Could Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Help You?

Currently 25% of women in the U.S. report at least one dysfunction of the pelvic floor.  Pelvic Floor Dysfunction can result in many different limitations, from difficulty controlling your bladder or bowels to occasional leakage, and even pain with intercourse or menstrual management.

You don’t have to do this alone. We are experts in pelvic floor rehabilitation. We can help.

Common Symptoms Include:

  • Urinary leakage during jumping/running/laughing/sneezing

  • Urinary leakage when rushing to, or at the sight of the toilet

  • Frequent/Recurrent Constipation

  • Pain with sexual intercourse

  • Pain with menstruation or menstrual management

  • Generalized pelvic pain

  • Low back pain of a non-specific origin

Why You Need A Specialist

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Physical Therapists have undergone specific, advanced training to effectively evaluate, treat and help you manage your pelvic floor dysfunction. Our specialist will assess not only the pelvic floor but your posture, hip and core strength, as well as assess any behavioral components that may be affecting your condition.

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How Will a Specialist Help Me?

Our Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Specialists have many tools at their disposal to help treat the source of your pain and dysfunction. By utilizing many of the following techniques in a treatment plan personalized for you, our physical therapist can assist you in returning to the things you enjoy most!

Pelvic Floor Rehab

Common Techniques Include:

  • Biofeedback for muscle activation

  • Core Stabilization

  • Behavioral management/strategies

  • Electrical stimulation for improved muscle activation and function

  • Postural assessment and treatment

  • Manual techniques to decrease muscle tone and improve normal tissue length

What Our Patients Say

A few years ago, I had successful surgery to correct my uterine/cystocele prolapse condition. During a follow-up check with my Urologist, he discovered that I had developed a rectocele prolapse. This was confirmed by my gynecologist during my next exam. It was strongly suggested by one of my doctors not to resort to surgery to correct this type prolapse, only as a last resort.

So I researched on the internet to learn for myself why my doctor cautioned me against resorting to surgery as a first choice, and questioned my gynecologist as to what other options I could do to help correct the rectocele prolapse situation, other than surgery. It was suggested to try therapy to strengthen my pelvic floor, and I was referred to Onondaga Physical Therapy in Fairmount where I met my therapist, Nora Greeley.

After hearing my history, as well as my concerns with this new prolapse development, Nora worked with me to develop a plan of exercises (including Kegel exercises), as well as what goal(s) I might have in mind by using this course of therapy to treat my condition. Everyone is different, and one of my goals was to not have to worry so much when I traveled away from home, about having “emergency stops” to a restroom. It is easy to make restroom stops when you are in your home territory, but when traveling away from home, you don’t know where the next bathroom might be. I had been in that “emergency situation” before when I was on trips. That was a big concern for me, the fear of being caught, and having no need to make an “emergency restroom stop.”

As I did my exercises over the next few weeks, my condition improved. I learned important tips on how to help void better; with diet and getting plenty of fluids, be more regular in my bowel movements; and how to strengthen the pelvic floor aids in the function of the internal organs it supports.

So far, I am really happy with the results of my pelvic floor therapy, and would strongly suggest this type of therapy to anyone who is experiencing a prolapse issue. I feel confident that with the plan of exercises and tips I have been given, that I will continue to improve and be able to once again enjoy traveling away from home without having the stress of worrying about where the next bathroom may be.

Thank you Nora for your knowledge of my type prolapse condition, and how it can be improved.

Sandra Wiley - Syracuse, NY (2020)