Physical therapy for pelvic floor therapy in Pikesville, Maryland

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Meet with the best pelvic floor therapy physical therapists in Pikesville, Maryland

Pikesville, Maryland, Luna employs physical therapists with experience and expertise in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction. Our certified physical therapists manage the symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction with cutting-edge exercises that can help to reduce constipation and increase patient control over their pelvic floor.

Best of all, with Luna, patients can receive treatment in the comfort, familiarity, and privacy of their own homes. Our physical therapists come to you: It’s physical therapy, delivered.

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What is pelvic floor dysfunction?

A group of muscles at the base of the pelvic area, the pelvic floor supports and controls the pelvic organs, including the rectum, bladder, uterus, vagina, and prostate.

Those who suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction are unable to properly contract and relax this group of muscles, which can interfere with urination and bowel movements. Many patients frequently suffer from incomplete bowel movements, discomfort during sexual intercourse, and urine or stool retention.

While pelvic floor dysfunction is often associated with pregnant women, both men and women (whether pregnant or not) can develop the condition. Left untreated, pelvic floor dysfunction can lead to chronic discomfort, infection, and in rare cases long-term damage to the colon.

Source: Cleveland Clinic

Pelvic floor dysfunction symptoms

The symptom most closely associated with pelvic floor dysfunction is general pain or discomfort in the region of the pelvic floor. Patients experiencing the symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction may also face difficulty evacuating bowel movements, pain during intercourse, or spasms (a.k.a. “knots”) in the muscles of the pelvic floor.

The most common symptoms of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction include:

  • Urinary issues (the frequent urge to urinate or painful urination)
  • Pain in the lower back, pelvic region, genitals, or rectum
  • Pressure in the pelvic region or rectum
  • Muscle spasms in the pelvic region
  • Constipation or bowel strains
  • Pain or discomfort during intercourse (for women)
  • Erectile dysfunction (for men)

Source: Healthline

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What causes pelvic floor dysfunction?

The causes of pelvic floor dysfunction are not precisely known; however, the condition is typically linked to events or conditions that weaken the pelvic floor muscles and/or produce tears in the connective tissue. Factors that put pressure on the pelvic floor or injure the pelvic muscles are known contributors to the eventual development of pelvic floor dysfunction.

The most common causes of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction include:

  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Age
  • Nerve damage
  • Obesity
  • Traumatic injury to the pelvic region
Source: NICHD and Healthline

Physical therapy for pelvic floor therapy in Pikesville, Maryland

Physical therapy is the go-to treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction. The most common pelvic floor dysfunction treatment is biofeedback, which is performed with the help of a physical therapist. A painless, non-invasive physical therapy technique, biofeedback has been shown to help more than 75% of those who suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction.

During biofeedback exercises, the physical therapist will use sensors and video to monitor the pelvic floor muscles as the patient attempts to contract and release them. The therapist then provides verbal feedback to help the patient improve his or her muscle coordination. The physical therapist may also recommend relaxation exercises, including yoga and meditation, to help relax the pelvic floor muscles.

Source: Cleveland Clinic
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Frequently asked questions

Where are Luna therapists seeing patients?

Your neighborhood in the Pikesville area is within our reach for in-home physical therapy appointments. Wherever you reside, we bring physical therapy to you, aiming to maximize your convenience and comfort during the PT process.

Is physical therapy covered by insurance?

e work seamlessly with numerous insurance plans, simplifying the benefits verification process for our clients. Your co-pay with Luna will always mirror the exact amount outlined by your insurance plan for a PT clinic visit. We accept all major insurances and Medicare.

Is there a waiting list for new patients?

Absolutely not—we're committed to simplifying the process for patients to start their physical therapy. New patients are always welcome, and in most cases, the initial at-home physical therapy session can be scheduled within just 48 hours of signing up. Our therapists are available from 6:30 am to 8:30 pm, seven days a week, ensuring convenience for our patients. Check Availability.

Who are Luna’s physical therapists?

At Luna, our therapists are seasoned practitioners, boasting a minimum of 3 years of professional practice, often with a wealth of additional experience. Each therapist undergoes a meticulous interview and thorough background check. We exclusively work with therapists who are wholeheartedly committed to delivering top-tier care to their patients.

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