Pelvic Physical Therapy
As a Pelvic Physical Therapist, I have treated concern related to the pelvis, low back and hips. These concerns include but not limited to urinary and bowel issues, pain during pregnancy, postpartum recovery, painful intercourse, coccyx (tailbone) pain, SIJ or pubic symphysis pain, sports or exercise injuries. My treatment approach has developed over many years of practice.
However, my practice has been profoundly changed in the past couple of years. Much of my treatment for SIJ, coccyx and pubic symphysis pain and dysfunction is now firmly grounded in the teaching of Hesch Method. I start by spring testing each joint to determine where and what direction a joint may get stuck. The traditional approach taught me to look at alignment. Then treatment involved “realignment.” Have you been told by other health professionals that "your SI is always out of alignment?" Then aligns you. However, as soon as you drive home and get out of the car you are back out of alignment.
My approach is different. I will assess for restricted movement in the SIJ and pubic symphysis. Many times the restriction is found elsewhere, not where you are having pain. If restriction is not found there, then I will look up the spine to neck and down to the knees and ankles. By looking for restricted movement elsewhere in the body, I am able to find the driver of your symptoms, not just treat the symptoms.