolves around neuromuscular control and reintroduction of movement patterns. Many individuals with pelvic floor issues struggle with coordination and control over these muscles, leading to dysfunction.

In this phase, pelvic floor physical therapists employ specialized exercises and techniques to enhance neuromuscular control. This involves retraining the brain and muscles to work together efficiently, restoring proper function and coordination. Additionally, therapists reintroduce movement patterns that may have been avoided or performed incorrectly due to pelvic floor issues. By gradually reintegrating these movements into daily activities, individuals regain confidence and function.

body weight squats for re-learning neuromuscular control for pelvic floor muscle function

Step 3: Strength Training and Functional Movements

As the journey progresses, the focus shifts towards building strength and resilience. Strength training targeted at the pelvic floor and surrounding muscles helps to improve stability and support, further enhancing pelvic floor function.

But pelvic floor physical therapy goes beyond traditional strength training. In the final phase, therapists emphasize functional movements that mimic real-life activities. Whether it's lifting groceries, bending to tie shoelaces, or engaging in sports, these movements are essential for daily living. By focusing on functional movements, therapists ensure that individuals can navigate daily activities with ease and confidence, free from pelvic floor issues.

functional movement for pelvic floor health

Are you ready to take the next step? Over being discouraged about your pelvic health, and ready to get back to living life to the fullest? Book your call today with a member of our team!

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