• Marinus van Aarle

Pelvic pain and Osteopathy:

Updated: Nov 3

Many people suffer from hypertonic pelvic floor muscles.

A hypertonic pelvic floor is having a tight muscle tone and reduced mobility.

A hypertonic pelvic floor comes with pain and a list of other symptoms.

Usually it also comes with a reduced range of motion.


The symptoms associated with a hypertonic pelvic floor muscles are:


  • Constipation

  • Incomplete Emptying Of The Bowels

  • Straining When Emptying The Bowels

  • Pelvic Pain

  • Hip Pain

  • Pain in the tailbone

  • Low Back Pain

  • Painful Sex

  • Vaginismus

  • Urinary Incontinence

  • Incomplete Emptying Of The Bladder

  • Slow Flow Of Urine

  • Hesitancy Or Delayed Start Of Urine Stream

  • Urinary Urgency

  • Frequent urination

  • Painful Urination

The symptoms associated with hypertonic pelvic floor muscles can be aggravated by exercise, a sedentary job or lifestyle and stress.


Osteopathy treatment is effective in relaxing the pelvic floor muscles and reducing the symptoms.



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