Ah, the magical wand of pelvic health physical therapy🧚♀️✨
Have you ever wondered what we actually do in pelvic health physical therapy and what your treatment may include?
The device that Dr. Lindsay is holding in the photo is a pelvic wand by Intimate Rose, and it may be prescribed as part of your home exercise program for pelvic health physical therapy.
Just like other muscles of your body, your pelvic floor muscles should be able to contract and lengthen for good function. But many people have a tendency to “hold” their pelvic floor, breathe poorly, or just put additional stresses into the area which then can cause pain or other urinary symptoms.
A wand helps to desensitize and “release” painful areas within the pelvic floor and is often used with people that have an overactive pelvic floor or difficulty relaxing those muscles.
By using a device like this as part of your home exercise program you are training your pelvic floor (and your brain) to RELAX to a stimulus in that area, which can be very helpful for treating conditions like painful intercourse!
There are so many options available in terms of types of material, shapes, sizes, and vibration.
This device is usually what we recommend to our patients because of the shape and ability to reach various parts of the pelvic floor and the option to add vibration.
We even have these available for purchase at our clinic in case you and your physical therapist decide to add it to your home program!
Have you ever seen a pelvic wand? What other questions do you have about pelvic health PT? Feel free to comment below or send us a message.😊
Be empowered in education,
OrthoPelvic Physical Therapy