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  • Writer's pictureCatherine Cartwright

Pelvic Floor Therapy

by Catherine Cartwright, BA(HonPhysE), DipSIM, D.O.M.P.

Osteopathic Manual Practitioner 2001

Have you ever been told that you need the assistance of a pelvic floor therapist but the thought of

internal therapy deters you? Did you know that osteopathic manual practitioners can assist you

with pelvic floor therapy using several external techniques?

In my practice, I have helped many women with pain and dysfunction. I assess which structures

in the pelvis require attention, and there are many that could cause issues. The bones and organs

of the pelvis along with the connective tissues need to work in harmony. They can be assessed

and treated externally. And, in keeping with the philosophy of osteopathy, treating the body as a

functional unit is paramount, so a full body assessment is warranted to rule out other structures

that may be contributing to pelvic dysfunction.

Although much progress can be made in this manner, sometimes the assistance of a pelvic floor

therapist may be required. You may say the osteopathic manual therapist preps the body for the

final internal work that the pelvic therapist will do.

If you’re looking for help and still have questions before booking an initial appointment, I am

available for a complimentary 15 minute consultation. Booking can be made through the online

system or by calling The Root of Health.


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