If you’re experiencing pelvic pain or urinary incontinence, you may want to consider pelvic floor therapy, which is a treatment aimed at improving the function of your pelvic muscles, that helps give you back control of your bladder and the surrounding muscles. Dr. Spencer Kellogg at Women’s Rejuvenation Center of Florida in Miami offers pelvic floor therapy at his practice. If you’re looking for a natural solution to your symptoms, call now to book an appointment.
The pelvic floor refers to the group of muscles, ligaments, and connective tissue that support and hold up the organs in your abdominal cavity, which includes your uterus, vagina, bladder, and rectum.
About 25% of women in the U.S. experience problems with their pelvic floor, which may lead to pelvic floor disorders including:
Treatment for pelvic floor disorders may include behavioral changes such as not straining when you urinate, medications, and pelvic floor therapy.
Pelvic floor therapy is a unique form of physical therapy that uses biofeedback to improve pelvic muscle coordination and alleviate your symptoms. Dr. Kellogg may recommend pelvic floor therapy if you’re experiencing urinary incontinence.
Gaining better control over your pelvic muscles may also improve sexual health and enjoyment.
Pelvic floor therapy may include a number of techniques to help improve your ability to control your pelvic muscles.
Pelvic floor muscle exercises include the contraction and relaxation of the muscle group. These exercises help put you in touch with these muscles while improving strength, function, and coordination.
To improve blood circulation and mobility to your pelvic muscles, your physical therapist may offer manual, or hands-on, therapy with massage and stretching. The stretching provided by the therapist also improves posture, which redistributes some of the weight of your abdominal organs to your abdominal muscles to reduce pressure on your pelvic floor.
Biofeedback is a technique that allows you to see what’s happening with your pelvic muscles when you’re in control. This technique requires a special probe be placed in your vagina so you can view the muscles. If this makes you feel uncomfortable, talk to the therapist or Dr. Kellogg to determine if this is the best treatment option for you.
Electrical stimulation uses a low-voltage electric energy to stimulate your pelvic muscles.
Pelvic floor therapy isn’t a quick fix for pelvic floor disorders and requires patience and persistence. But with time and effort, you will notice a significant improvement in your symptoms.
To learn more about pelvic floor therapy and how it may help you, call Dr. Kellogg’s office, or book an appointment using the convenient online booking tool.