Pelvic Floor Therapy

 

Shardae
Shardae Peña,
LPN; Pelvic Floor Therapy and Rehabilitation

The pelvic floor is essentially a “sling” comprised of muscles that connect your pubic bone to your coccyx. For men, this sling supports your bladder, rectum, and prostate and for women, this sling supports your bladder, rectum and vagina. As we age, or after experiencing trauma, the pelvic floor muscles tend to weaken. This makes therapy a great solution.

During your first visit, we will go through your health history and develop personalized treatment care for your symptoms. This treatment plan will consist of rehabilitation, stimulation and retraining. Pelvic floor therapy typically takes six to eight weeks with a 30 minute session once a week.

As part of your rehabilitation, we use a tiny instrument to test which muscles are being contracted and when they become fatigued. This will help us target the isolated muscle and create a specific treatment plan.

We then stimulate the isolated muscle with a small, minimally invasive and painless instrument. This is used to contract the pelvic floor muscles in order to strengthen and repair them. We have seen major improvements in patients using this procedure within only three to four visits.

Pelvic floor therapy can treat a number of different urological symptoms such as; stress incontinence, urge incontinence, urinary urgency, interstitial cystitis, fecal incontinence, constipation/diarrhea, sexual dysfunction, and prostatitis.

At Urology Experts, we are on the leading edge of diagnosing urological problems as well as creating personalized treatment plans that garner high patient satisfaction and success rates. If you or a loved one have any questions about our specialities or surgery procedures, please call us at (239) 226-ASAP (2727), visit our Contact page or come see us in person.