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Your Personal Guide to the Pelvic Floor Experts You Need

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Exercising at the gym. Playing with your kids. Strolling on the beach. These are life’s simple joys. But after a baby, when your pelvic floor muscles are too tight or too weak, they can cause incontinence or even pain, preventing you from enjoying the little things. We’re here to help you put a stop to your pelvic discomfort for good. 

Many things can affect your pelvic floor, but one of the most common causes of change or discomfort is childbirth. Contact your women’s health navigator to connect with a pelvic floor expert if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms:

  • Chronic or functional constipation
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Frequent or urgent urination
  • Leaking urine when laughing or coughing
  • Painful urination
  • Pressure and pain in your vagina, bladder, or rectum
  • Unable to fully empty bladder
  • Vaginal bulging

Effective Treatment Options for Pelvic Floor Conditions

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy 

This type of physical therapy specializes in pelvic floor disorders of the bladder, vagina, rectum and pelvis. Urogynecologists often recommend that patients have pelvic floor therapy evaluations and treatment as part of non-surgical management for problems, or to assist and improve surgical outcomes. Our therapists have special pelvic floor therapy training and certifications in biofeedback and electrical stimulation.

Surgical Options

Based on the type and severity of your condition in addition to your overall health, surgical options may be right for you if other treatments have been unsuccessful. There are several safe and effective surgical options for treating incontinence and prolapse that you and your urogynecologist can discuss based on your specific needs. 

Meet Your Women’s Health Navigator

If you’re dealing with pelvic pain or other issues related to birth, your health navigator will help you find the right pelvic floor expert for you. 

Whether you’re concerned about your pelvic health or are seeking a specific treatment, don’t wait to contact us. To learn more or speak with our Women’s Health Navigator, visit HerHealthNavigator.com, or call Call407-720-5191.

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