Pelvic Floor Therapy

The pelvic floor encompasses the muscles in and around the pelvis. The health and proper functioning of this part of the body is an integral part of overall health. We have  helped many women find relief from issues such as incontinence, pelvic pain, painful periods, pain with sex, and trauma and has a deep appreciation for nerves, muscles, fascia, and organs of the pelvis. It has been estimated that more than 20% of women will experience pelvic pain at some point in their lives.  Pelvic floor therapy has been shown to help with the diagnosis and treatment of female pelvic pain. Many studies have shown that the musculoskeletal system can be the primary or secondary cause of pelvic pain.

Ilumina offers a comprehensive approach in the resolution of pelvic pain. 

Dr. Mallory Aye-Englert is a certified pelvic health therapist through the Herman and Wallace Institute.  An initial evaluation with her typically takes one hour. Follow up appointments will be one hour as well and include treatment. During the pelvic floor evaluation an assessment of your low back, hips, pelvic girdle will be performed. The findings will be discussed with you, and you will work with your provider to develop a treatment plan specific for your individual case. Treatment options include manual therapy including soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, visceral manipulation, and trigger point release. 

You can also meet with one of our board certified Acupuncture and East Asian medicine specialists who utilize acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, cupping, and gua sha to address the underlying energetic imbalance manifesting in physical symptoms. These therapies can target pain, muscle spasm, and inflammation while calming the mind, balancing emotions, and relaxing the whole body. 



Painful Intercourse

Vulvar and Urethra Burning

Abdominal Pain, Abdominal Bloating with Pain

Pain with Urination

Pain with Sitting, Standing or Exercise

Sensitivity Wearing Tight Clothes, Jeans, or Pants

Provoked or Unprovoked Vulvar, Vaginal, Clitoral, Perineal or Anal Pain

Sacroiliac Joint Pain/Instability

Urinary Urgency, Frequency, and/or Hesitancy

 

Painful Bladder Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis

Endometriosis

Vulvodynia/Vestbulitis

Tailbone Pain/Coccydynia

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Pelvic Girdle Pain

Clitoral Pain

Pudendal Neuralgia