How can pelvic floor PT help with managing symptoms of interstitial cystitis?
Pelvic floor therapy aims to reduce muscle tension and tightness in the abdomen, hips, lower back and pelvic floor that could be causing or worsening your symptoms. Pelvic floor therapy for IC should not include kegels (repetitive pelvic floor contractions) as this creates more tension in the pelvic floor and will make symptoms worse.
Pelvic floor therapists provide hand-on manual treatments, individualized exercises and discuss lifestyle modifications in order to reduce flares and allow you to improve your activity level, with little to no symptoms.
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