The desire to get pregnant isn’t an easy journey for all couples. In fact, for 1 in 8, getting and staying pregnant is met with challenges such as infertility and miscarriage.
But if you’re struggling with infertility or miscarriages you may not know that pelvic physical therapy can support a different, more desirable path toward conception and a full term pregnancy.
This is known as manual soft-tissue therapy, a form of manual therapy intervention that can improve the body’s ability to conceive.
But how do you know if you should receive manual physical therapy interventions, such as soft tissue therapy?
If you have a history of:
- excruciating periods
- irregular cycles
- bowel health issues like IBS
- digestive issues such as GI
- hormone imbalances like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- abdominal adhesions
- history of endometriosis or surgery
…then you may have increased tension around the upper and lower abdominal cavity, restrictions that affect normal blood flow and supply, and tightened fascia.
It’s important to assess with a pelvic health professional if your infertility could be related to what’s described above, known as “mechanical” issues that affect your body’s ability to become pregnant.
Manual soft-tissue therapy performed by a pelvic physical therapist is specifically designed to
- create space & opening
- restore mobility and motility to reproductive functions.
- alignment to support normal and healthy blood flow for sperm to flow through efficiently.
This innovative manual therapy intervention has had success with women dealing with the adhesions described above.
It’s our mission to educate, treat, and support you with the same approach we take with all of our patients: it doesn’t have to hurt to heal.
To inquire about manual soft-tissue intervention to treat infertility, call to schedule an appointment where we can evaluate and assess if this approach is a good fit for you, and your desire to conceive.