Coccyx or tailbone pain can make sitting, walking, having a bowel movement or sexual activity excruciatingly painful. The only muscle group that attaches to the coccyx is called the pelvic floor. The pelvic floor is comprised of muscles that are often elusive and seem beyond our conscious control. By bringing awareness, strength and suppleness to these muscles, people can alleviate or lessen coccydynia. Bill Gallagher uses a combination of the following approaches to treat the painful coccyx.
- Hands on Manual Therapy (Osteopathy, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Massage, Internal Coccyx Manipulation, Thiele Massage)
- Tai Chi
- Postural Training
- Prescriptive Exercise to strengthen weak muscles, lengthen short muscles and normalize pelvic joint movement (which can be restricted or hypermobile)
Bill helps his patients understand key anatomy, pathology, pain mechanisms, physiology, kinesiology of the pelvic floor and their interrelationship with mind-body energetics to help them eliminate or reduce pain. By bridging East & West, and addressing mind & body Bill Gallagher has had excellent results treating coccydynia.
Bill Gallagher treats people with coccyx pain at his office on the upper West Side of Manhattan and makes house calls to the upper East side and Upper West Side of New York City (NYC)
Holistic physical therapist, Bill Gallagher is a coccydynia specialist with lots of experience treating coccyx pain in New York City. He has an office on the upper West Side (88th & Broadway), makes house calls to the upper East side and upper West side of Manhattan (NYC).