Which is? Where is it? What is it for?
The Perineum, also known as the pelvic floor, is a group of muscles located at the base of the pelvis and are important muscles for women, for men and for children. They participate in urinary, defecting and sexual functions. In women they are also responsible for supporting the pelvic organs (urethra, bladder, vagina, uterus, anus and rectum), and are under high strain during pregnancy and after childbirth.
Changes in the pelvis can cause urinary incontinence (loss of urine), urinary retention (difficulty urinating), fecal incontinence (loss of control over gases and feces), intestinal constipation (difficulty evacuating), pelvic organ prolapse (“fallen bladder”), pelvic myalgia (pain in the pelvis region), and sexual disfunction (pain during intercourse, decrease in pleasure, erection difficulties, difficulties reaching orgasm, premature ejaculation, etc.).
In women, pregnancy, vaginal birth, obesity, menopause, and sedentary lifestyles are the principal causes of changes in the muscles of the PERINEUM, increasing the development of these conditions. In men, surgery to remove the prostate, prostatectomy, is the most frequent cause of urinary incontinence and erectile disfunction.
Through perineal rehabilitation it is possible to treat and prevent perineal disfunctions and thereby avoid surgery. This treatment helps patients overcome these conditions and improves well-being, quality of life, sexuality, and self-esteem.
At PERÍNEO our treatments are based on the Active Perineal Rehabilitation and Series protocol which has shown itself to be very successful in the treatment and prevention of these conditions.