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Women’s specialized health service

Our Cha Pelvic Health Physical Therapy offers the specialized services for women with pelvic floor disorders. With advanced technology and personalized care plans, our team of compassionate experts helps return women to their quality of life.

 

CONDITIONS TREATED

Urinary incontinence
Fecal incontinence
Urinary retention
Pelvic organ or rectal prolapse
Interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome
Constipation
Post-prostatectomy/reconstructed bladder
Pregnancy and postpartum
Vaginal, penis or rectal muscle spasm or soft tissue tightness
Vulvar and vaginal pain or burning
Abdominal and pelvic girdle pain
Pain with urination or defecation
Testicular and groin pain

PRENATAL DISCOMFORT

Post-Partum Discomfort & Reconditioning
Post-Cesarean section Rehabilitation
Diastasis Recti
Painful Intercourse
Urinary Incontinence
Vaginal Pain
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Low Back/Sacroiliac Joint Pain
Coccyx/Tailbone Pain
Perimenopausal and Menopausal concern
Osteoporosis

PAIN MANAGEMENT

Pelvic floor muscle re-education
Postural stabilization
Manual therapy techniques
Personalized therapeutic exercise
Strength training
Patient education
Behavioral modification
Bladder retraining
Biofeedback
Electrical stimulation
Lymphedema massage
Yoga & Pilates
Nutrition & diet modification
Meditation

TREATMENTS

Perineal biofeedback – computer graphs and audible tones show you the muscles you are exercising. It allows a therapist to measure muscle strength and individualize an exercise program
Rehabilitative ultrasound – evaluates muscle and related soft tissue forms and function during exercise
Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) – a slim needle electrode inserted near the ankle is connected to a battery-powered stimulator. Impulses from the stimulator travel through the needle electrode, along the leg and to the nerves in the pelvis that control bladder function
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)/Interferential (INF) – electrical stimulation for pain relief
Functional electrical muscle stimulation

THERAPIES

Bladder/toilet training
Deferment techniques – learning to hold urine
Pelvic floor relaxation and coordination techniques to decrease urgency and improve bowel/bladder emptying
Electrical stimulation to ease bladder urgency or increase muscle tone
Nutritional and lifestyle counseling
Manual therapy techniques to decrease bladder/bowel urgency, pain and constipation
Home exercise prescriptions for pelvic girdle and abdominal muscles
Electrical stimulation for pain or muscle relaxation
Sexual education and position modification
Postural and movement impairment alterations
Home dilator use
Bracing and taping for pelvic and spinal alignment and pain reduction
Kegel exercises – one of the most common rehabilitation methods, where the patient tightens and relaxes the pelvic floor muscles over and over again, to strengthen the pelvic region. Studies show these techniques reduce both stress and urgency incontinence