Holistic Pelvic Care

Gentle, non-surgical treatment for pain with intercourse, urinary incontinence and postpartum recovery

Pain with intercourse is common but not normal

An estimated 16% of women suffer from pain with intercourse and many are told that it is normal or that there is nothing they can do besides surgery or topical numbing agents. Pain with intercourse is often related to the muscles of the pelvic floor. The muscles of the pelvic floor can get tight or develop knots just like muscles anywhere else in your body.

Prolapse and Urinary Incontinence

Sometimes the bladder, uterus or rectum can drop towards the vaginal opening.  People often experience a feeling of pressure or pelvic heaviness when this happens. Sometimes the urethra (where urine comes out) cannot close effectively due to prolapse or muscle imbalance in the pelvis. Many forms of prolapse and urinary incontinence can be corrected by strengthening the muscles of the pelvis and/or correcting postural issues.

Postpartum care

Pregnancy and childbirth cause extreme pressure and stretching of the pelvic floor even when the baby is delivered by c-section. In other countries including France, pelvic floor rehabilitation is a standard part of postpartum care for prevention of pelvic pain, prolapse and urinary incontinence.

How Holistic Pelvic Care Works

Holistic Pelvic Care combines gentle internal massage with restorative breath work to bring balance and realignment to the muscles and connective tissue of the pelvic floor. This treatment was developed by Tami Kent, MSPT to address certain types of pelvic pain,organ prolapse and incontinence as well as for pelvic floor wellness, postpartum recovery and prevention of pelvic floor imbalance or dysfunction.

Dr. Gwenn Rosenberg practices Holistic Pelvic Care as part of her general family practice.

She says:
“Before my son was born in October of 2015, I used Holistic Pelvic Care primarily for treatment of urinary incontinence and pelvic pain. My own experience reminded me how much Holistic Pelvic Care speeds postpartum recovery and prevents long-term complications.”

A Holistic Pelvic Care treatment involves hands-on treatment as well as instruction for self care between treatments.  The self-care plan may include exercises, stretches and nutritive support for healthy connective tissue.

For more information:

Herman and Wallace Institute for Pelvic Rehabilitation: https://www.hermanwallace.com/
Tami Kent, MSPT, founder of Holistic Pelvic care: http://www.wildfeminine.com/services/
Interstitial Cystitis and pelvic floor physical therapy: http://www.ichelp.org/diagnosis-treatment/treatments/physicaltherapy/