Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
What is pelvic floor rehabilitation?
Pelvic floor rehabilitation (also known as pelvic physical therapy, pelvic PT, urogynecologic physical therapy, or pelvic physiotherapy) is a non-surgical treatment used to assess the strength and flexibility of the muscles that support a woman’s bladder, uterus, vagina, and rectum–the pelvic floor. This procedure is common for those who suffer from pelvic floor disorders.
As the muscles of the pelvic floor begin to tighten up or weaken, a variety of painful or undesirable disorders (including urinary or bowel incontinence, painful urination or discomfort during intercourse) may arise. Pelvic floor rehab includes treatments that either strengthen or relax these pelvic muscles, gaining more control of their everyday functions, as well as relief from common painful symptoms.
Who is it for?
- Increased tension of the pelvic muscles causing pain in the back, hips and sacroiliac joint
- Pain during urination
- Pain during sexual intercourse or from the use of tampons
- Urinary or stool incontinence
- Pain during an annual gynecological exam
- Discomfort or bloating in the abdominal area
These symptoms commonly develop in women who:
- Suffer from endometriosis
- Recently gave birth
- Recently underwent surgery (hysterectomy, hernia, laparoscopy, a c-section or appendectomy)
- May be suffering from an infection in the pelvic area
- Experienced trauma that may have disrupted normal functions of the pelvic area
How does it work?
During pelvic floor rehabilitation, Dr. Bebla will begin with a thorough evaluation of your symptoms and the severity of your pain. By understanding the flexibility and strength of the muscles that make up your pelvic floor, and the sensitivity of the tissue surrounding your pelvic organs, Dr. Bebla can select the proper treatment.
Treatment options may include a combination of:
- Pelvic reconstructive surgery
- Exercises to improve your posture
- Hot and cold therapy
- Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy
- Electrical stimulation
- Deep tissue massages
- External and internal soft tissue mobilization
What are the results?
By understanding and working with your pelvis, spine, and abdomen during our pelvic floor rehabilitation process, you should see a relief in discomfort and a gain in the control of your pelvic functions, including:
- Increased bladder and bowel control*
- Pain-free sexual activity*
- A decrease in pain in the pelvic floor area*
Pelvic floor dysfunction is a disease that is commonly unidentified and untreated, so it is important for you to inform us of any incontinence issues or pain relating to your pelvic area.
Pelvic floor rehabilitation in Modesto, California
If you live in the Modesto area, and you suffer from the symptoms listed above, please use our scheduling form to set up a consultation. Dr. Bebla will ensure that you get the best care possible. Call us at (209) 409-8513, if you have any questions.
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee