Trauma Informed Care for Pelvic Floor Therapy

Trauma informed care for the pelvic floor
Trauma informed care for the pelvic floor
Trauma informed care for pelvic floor therapy goes beyond traditional approaches, recognizing the profound impact of trauma on pelvic health. This specialized therapy creates a safe and supportive environment where trauma survivors can embark on a journey of healing.

Let’s put some terminology out there to help talk about trauma. 

Trauma is an event, series of events or a set of circumstances

It can be EXPERIENCED as emotionally harmful or life threatening. 

It can have lasting impact functionally or on one’s well being (emotional, mental, physical, social or spiritual).

We often think of trauma impacting our emotional and mental health, but most of us are not aware that this can also have an impact on our physical health. 

Research has shown that our bodies store stressful or traumatic events and the simplest of things can trigger a trauma response bringing our bodies into the sympathetic nervous system. In fact, 85% of women have reported exposure to at least one traumatic event during their lifetime.

What causes trauma?

There are many causes of trauma.  Traumas can include:
  • military or police enforcement
  • motor vehicle accidents
  • falls
  • physical, sexual abuse
Common symptoms connected with trauma are:
  • persistent pain
  • painful pelvic floor
  • digestive problems
  • some autoimmune conditions are becoming linked with adverse childhood events.

Trauma Informed Care in Wake Forest and Raleigh

With additional training in Trauma Informed Care, Dr. Emily has studied in detail the impacts of trauma on a physical body.  Physiologically trauma impacts our brain, nervous system and musculoskeletal system. 

There are strategies available to help address the physiological impacts of trauma. Now, we strongly encourage individuals to have a team in place to achieve more holistic healing and care. This team can include counselor/psychologist, physical therapy, and family support. 

Whether you have persistent back pain, TMJ pain, pelvic floor pain, constipation, dyspareunia, these conditions can all be impacted if an individual has a history of trauma. If you are interested in learning more please reach out to our office.

We strive to create a warm, inviting and safe environment for all patients. With the nature of our practice seeing only one patient at a time we are able to connect with patients throughout their entire session working on developing a mutual trust and respect for eachother. Our studio classes offer a small class size with a space that is also warm and inviting allowing you to focus on healing, becoming stronger and healthier.

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Our pelvic floor physical therapy includes trauma informed care interwoven throughout treatments. We understand that each person and their story is unique. Each person deserves the respect and care to help them feel safe and secure while in our clinic.

Ready to make change? Click here to schedule an evaluation with our Women’s Health Specialists.

Not in the local area, contact us to discuss an online consultation with one of our experts.

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