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Is it Ever Too Late for Pelvic Floor PT?

Is It Ever Too Late for Pelvic PT Blog

Pelvic floor therapy can be beneficial for people of various ages and at different stages of life, so it’s not necessarily “too late” for pelvic floor therapy at any specific age. The appropriateness of pelvic floor therapy depends on individual circumstances and the specific issues being addressed

Here are some general considerations:

1. Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: If you are experiencing symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction, such as urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, pelvic pain, or sexual dysfunction, it’s not too late to seek pelvic floor therapy. A physical therapist who specializes in pelvic floor rehabilitation can help assess your condition and provide targeted treatments.

2. Pregnancy and Postpartum: Pelvic floor therapy can be beneficial during and after pregnancy to address issues related to pelvic floor muscle weakness or injury. Many women benefit from pelvic floor therapy in the postpartum period to aid in recovery.

3. Aging and Menopause: As individuals age, hormonal changes and muscle weakening can lead to pelvic floor issues. Pelvic floor therapy can be helpful in managing these changes and improving quality of life.

4. Preventative Care: Pelvic floor exercises and therapy can also be used proactively to prevent future issues. It’s never too early to start learning about pelvic floor health and incorporating exercises into your routine.

5. Surgical Preparation and Recovery: Pelvic floor therapy can be beneficial before and after pelvic surgeries, such as hysterectomy or prostate surgery, to optimize outcomes and reduce the risk of complications.

6. Chronic Conditions: Individuals with chronic conditions, such as interstitial cystitis, endometriosis, or chronic prostatitis, may benefit from ongoing pelvic floor therapy to manage symptoms and improve their overall quality of life.

It’s generally never too late for pelvic floor therapy, as it can be beneficial at various stages of life. During the initial evaluation, pelvic floor therapists are experts at screening patients to assess your condition, provide recommendations and help you decide if therapy is appropriate

Here at legacy, we also provide a free discovery session that allows you to have a free session with one of our experienced pelvic floor therapists to discuss your case and determine if you would benefit from an initial evaluation. Click below to schedule a free discovery visit