Pelvic Floor Therapy


 

Find the relief you are looking for from pelvic pain, urgency, and incontinence through a non-surgical treatment known as pelvic floor therapy. The goal of pelvic floor therapy is to help retrain the muscles of the pelvic floor to restore both function and strength. Sometimes, patients will become frustrated when they do not notice the results they want through pelvic floor exercises such as “kegel exercises.” Unfortunately, the issue is that most patients aren’t performing them correctly and will not get the results that they want.

Using computer technology and a small medical device, we will record and monitor your pelvic muscles to determine their strength and see how much you progress every session. By doing this, we will be able to automatically see which muscles are contracting. Pelvic floor therapy trains and strengthens muscles, just like performing exercises at the gym helps to strengthen other muscles in your body. This therapy will also equip patients with exercises that can be performed on their own to maintain good pelvic floor health.

Some patients will also benefit from mild electrical stimulation during therapy to help increase the efficacy of these exercises. This stimulation will cause the muscles to contract voluntarily, which can help patients understand what these exercises should feel like when performed correctly. Patients may experience a slight tingling sensation during stimulation, but this treatment option is not painful.

On average, pelvic floor therapy is performed every other week for an average of five visits. Each therapeutic session lasts about forty five minutes. During each visit, we will also check your progress and discuss your overall treatment plan for each session. 80% of patients notice significant results after going through this therapy -- "It Works if You Work"!