Continence and Pelvic Rehabilitation Therapy
Community Memorial Hospital's rehabilitation staff members have advanced training for continence and pelvic pain rehabilitation. They have established an 85 percent success rate since 1991 for treating patients with pelvic floor muscle dysfunction.
Occupational and physical therapists specially trained in treating patients with pelvic floor muscle dysfunction will design an individualized treatment plan to address your specific needs, including instructions in self-management of your condition. All treatment is provided in a private setting. Individuals most committed to following the program recommendations have the best results.
Your treatment plan may include:
- Comprehensive patient assessment of bowel and bladder habits
- Fluid intake history
- Pelvic floor muscle assessment for strength, endurance and coordination using biofeedback
- Bladder function using Uroflow, a test that measures the flow and force of the urine stream, and a bladder scan, a noninvasive method of assessing bladder volume
- Education of the anatomy of the spine and pelvis
- Education on proper posture and body mechanics
- Therapeutic soft tissue and joint mobilization
- Muscle re-education and strengthening
- Use of pain relieving modalities
- Individualized home instruction/self help strategies
Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
The pelvic floor muscles are skeletal muscles (muscles under voluntary control) that may become weak, tight or spastic as a result of disuse, surgery or trauma, especially in women who are postmenopausal. Pelvic floor rehabilitation includes treatment for women with incontinence or pain in the pelvic region. Our occupational and physical therapists are specially trained to rehabilitate the pelvic floor muscles. After evaluating the patient, the therapist will develop an individual exercise program.