One of the most heartbreaking medical issues for a woman is to deal with infertility. It’s devastating emotional, but it’s even hard physically, as it can happen due to so many possible causes and relatively few solutions. It’s hard emotionally because it’s hard to discover it until you have set hopes on having a baby.
A special physical therapy technique helps treating infertility, which is not only cheaper than the contemporary fertility treatment like in-vitro fertilization. Physical therapy is also less invasive and easier than most traditional practices.
Causes of Infertility:
Pain during sex, hormonal imbalances, and adhesions, are the three primary causes of infertility in women. Infertility can take place due to adhesions or internal scars that occur wherever the body heals from infection, inflammation, surgery, trauma or endometriosis (a condition where the uterine lining grows outside the uterus). These adhesions act like an internal glue and can block fallopian tubes, cover the ovaries so that the eggs cannot escape, or form on the walls of the uterus, decreasing the chance for implantation. Reproductive structures need mobility in order to function correctly.
How Can Physiotherapy Help?
Physical therapy removes the glue-like adhesions that bind structures. A professional physiotherapist manually manipulates the pelvic visceral organs from the outside. The treatment focuses on gently pushing a woman’s abdomen. You may ask - How does pushing on a woman’s abdomen help boost her baby-making chances?
Primarily by increasing blood flow and mobility. A malpositioned uterus, restricted ovaries, scar tissue, or endometriosis, can all reduce blood flow to the reproductive organs, limiting fertility. Blood flow is increased by repositioning the organs and breaking up scar tissue. This not only makes your reproductive system healthier, but also helps your body to balance out its hormones naturally. It prepares your pelvis and organs for optimal function.
Therapists also work closely with patients to address mental needs as well as physical. Because of physiotherapy’s non-invasive and cost-effectiveness, it’s recommended to try physical therapy before any other fertility treatments. At the end of the day, every women wants the same thing - a successful pregnancy and a happy, healthy mother. Some women can easily get pregnant, while other women need an ideal situation to conceive and that can take work. So that’s what our special physical therapists work on, helping them get to that point where they can conceive straightforwardly.