- Menopause & Perimenopause
Menopause & Perimenopause
Between the brain fog and internal inferno, menopause is tough enough without adding chronic pain or pelvic floor issues like incontinence, painful sex, or prolapse — pelvic organs that lack support. Whether you’re in perimenopause and want to prevent symptoms or you’re here to improve them, we’ve got you!
Origin PTs are experts in staying strong and pain-free through menopause. Get treatment online or in-person. And, no, it isn’t all kegels, all the time.
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Aging combined with the hormonal changes of menopause can weaken the pelvic floor muscles. Without support, pelvic organs can slip out of place (prolapse) and bladder/bowel leaks can increase. If your pelvic floor muscles are tight as well as weak, sex may be painful.
Your PT will take time to understand the symptoms you’re experiencing and evaluate your posture, movement, and pelvic health. Personalized treatment may include:
Having a PT on your side can help you prevent and treat pelvic issues as well as aches and pains anywhere in your body, so you can keep doing what you love. On average, treatment consists of 12-16 weekly visits.
The term “menopause” generally refers to the time of life when menstruation happens less often and finallys stops altogether. Technically, you’ve gone through menopause when you’ve had no periods for a full year.
The average age at menopause is 51.
Two of the most common early signs of menopause include missed or irregular periods and sudden increases in body heat — hot flashes — that can range from mild to majorly disruptive. Other early signs are vaginal dryness, breast tenderness, dry skin, and difficulty sleeping.
It can vary from person to person, but the average length of menopause is 4 years.
Menopause is considered early or premature if it happens before the age of 40. Premature menopause will occur if you have your uterus removed via a hysterectomy, or it can be the result of damage to the ovaries.
Menopause treatments include hormone replacement therapy to replace lost estrogen, estrogen cream or gel to relieve vaginal dryness, drugs to manage hot flashes, and our favorite: physical therapy to address pelvic floor dysfunction.
Taking care of yourself shouldn’t break the bank.
We’re in-network with most insurance plans.
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