Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2018 , Vol 64 , Num 4

Pelvic pain rehabilitation

Meltem Vural
1 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Health Sciences, Bakırköy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey DOI : 10.5606/tftrd.2018.3616 Chronic pelvic pain is defined as persistent painful condition which lasts for at least six months under umbilicus. Numerous factors are blamed for etiopathogenesis, and quality of life of individuals is adversely affected. Chronic pain as well as functional disorders are accompanied to chronic pelvic pain. The treatment and rehabilitation program should be tailored for specific causes, targeting general pain treatment. Consequently, chronic pelvic pain management can be used to propose personalized treatment options and include patient education, behavioral therapy, and a biopsychosocial approach. Interdisciplinary teamwork and collaboration are essential for facilitating patient-centered rehabilitation. Keywords : Pelvic floor; pelvic pain; pelvic rehabilitation; physical therapy