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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
  • leakage
  • difficulty exercising

  • constipation

  • diarrhea

  • gas

  • 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
Bladder Dysfunction

  • Interstitial Cystitis (IC)

  • Urethral Syndrome

  • Urgency-Frequency Syndrome

  • Urinary Incontinence

    •   Urge incontinence

    •   Stress incontinence

    •   Mixed incontinence

  • Urinary retention

Bowel Dysfunction
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
    •   Crohn's disease
    •   Ulcerative Colitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Hemorrhoid Pain
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Anal Fissure
  • Proctalgia Fugax

~40%

OF URINARY INCONTINENT WOMEN DO NO NOT SEEK TREATMENT

Media & incontinence product companies suggest its a "normal"part of child

birth or old age.

IT'S NOT.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
Americans suffer with incontinence

25M

25%

of women in a study attempted Kegels in a manner that would INCREASE   incontinence
issues
THE KEGELS DILEMMA
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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.
PROLAPSE

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Surgery is not your only option.

 

Physical therapy should be your first line of defense.

YOU MAY HAVE
  • Anterior vaginal wall prolapse

  • Cystocele

  • Urethrocele

  • Cystourethrocele

  • Posterior vaginal wall prolapse

  • Rectocele

  • Enterocele

  • Apical prolapse

  • Vaginal vault prolapse

  • Uterine/cervix prolapse

  • Enterocele

  • Rectal prolapse

  • Perineal descent syndrome

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