Physical therapists offer a valuable service in the treatment of chronic pelvic pain (CPP). Physical therapists are trained in functional restoration of the whole body. The physical therapist is in the unique position to assess and treat CPP in restoration of transitional movement ease and tolerance for improved functional control with the ultimate goal of wellness. It is imperative that pelvic floor muscle overactivity, underactivity, or a combination there of is accurately assessed and treated to avoid exacerbation of symptoms. The physical therapist has treatment options to restore the function with education in independent management of CPP.
Out of all 291 conditions studied in the Global Burden of Disease 2010 Study, neck pain ranked 4th highest in terms of disability and 21st in terms of overall burden.