Per the CDC, 12% of US women struggle to get pregnant. For couples that want to conceive, it sometimes feels like everyone is trying to sell you on a gimmick to bring a baby into the world.
Time for some evidence-based science!
A ten-year study published in 2015 looked at how manual (meaning hands-on) physical therapy helped treat female infertility issues in almost 1,400 women. It probably won’t come as a surprise to you that IT WORKED in a significant percentage of these women — because working on restoring mobility to structures affecting reproductive function in women with endometriosis, PCOS, fallopian tube occlusion, and hormone dysregulation puts the body in a better position to conceive. Manual therapy also decreased elevated FSH levels and improved pregnancy rates by almost 50%.
You’re looking for a pelvic floor or women’s health physical therapist who has experience working with patients who have fertility concerns. We’re out here. We’re ready to help. Give a call today.