By: Dr. Courtney Ranieri, ND
Unbeknownst to many of us, our pelvic floor has been a powerhouse in our body’s, silently working hard for us all day, everyday.
The pelvic floor consists of a group of muscles and ligaments that are necessary to keep your pelvic organs in all their places, maintain bladder and bowel control and assist in sexual function.
Whether you’re a women with changing hormones (hello menopause), are currently pregnant, are postpartum, or have experienced urinary concerns, the health of your pelvic floor muscles are an important part of your overall health.
Pelvic floor dysfunction is extremely common: 1 in 3 women experience urinary incontinence.
Pelvic floor dysfunction may present in many ways. You can benefit from Pelvic Floor Therapy if you experience:
The good news is you can get your pelvic floor working properly again, but before you start doing your Kegels…
Kegels are not for everyone and could be making your dysfunction worse! Over 1/3 of women perform Kegel exercises incorrectly.
Pelvic Floor Treatment
What to expect with Pelvic Floor Therapy:
Naturopathic Doctor Courtney Ranieri has taken extra accreditation courses in Pelvic Floor Therapy. To book an appointment, click here.
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