Conditions treated with pelvic floor therapy
Our pelvic floor physical therapists may be able to help you if you're experiencing:
- Loss of bladder control (urinary incontinence)
- Loss of bowel control (bowel incontinence)
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Frequent urination
- Difficulty emptying bladder
- Pain during pelvic exams
- Pain with sitting
- Pain with orgasm
- Pain during intercourse
- Sexual dysfunction
- Pelvic pain
- Pain during or after pregnancy
How pelvic floor therapy near you can help
See how our rehabilitation and physical therapy services can help make a difference:
Strengthening weak pelvic floor muscles often helps a person gain better bowel and bladder control.
A physical therapist can help you be sure you are doing a Kegel correctly and prescribe a home program to meet your individual needs.
Diet modifications can also reduce urinary and fecal incontinence.
Bladder re-training can decrease urinary frequency and help you regain control of your bladder.
Pelvic organ prolapse
A physical therapist can assist you in supporting the prolapse with a strong pelvic floor, which may alleviate symptoms of mild to moderate prolapse.
A combined pelvic floor and abdominal muscle contraction will help protect your pelvic floor during times of physical stress, preventing prolapse from worsening.
Pelvic pain is often due to tense muscles in the spine and pelvis.
Physical therapy that includes manual therapy techniques with or without vaginal dilators, modalities, biofeedback, exercise, posture training and re-education in activities of daily living can greatly reduce or eliminate pelvic pain.
Pain related to pregnancy
Pregnancy and childbirth can cause overstretching of pelvic floor and abdominal muscles, resulting in low back and pelvic pain.
Physical therapy consisting of manual therapy and exercise can relieve pain, help women feel strong again and enjoy motherhood.
When pelvic floor therapy isn't enough
Urogynecologists and general OBGYN physicians on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Health offer comprehensive evaluation of female bladder and pelvic floor function, including urodynamics testing and cystoscopy.
Management and treatment options range from diet modification and medications to support devices and surgical treatment.