Pelvic Disorders

Pelvic disorders may result in urinary or bowel incontinence (difficulty in controlling the bladder or rectum), dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), dyspareunia (painful intercourse), erectile dysfunction (ED) and pain in the pelvic floor or coccyx.

Humans are unique in the animal world, due to the fact that we walk in the upright position, supported by our lower limbs. Unfortunately, this posture also makes us uniquely vulnerable to the force of gravity, if we happen to slip or stumble. Falling onto the knees, hips or pelvis can lead to structural injury of the pelvis. The fact that the pelvis is also a fluid-filled structure, compounds this issue, potentially causing what might be referred to as a ‘pelvic concussion’. These mechanical changes are often part of the underlying cause of pelvic disorder.