we seek to promote eduation on pelvic pain diagnoses, providing hope and healing to individuals who all to often suffer silently
Facts on the need to spead the word and awareness
In the case of women, statistics show that 10% to 60% of women suffer from urinary incontinence, and that 30% to 50% do not seek treatment.
51% of women could not perform a Kegel properly with verbal cueing alone. And 25% of the women in the study were actually performing the attempted-Kegel in a manner that could promote incontinence
As for male urinary incontinence, it is a common problem following prostate surgery. In fact, as many as 50% of men report leakage due to stress urinary incontinence in the first few weeks following prostate surgery after removal of the catheter. In approximately 20% of men, some degree of stress urinary incontinence will continue to be a significant problem one year post-surgery.
• 45% of pregnant women experience pelvic girdle pain (PGP, in 25% of these women it is severe and for an estimated 7% to 8%, it results in disability).
• Incidences of stress urinary incontinence during pregnancy have been reported to range from 19.9% to 70%.
• 35% of new moms experience stress urinary incontinence in the postpartum period.
• More than 50% of women have a diastatis rectus abdominis after pregnancy. (A diastatis rectus abdominis is the separation of the abs from their central tendon and is a leading cause of low back pain, stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.)
• 20% of first-time moms show severe pelvic floor muscle injury after a normal pregnancy/delivery.
• 25% of women with pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy remain in pain after delivery.
Many children suffer from bladder/bowel voiding dysfunction. In fact, 20% of all pediatric visits are for incontinence problems. The good news is that non-invasive physical therapy techniques are highly effective for these disorders.
An estimated 8% to 10% of all men will suffer from pelvic pain at some point in their lives, according to statistics. Frustratingly, the American Physical Therapy Association, as well as many other medical organizations
Studies show that Erectile Dysfunction affects up to 60% of men by the age
of 50. ED can be caused by numerous factors such as weight, cardiovascular
health, medication side effects, and musculoskeletal dysfunction.
Studies show that 80% of men experience urinary incontinence and erectile
dysfunction following a radical prostatectomy