Pelvic health and wellness is not a subject that many women are comfortable speaking about with their physician or even their close friends and family. Sometimes there is embarrassment or fear of the unknown. Statistics show that 1 in every 5 Americans, across all age groups, are currently living with some type of pelvic pain. It is important to remember that you are not alone and there are treatments available that may help you avoid medication, surgery, or significant activity modification. Pelvic Health encompasses more than just pain. It also includes bladder and bowel function, musculoskeletal function, and overall systemic function. An important fact to remember is that “everything is connected”!
A few common clinical diagnoses often treated with Physical Therapy are:
· Stress Incontinence
· Urge Incontinence (Overactive Bladder)
· Mixed Incontinence
Pelvic Organ Prolapse:
· Bladder Prolapse (cystocele)
· Urethral Prolapse (urethrocele)