Pelvic pain is a very common condition treated by pelvic health physical therapists. Oftentimes men and women experiencing pelvic pain are suffering in silence, unaware that physical therapy is a worthwhile treatment option. Pelvic pain may be a result of a variety of diagnoses, including vulvodynia, vestibulitis, endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, vaginismus, tailbone pain, pudendal nerve disorders, dyspareunia (painful vaginal penetration including intercourse, tampon use, medical exams), hip conditions, pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, and post-surgical pain. Treatment may consist of internal and/or external manual techniques with consent to release associated muscle tension, an individualized strengthening and stretching program to address muscle imbalances contributing to your symptom presentation, relaxation exercises to manage and alleviate pelvic pain, and education regarding your specific condition and how you can improve your quality of life. FunctionSmart’s pelvic health physical therapists offer a team approach to involve you in your plan of care to restore your pelvic health.