Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
As a gynecologist, Dr. Datta utilizes pelvic floor physical therapy to optimize treatment for vaginal tightening and incontinence. She will introduce you to at-home techniques & tools or refer you to her network of pelvic floor physical therapists to help strengthen the (often ignored) pelvic floor!
Why is pelvic floor physical therapy done?
This specialized form of physical therapy (PT) focuses on your pelvic muscles & ligaments supporting the vagina. Dr. Datta believes pelvic floor physical therapy enhances the effectiveness and long-term results of procedures such as the surgical vaginal tightening or rejuvenation procedures for treatment of vaginal discomfort, urinary leakage and sexual dysfunction.
This method of PT can help strengthen muscles which may have weakened by common issues such as age, pregnancy, delivery, or surgery. Strengthening these muscles under the pelvic bones further supports the vagina, bladder, and colon thereby improving gynecologic function.
In contrast, some women may have pelvic or vaginal pain from chronic spasm of the pelvic floor muscles. This may cause symptoms such as chronic pelvic pain, pain with sex, frequent urination or constipation which can also be treated. Pelvic floor PT involves a range of treatments such as postural evaluation, muscles stretching, manual massage, electrical stimulations, exercises to strengthen and control the pelvic floor and behavioral modifications of urinary and fecal habits.
How is pelvic floor physical therapy done?
All programs are tailored to you as the individual patient and involve a combination of stretches, trigger point release, and internal & external massage in combination with other techniques and tools. A home exercise routine is developed as well.