Pelvic Health For Women
Physical therapy for pelvic floor dysfunction is far more than just Kegel exercises and may help you improve your quality of life while avoiding medications or surgery. Physical therapy can help teach you how to take control of your pelvic health in order to reduce bladder urgency, frequency, leakage, and pain.
Common Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Diagnoses
- Incontinence : Stress and Urge Incontinence
- Overactive Bladder
- Dyspareunia (Pain with intercourse)
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Pelvic Pain
The doctor of physical therapy will assess you by first completing a medical history, as well as gathering more information about your specific problem. This may include collecting a bladder diary prior to your appointment. The physical therapist will perform a lumbar and hip assessment as well as an internal examination of the pelvic floor when necessary to determine strength, endurance, and tone of the pelvic floor muscles.
Each session and treatment will be individually tailored to your needs and progress including the following elements:
- Patient education
- Bladder retraining
- Core and hip strengthening
- Specific pelvic floor exercises
- Manual therapy
- Dilation program