Pelvic Floor Therapy

Pelvic Floor Therapy

Pelvic floor dysfunction is a common condition where women are unable to correctly relax and coordinate their pelvic floor muscles during urination or bowel movements. The condition is a common source of pelvic pain, pain during sex, urinary incontinence, bowel issues, and other frustrations for women in the US. This is why we offer pelvic floor therapy here at Gynecology Associates of Gwinnett to help women who experience a wide variety of reproductive issues.

In order to accurately diagnose pelvic floor dysfunction, our board-certified gynecologists and licensed nurse practitioners begin by assessing the state of a woman’s reproductive health. This includes any previous issues that may indicate pelvic floor dysfunction. For example, experiencing pain during sex, frequent urinary tract infections, difficulty inserting tampons, and more. We may also perform a pelvic exam. Once a diagnosis is made, we will discuss all available treatment options to determine the best path for each woman we see.

Pelvic floor therapy at Gynecology Associates of Gwinnett can help address several common reproductive health issues that women face including stress urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, pelvic organ prolapse, and more. Sessions are performed in our office with the assistance of the trained pelvic floor therapists at Innovative Healthcare.

For more information or to schedule your first treatment, contact us today.

 

Pelvic Floor Therapy FAQs

How does pelvic floor therapy work?
In some cases, we may utilize biofeedback technology to gauge the strength, contour, and activity of the muscles in the pelvic floor area. Once this information is collected, the patient will begin a regimen of specific exercises designed to encourage relaxation and strengthening of the muscles in this area. In some cases, we may use a massage-like technique known as myofascial release to help stretch the muscles and bones in the pelvic region.

What causes pelvic floor dysfunction?
Although the precise causes of pelvic floor dysfunction are still unknown, there are some known factors to be aware of including traumatic injuries in the pelvic area, pregnancy, pelvic surgery, strain of the pelvic muscles, being overweight, and advanced age.

Can I undergo pelvic floor therapy during my menstrual cycle?
In many cases this will not be a problem. There are many aspects to pelvic floor therapy, both physical and mental, that do not involve intra-vaginal work. We will discuss all of this at the pre-treatment consultation appointment.

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Gynecology Associates of Gwinnett
601 Professional Drive, Suite 330
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046   
Phone: 678.380.1980   
Fax: 678.380.7348

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