Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Q: What is Pelvic Floor Therapy?

A: Pelvic Floor Therapy is the treatment of the neuromusculoskeletal system that includes the muscles, joints, connective tissue, ligaments, and tendons that work together to support the pelvic organs and the urinary system.

 

Q: What should I expect if I go to Pelvic Floor Therapy?

A: Pelvic Floor Therapy consists of taking a history of the difficulties that you are experiencing and asking about your pain, if you have any. Talking about your bowel and bladder habits, fluid intake, career, stress levels, pregnancy history, trauma,  surgeries, your diet and medications, etc. in a private room. The therapist will look at your posture, any impairment in movements, any issues with your back, pelvis, hip, and abdomen. There is an external and internal exam of the pelvic floor through the vagina or the rectum. In addition to patient education, this involves undressing from the waist down and being draped by a towel/sheet. It also requires a prescription from a physician.

 

Q: What types of conditions are treated with Pelvic Floor Therapy?

A: Conditions treated with Pelvic Floor Therapy include: frequent urination, strong urge to urinate, urinary/fecal incontinence (loss of urine or bowels), constipation, and pelvic pain, to name a few.

 

Q: Is Pelvic Floor Therapy for men and women?

A: Pelvic Floor Therapy is for both men and women.

 

Q: Is Pelvic Floor Therapy internal or external?

A: Pelvic Floor therapy is usually a combination of external and internal therapy.  If patients are uncomfortable with internal work, a lot of treatment can be done externally.

Q: How can I be contacted about Pelvic Floor Therapy?

A: Contact us at this Connect me with a Therapist link.