Pelvic Floor Therapy Doctor

Pelvic Floor Therapy Doctor from AZ Urogynecology and Pelvic Health Center

By: AZ Urogynecology and Pelvic Health Center  08/28/2014
Keywords: Bladder, Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Tract

When you have a trusted doctor in Mesa Arizona who is able to help you with your bladder control conditions you know that what the doctor recommends is going to help you get healthier soon! At AZ Urogynecology we have a variety of bladder control treatments that don't require surgery. We also focus on the pelvic floor because the whole system is interlinked. Either way, using physical therapy for your bladder of pelvis are great ways to keep healthy and feel great. The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that attaches to the front, back, and sides of your pelvis and to the tailbone. These muscles support your pelvic organs, including the bladder, uterus and rectum, and wrap around the urethra, vagina and rectum. Coordinated contraction and relaxation of these muscles helps control bladder and bowel function Pelvic floor therapy is a type of physical therapy that focuses on these muscles. Studies have shown benefits of this therapy in patients with urine and bowel leakage, overactive bladder, interstitial cystitis, some types of constipation and obstructed defecation, pelvic floor tension/spasms, pelvic and sexual pain. Our physical therapy program consists of weekly treatment sessions for 8 weeks which can be extended to 12 weeks depending on the severity of each case, each session takes about 45 minutes to an hour. Each session may include a combination of the following techniques: Pelvic floor strengthening exercises: It involves teaching you how to perform the proper pelvic floor muscle exercises. Muscle contractions can be monitored by vaginal and rectal probes and EMG electrodes using computerized equipment to ensure the contractions or the proper group of bladder, rectal and vaginal muscles. Pelvic floor relaxation techniques: This involves teaching relaxation techniques of abnormal spasms of the pelvic floor muscles guided by computerized pressure monitoring of the muscle contraction relaxation cycle. These techniques help in patients with pelvic floor muscle tension, interstitial cystitis, pelvic and sexual pain. Electrical stimulation: stimulates the pelvic floor muscles directly through a small probe inserted into the vagina or rectum. This helps you to be more aware of the specific muscles you need to exercise to get maximal results for bladder and bowel control. This also may help desensitize nerves or even cause muscles to contract and relax. Biofeedback: uses electrodes placed on your body and / or probes inserted in the vagina or rectum to sense how tense or relaxed your pelvic floor muscles are and display the results on a computer screen for you to watch in real time to determine how well you are contracting and relaxing your pelvic floor muscles. Manual therapy: includes external pelvic muscle therapy and internal vaginal therapy involving trigger-point therapy to release tight spots or “knots” especially in patients with cystitis and pelvic pain.

Keywords: Bladder, Bladder Control Problems, Effective Medical Care, Experienced Urologists, Pelvic Floor, Pelvic Floor Therapy, Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Tract, Urological Conditions, Urology Doctors, Urology Specialists

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