Most pelvic floor conditions are caused by a combination of weak and spastic pelvic floor muscles. Pelvic floor manual release techniques play an important role in diagnosing and treating both the weak and spastic muscles involved with each individual case of dyspareunia. Manual techniques increase the woman’s awareness of her pelvic floor muscles, release trigger and tender points, normalize the overactivity, and increase the strength of the of weak pelvic floor muscles.
Diagnosing and correcting spasticity in relation to the corresponding joint function of the hips, pelvis, low back and lower extremity are essential to fully normalize the relationship between the pelvic floor and these structures. Proper functioning and movement of these joint complexes is essential to decreasing abnormal stress upon the pelvic floor and a healthy functioning pelvic floor is a core stabilizing factor for these structures.