Bladder & Bowel Dysfunction, Prolapse
Most people know that physical therapists treat muscles and soft tissue (think tennis elbow or a sprained ankle).
Pelvic physical therapy is the same thing. Often, the musculoskeletal system surrounding the pelvis is the cause of pelvic dysfunction.
ARE YOU EXPERIENCING
- difficulty exercising
- post-prostatectomy leakage
- sharp pain and spasm around the anus or rectum
a strong urge to urinate (urgency)
difficulty starting the flow of urine (hesitancy)
voiding more often than every 2-4 hours (frequency)
sensation of not emptying (incomplete voiding)
urinating more than 2 times a night (nocturia)
YOU MAY HAVE
- Interstitial Cystitis (IC)
- Urethral Syndrome
- Urgency-Frequency Syndrome
- Urinary Incontinence
- Urge incontinence
- Stress incontinence
- Mixed incontinence
- Urinary retention
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease(IBD)
- Crohn’s disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Fecal Incontinence
- Hemorrhoid Pain
- Rectal Prolapse
- Anal Fissure
- Proctalgia Fugax
OF URINARY INCONTINENT WOMEN DO NO NOT SEEK TREATMENT
Media & incontinence product companies suggest its a “normal” part of childbirth or old age. IT’S NOT.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
Americans suffer with incontinence
of women in a study attempted Kegels in a manner that would INCREASE incontinence
THE KEGELS DILEMMA
Most women with incontinence are told to “do Kegels,” which are exercises meant to strengthen a weak pelvic floor.
If strengthening is the best therapeutic option, the issue is that 51% of women do not perform a Kegel properly with verbal cueing alone, according to a recent research survey.
Sometimes, if a problem is stemming from tight pelvic floor muscles, strengthening can increase pelvic pain and incontinence!
Is “doing Kegels” simple advise? Yes. Healing and helpful? Often not.
Surgery is not your only option.
Physical therapy should be your first line of defense.
YOU MAY HAVE
- Anterior vaginal wall prolapse
- Posterior vaginal wall prolapse
- Apical prolapse
- Vaginal vault prolapse
- Uterine/cervix prolapse
- Rectal prolapse
- Perineal descent syndrome
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