Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
Conservative / Effective Treatment for Incontinence, Pelvic Pain, and Over Active Bladder
Conservative Treatment should be your first option
That is why our office provides a comprehensive, non surgical option to our patients for treatment of common pelvic floor disorders. Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation utilizes functional muscle training and stimulation, allowing patients to be active participants in improving strength, control, and awareness of their pelvic floor muscles.
What is Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation?
This conservative therapy is used to treat incontinence, OAB, pelvic pain, and to re-educate the pelvic floor muscles to restore and maintain pelvic health.
- Behavioral Strategies (Bladder training and relaxation techniques)
- Functional Re-training
- Therapeutic Exercises and Strength Measurements
- E-stim (mild electrical stimulation to help weak muscles contract and to calm the bladder)
- Education and techniques for long-term core strengthening
What to Expect During Your Treatment
On your first visit you will meet with your personal pelvic floor specialist. The initial visit will be scheduled for one hour, allowing time for treatment and for your specialist to review your history and severity of symptoms. She will also do an in-depth overview of the program and answer any questions you may have. Treatment is tailored to your individual assessment and will consist of your specialist training you to isolate your pelvic floor muscles while properly guiding you through pelvic exercises. E-Stim may also be administered for additional passive muscle strengthening. Follow up appointments will be scheduled and are 30 minutes in length. Depending on your diagnosis, treatment is usually scheduled weekly for 6-8 weeks.
Pelvic Floor Muscles
The pelvic floor or pelvic diaphragm is important in providing support for the pelvic organs, and in the maintenance of continence as part of the urinary and anal sphincters. These muscles act Uterus like a hammock to support the pelvic organs, Coccyx including the uterus, bladder and rectum.
Why is Pelvic Muscle Strength important?
When the pelvic floor muscles are contracted (squeezed), the internal organs are lifted and the sphincters tighten the opening of the vagina, anus, urethra. Relaxing these muscles allows the passage of urine and feces. A strong pelvic floor is also important for sexual function and having strength and control can prevent bladder / bowel leakage and other pelvic floor dysfunctions.