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Pelvic Health

Osteopathy and Pelvic Health

Pelvic health is a critical area within osteopathy, addressing issues related to the pelvic region, including the muscles, ligaments, and organs of the pelvis. Pelvic health problems can affect both men and women, and common conditions include pelvic pain, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and issues related to pregnancy and postpartum recovery.

                                      Common Pelvic Health Issues Addressed by Osteopathy

1. Pelvic Pain: Chronic pelvic pain can stem from musculoskeletal imbalances, organ dysfunction, or nerve entrapment. Osteopaths use gentle manipulative techniques to alleviate pain and improve function.


2. Incontinence: Stress and urge incontinence can result from pelvic floor dysfunction. Osteopathic treatment focuses on strengthening and balancing the pelvic floor muscles.

3. Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Prolapse occurs when pelvic organs descend due to weakened support structures. Osteopathy can help by enhancing muscle tone and addressing contributing factors such as posture and alignment.

4. Pregnancy and Postpartum: Pregnancy places significant stress on the pelvic region. Osteopathic care can relieve discomfort during pregnancy and aid in postpartum recovery by addressing musculoskeletal changes and supporting pelvic health.

Techniques Used in Osteopathy for Pelvic Health

Osteopaths employ a variety of techniques to address pelvic health issues, treating the pelvic floor internally (vaginal) and externally, including:

• Soft Tissue Manipulation: Relaxes muscles and improves blood flow.
• Myofascial Release: Targets fascial restrictions to reduce pain and enhance mobility.
• Visceral Manipulation: Improves the function of internal organs and relieves tension.
• Exercise Prescription: Personalized exercise plans to strengthen the pelvic floor and improve overall body function.

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