Pelvic Floor Therapy
Surgery isn’t always necessary to strengthen and improve function of the pelvic floor muscles and sphincter. Advanced technology now allows for accurate and objective measurement of pelvic floor muscle activity. Using intravaginal and rectal sensors, we can obtain unparalleled data about pelvic floor muscle function. From there, we can determine the most effective therapy treatments.
Pelvic floor dysfunction commonly treated with physical therapy include:
- Pelvic floor muscle weakness or pelvic pain
- Pain during sex
- Urinary leakage
- Fecal incontinence Read more
- Frequently waking up to urinate Read more
- Constipation Read more
- Pelvic organ prolapse or “bladder falling” Read more
- Injuries after vaginal childbirth
Types of physical therapy available:
- Pelvic floor muscle retraining
- Electrical stimulation
Pelvic floor therapy is recommended to improve muscle function, which can alleviate all of these conditions:
- Frequent urination
- Feelings of urgency
- Incomplete bladder emptying
- Urinary retention
- Urinary incontinence
- Pelvic pain
- Fecal incontinence
In addition to sessions with a physical therapist, focused education is key to managing pelvic floor discomfort. We teach our patients how to train their bladders, strengthen their pelvic floor muscles with at-home exercises, relax the pelvic floor when going to the bathroom, and how dietary changes can help pelvic floor function.
Physical therapy combined with behavioral and lifestyle changes can lead to successful, long-term pelvic floor health. Our highly specialized physical therapist works closely with physicians and nurse practitioners to help patients in need to pelvic floor therapy. Our multifaceted approach to pelvic floor recovery has resulted in successful recoveries for our valued patients where other treatments failed.
Pelvic Floor Therapy for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction is well supported and informed by research and positive patient outcomes. If you or someone you know may benefit from Pelvic Floor Therapy, please contact us. We are eager to help.