Low back pain is common worldwide, with 60–80% of people affected at some time in their lives. It has a major impact on health and health-related quality of life, diminishing the capacity for standing, walking and sitting.
Exercise is commonly used in the management of chronic low back pain, in particular the training of core stabilizing muscles including pelvic floor muscle. Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction is associated with the development of low back pain. The pelvic floor is a hammock of muscles that connect the pubis to the tailbone and ischial tuberosities. Pelvic floor muscle insufficiency can occur as a result of pain, poor movement patterns, trauma, surgery or childbirth. These muscle imbalances do not recover spontaneously, and can lead to low back, pelvis and/or hip pain.
The pelvic floor is an important component of the core stabilizing muscles, but many standard physical therapist practices neglect to train pelvic floor muscles. This is where we are different!
If you ever had a nagging pain in the region of the pelvis or hip, then we have programs for you. Stephanie Nolting, DPT is a low back pain and pelvic floor specialist who can develop a unique program based on the complexity of your condition. We often see men and women who come in with back pain who don’t realize that their pain is actually stemming from pelvic floor disfunction. Stephanie will be able to determine where your low back pain is originating so that an appropriate program can be developed for you.
Click here to view the details about her upcoming workshop. It is free and open to the public. Be sure to tell a friend or family member who is struggling with back pain so that we can help them get back to doing the things they love.