Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
If You Experience...
- Loss of bladder control
- Loss of bowel control
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Frequent urination
- Difficulty emptying bladder
- Pain with sitting
- Pain with orgasm
- Pain during intercourse or pelvic exams
- Sexual dysfunction
- Pelvic pain
- Pain during or after pregnancy
..,Scott & White Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy can help.
How physical therapy can help you
Pelvic floor muscle weakness and tension contribute to pelvic pain and incontinence. Postural and joint alignment problems can prevent your muscles from working optimally for you. Pelvic floor physical therapists can provide treatment to address these problems without surgery. Meet the Scott & White Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy clinical staff.
Strengthening weak pelvic floor muscles often helps a person gain better bowel and bladder control. A physical therapist can help you be sure you are doing a Kegel correctly and prescribe a home program to meet your individual needs. Diet modifications can also reduce urinary and fecal incontinence. Bladder re-training can decrease urinary frequency and help you regain control of your bladder.
Pelvic organ prolapse
A physical therapist can assist you in supporting the prolapse with a strong pelvic floor, which may alleviate symptoms of mild to moderate prolapse. A combined pelvic floor and abdominal muscle contraction will help protect your pelvic floor during times of physical stress, preventing prolapse from worsening.
Pelvic pain is often due to tense muscles in the spine and pelvis. Physical therapy that includes manual therapy techniques with or without vaginal dilators, modalities, biofeedback, exercise, posture training and re-education in activities of daily living can greatly reduce or eliminate pelvic pain.
Pain during and after pregnancy
Pregnancy and childbirth can cause overstretching of pelvic floor and abdominal muscles, resulting in low back and pelvic pain. Physical therapy consisting of manual therapy and exercise can relieve pain, help women feel strong again and enjoy motherhood.
Your initial appointment is made on a referral-only basis. Please have your referring phyisican visit Physician Relations and Referrals (referrals.sw.org) for complete information.
If you need additional information or to reschedule an appointment, contact one of our area Scott & White locations:
- Round Rock Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Clinic
- Temple Clinic