Pelvic floor physical therapy

  • Posted on: Mar 15 2020
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The team at Datta Thomas Gynecology in Harrison, NY is pleased to offer a wide selection of services for reproductive health and wellness. One of these is that of pelvic floor physical therapy.

What is pelvic floor physical therapy?

Dr. Moushumi Shoma Datta-Thomas describes pelvic floor physical therapy as a way of strengthening the muscle groups in the pelvic. These muscles are responsible for a wide range of functions, supporting the bladder, uterus, and other organs. When problems arise, patients may be referred to a professional that offers pelvic floor physical therapy to strengthen the area and address issues such as:

  • Painful intercourse
  • Vaginismus
  • Constipation
  • Endometriosis
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Difficult urination
  • Difficult bowel movements
  • Inability to achieve orgasm
  • Difficult sexual arousal
  • Poor bowel or bladder control

What might be involved in pelvic floor physical therapy?

Once patients have been fully evaluated by the doctor at Datta Thomas Gynecology, they can then work with a professional to determine the best physical therapy methods to help with the problem at hand. There are a wide range of techniques that may be used by a doctor to help with pelvic issues. They may include:

  • Education
  • Changes in habits/hygiene
  • Pelvic floor exercises
  • Manual therapy (massage, stretching, etc.)
  • Pelvic floor biofeedback
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Vaginal dilators

Patients may combine a variety of methods to achieve the best possible results from their pelvic floor physical therapy. There are some solutions that work better than others for patients, so it is best to educate yourself on the services used. Many patients who visit a doctor and participate as instructed with their pelvic floor physical therapy will often see results and improvements in the problems that brought them to the practice in the first place. We work hard to ensure women reach the desired results to improve their condition and sexual/reproductive health.

Schedule a visit at Datta Thomas Gynecology

Harrison, NY area patients are invited to take the time to learn more about pelvic floor physical therapy with Dr. Moushumi Shoma Datta-Thomas at 440 Mamaroneck Avenue. Call (914) 630-0931 to request an appointment through our friendly front office team. We are here to assist both new and current patients.

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