Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy in Annapolis
The pelvic floor refers to the muscles that support your reproductive and urinary tract, including your bladder, uterus and rectum. These muscles attach to your pelvis, tailbone and sacrum. In addition to providing support, they also help you control bladder and bowel function. When these muscles aren't working properly, they can cause pain and other symptoms that interfere with daily functioning. Physical therapy can help ease pain and associated symptoms, and get you back to normal functioning.
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy in Annapolis MD
Research shows pelvic floor physical therapy is the most effective type of medical treatment to address pain, weakness, and dysfunction of the muscles of the pelvic floor. Pelvic floor PT can help to avoid surgeries like prolapse repair and hysterectomy. The type of therapy prescribed will depend upon the symptoms you're experiencing. Some symptoms will require relaxing and lengthening of the muscles, while others may require strengthening the muscles.
Pelvic floor physical therapy can be used to treat pelvic floor dysfunction and the symptoms often associated with it. Both external and internal assessment, by our qualified physical therapist, are used to determine the best treatment plan for you.. We will not do an internal assessment until you are comfortable. We can often make significant progress by educating you about proper hydration and bathroom habbits. Some symptoms that can be improved with pelvic floor physical therapy are:
- Urinary incontinence
- Urinary frequency
- Urinary urgency
- Painful urination
- Difficulty stopping or starting urinating
- Difficulty fully emptying the bladder
- Pelvic pain
- Genital pain
- Tailbone pain
Call our team at Elevate Life Women's in Annapolis today to schedule an appointment.
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