Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
- Posted on: Jul 15 2018
Once we reach a certain age, exercise becomes more important than ever. Our metabolism slows down, and our bones become more at risk of osteoporosis. The right exercises can help keep unhealthy weight off and encourage our bones to stay strong and dense. The rest of our bodies need exercise, too, especially our pelvic floor.
Involuntary urine loss is experienced by an estimated 25 million adults in the U.S., but doesn’t it seem that nobody really talks about issues like that? If you’ve started looking into treatments for urinary incontinence, you may have read about various surgeries that may or may not help your situation. Keep reading to learn about pelvic floor physical therapy, and how it may be able to help you avoid risky and expensive surgeries.
Pelvic floor physical therapy may help treat issues such as:
- Urinary Incontinence
- Fecal Incontinence
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Pelvic Pain
Pelvic floor physical therapy can also help support the long-term results of procedures such as surgical vaginal tightening or rejuvenation procedures for treatment of vaginal discomfort, urinary leakage and sexual dysfunction.
What does pelvic floor physical therapy entail? First, expect your initial evaluation to include a deep dive of your medical history and an exam. We will create a plan tailored to your specific situation and needs. Your therapy will include a combination of stretches, trigger point release, and internal & external massage in combination with other techniques and tools as Dr. Thomas deems fit. A home exercise routine will be developed for you to utilize on your own, too.
Long term incontinence can lead to social anxiety, social withdrawal, and even even sexual dysfunction. It can affect our quality of sleep, since it can wake us up numerous times in the night. You don’t have to live with incontinence. Surgery can be costly and sometimes ineffective. Before you get surgery or even if you’ve gotten surgery that hasn’t completely helped your situation, consider pelvic floor physical therapy to help with urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, and pain during sexual intercourse.
Call us today at (914) 630-0391 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Thomas.
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