Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
Stop limiting your activities. Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation can help!
Did you know that approximately 1 out of every 2 women experience some form of urine leakage or urinary incontinence (UI)? This should never be considered a normal part of aging. There are ways to treat UI. Unfortunately, many women are too embarrassed to talk to their doctor about this condition and wear pads and adult diapers to cope with leakage. Other women try medications but the results are less than satisfactory for most patients. So, what are the alternative options?
At the Women’s Bladder Control Center, we successfully treat urinary leakage with Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation. This treatment has been used for many years and has a very high success rate in suitable candidates.
The Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation program offered at Pacific Coast Urology’s Women’s Bladder Control Center provides women and men with the appropriate tools and exercise techniques to regain control of your bladder.
What is Pelvic Floor Dysfunction?
Evans Tran, Physician Assistant, explains to her patients that “pelvic floor dysfunction” refers to an inability to control or maintain normal voiding pattern or bowel habits. When the pelvic floor muscles become compromised, involuntary leakage of urine or stool, constipation, chronic pain, and so on may occur. These symptoms may affect your daily living activities and your quality of life.
What Causes Urinary Leakage?
Common factors include:
- Pregnancy which can weaken the pelvic floor muscles that provide support for bladder control
- Childbirth which can compromise the pelvic floor muscles
- Pelvic surgery
- Weak or overactive bladder muscles
What is Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Therapy?
Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation is designed to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles with a targeted in-office therapy and a home exercise regimen. The therapy is customized to each patient’s needs and is done in a step-by-step process as follows:
- The first step is to test and measure the strength of the patient’s pelvic floor muscles by using our in-office sensors. During each contraction, Evans personally guides each of her patients to show them how to properly and precisely contract the pelvic floor muscles.
- The second step is to establish a personalized exercise “prescription” for a home exercise regimen.
- The third step is to gently deliver an electrical impulse to stimulate the nerves and weakened muscles of the pelvic floor.
Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Therapy patients are seen weekly for the first four weeks of the program and then every 2 weeks after that. The end result is the strengthening of your pelvic muscles and re-educating them so you can have better control of your bladder.
Are there any Other Benefits to Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation?
Other benefits of this therapy include helping patients who have chronic pelvic pain, pain during intercourse, certain types of constipation, certain types of fecal incontinence, and an inability to completely empty the bladder.
Take control of your bladder! Schedule your consultation with Evans Tran, PA, at our Women’s Bladder Control Center to learn how Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation can help.
Contact us online or call (888)735.4336 today.