What is endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a female reproductive disorder, which affects the lining of the uterus and the endometrial cells. This oestrogen dependent disorder, is defined by the presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterus and the tissue grows to form lesions that leak fluid in response to the change in hormones at the time of the period.
This leads to inflammation and is linked to ongoing pelvic pain. Research has shown that women with endometriosis also develop tension in the lower abdominal, hip, pelvic floor muscles, which may further contribute to pain and tension throughout the body.
Consequences of persistent pelvic floor muscle tension:
Increased pelvic floor muscle tension can lead to bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction and reduced ability to exercise.
Treatment of pelvic pain and bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction associated with endometriosis
It’s important to understand that the pain associated with endometriosis is complex and often multiple factors need to be considered.
Our physiotherapists at Body Logic Physiotherapy play an important role in the treatment of persistent pelvic pain and pelvic floor muscle tension including identifying the key factors linked to your symptoms, coaching in body relaxation, breathing techniques, relaxed fearless movement, graded activity and sleep rehabilitation.
A long-term plan is the key to controlling this problem and it may take up to 3-6 months to make this plan work. We also work with your doctor and or a clinical psychologist if additional care is needed.