Endometriosis in Grand Rapids

Endometriosis Relief with Pelvic Floor Therapy in GRAND RAPIDS

Endometriosis is a painful and disruptive condition affecting over 6.5 million women in the United States alone. The tissue that normally lines the uterus grows in other areas of the body, causing inflammation, scar tissue formation, and debilitating pelvic pain. If you suffer from endometriosis symptoms like painful periods, chronic pelvic pain, pain during sex, urinary issues, or infertility, pelvic floor physical therapy with Vitality At Home can help.

Our experienced women’s health physical therapists specialize in treating endometriosis and related pelvic pain using gentle, personalized manual therapy techniques and therapeutic exercise. We’ll create a customized treatment plan aimed at relieving your symptoms, restoring function, supporting hormone regulation, and helping you regain control over your health.

A Natural, Drug-Free Approach to Endometriosis Pain Management

Endometriosis treatment typically involves prescription hormones or surgery like laparoscopy or hysterectomy. While these options provide relief for some, they come with significant side effects and don’t address the underlying dysfunction causing pain. Vitality At Home takes a different approach, using research-backed manual physical therapy to treat the source of your discomfort. Our skilled therapists are specially trained to evaluate and treat endometriosis using techniques like:

  • Myofascial release to loosen tight pelvic floor muscles
  • Neuromuscular re-education to reduce muscle guarding
  • Scar tissue mobilization
  • Trigger point release
  • Core strengthening exercises

This natural, whole-body approach works with your body’s natural healing abilities to provide sustainable pain relief and improved quality of life. Pelvic floor therapy offers hope for gaining control over your endometriosis, whether other treatments have failed or you want to avoid invasive options.

Restore Comfort, Confidence and Control with Endometriosis Therapy in GRAND RAPIDS

Pelvic floor physical therapy offers new hope for those suffering from endometriosis symptoms like:

  • Painful menstrual cramps
  • Chronic pelvic, abdominal or lower back pain
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Painful bowel movements or urination
  • Bloating and digestive issues
  • Infertility or pregnancy complications

Our experienced women’s health PTs have advanced training to identify impaired muscles and connective tissue contributing to your discomfort. We’ll provide gentle manual therapy to release tense muscles, stretch restricted fascia, mobilize scar tissue, and retrain your pelvic floor. Customized therapeutic exercises will strengthen your core, improve circulation and muscle coordination in the pelvis, retrain balanced muscle firing, and enhance movement patterns. Our techniques combined with home exercise programs re-establish proper muscle function to alleviate discomfort long-term. Vitality At Home’s pelvic floor physical therapists also specialize in treating related conditions like:

  • Vulvodynia
  • Vaginismus
  • Painful bladder syndrome
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Urinary dysfunction
  • Bowel issues like IBS, constipation, diarrhea
  • Diastasis recti
  • Low back, hip, and pelvic girdle pain

We believe every woman deserves to live free from endometriosis pain and enjoy her best quality of life. Let us help you regain comfort, confidence and control through advanced pelvic floor physical therapy.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pelvic Floor Therapy for Endometriosis

Does pelvic floor therapy hurt for endometriosis?
We take every measure to ensure your comfort and avoid pain during therapy sessions. Your skilled pelvic floor PT will use gentle manual techniques and work within your pain-free range of motion. They’ll check in frequently about your pain levels to guide treatment and customize pressure. Some mild soreness can occur temporarily afterwards as your body adjusts, like a workout. But we provide support to help you manage any discomfort. Many patients experience significant pain relief both during and after therapy.

What happens during a pelvic floor physical therapy session?
Your initial 60-90 minute evaluation involves discussing your history, symptoms, past treatments and goals. Your therapist will perform an external and internal pelvic floor examination to assess muscle tension, mobility restrictions, nerve involvement and core weakness contributing to pain.

What if I experience too much pain during a session?
Follow-up 45-60 minute treatments involve gentle hands-on manual therapy to inflamed areas, release tight muscles and connective tissue, improve circulation, and retrain optimal muscle firing. We’ll design an individualized exercise plan to continue progress between sessions.

Meet Your Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Team for Endometriosis

Vitality At Home’s skilled women’s health specialists have advanced training in pelvic floor dysfunction and years of experience successfully treating endometriosis. Our all-female staff provides professional, compassionate care in a safe, comfortable environment.

Karen Munger, PT

With years of outpatient orthopedic and pelvic floor physical therapy experience, Karen leads our pelvic health program. They hold PT and specialize in manual therapy, therapeutic exercise prescription, and patient education for chronic pain relief. Karen pursues ongoing training in Women’s Health and Pelvic Rehabilitation and are passionate about helping patients understand the causes of their pelvic pain.

Take Control of Your Endometriosis Pain – Contact Vitality At Home Today!

Don’t suffer needlessly when non-invasive pelvic floor therapy can help resolve the source of your endometriosis discomfort. Regain confidence in your body and quality of life. Contact Vitality At Home in GRAND RAPIDS today to schedule your individualized assessment and get on the path to relief! We accept most major insurance plans and will verify your benefits prior to your first visit. Vitality At Home also offers flexible payment options – because no one should live with debilitating pelvic pain due to financial barriers.

About The Author

Imagine overcoming limitations and regaining your physical strength. Jenna Smith, a Physical Therapist in Physical Therapy, has helped countless individuals like you do just that. Practicing at Vitality At Home in Grand Rapids, Jenna Smith believes in tailored care and utilizes innovative techniques to create unique solutions for each patient’s journey.

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