Pelvic Muscle Rehabiliation / Incontinence

Pelvic Muscle Rehabilitation / Incontinence

Many Americans experience symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction and yet do not know specialized treatment is available.  The Pelvic Floor is the area between the pubic bone and the tailbone.  It supports the abdominal and pelvic organs, controlling bladder, bowel and sexual activity.  Pelvic dysfunctions are not just a women’s disorder – men and children experience it, too.

Common pelvic floor conditions refer to a wide range of problems caused by variations in muscle strength and tension, joint impairments, sensitivity or irritation resulting in pelvic pain or dysfunction.  The condition may be due to pregnancy (prenatal and postnatal) or childbirth, infections, trauma or other circumstances.  Common symptoms include:

  • pelvic pain & dysfunction
  • sciatica (nerve pain from hips down through the legs)
  • incontinence / leaking  (urinary & fecal)
  • pubic bone pain
  • back pain
  • painful intercourse

Allied providers are local experts in pelvic care, often performing the following tests & treatments:

  • Testing (cystoscopy, urodynamic testing, electrodiagnostic testing, etc.)
  • Medication
  • Surgery
  • Therapy (e.g. myofacial therapy, pelvic muscle training, relaxation techniques, etc.)
  • Biofeedback, electrical stimulation, & transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
  • Cold laser, heat and cold therapy

If you experience any symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction or just have questions, you are not alone.  There are solutions.  Call our providers today.

Providers

Allied Physical Therapy
Melissa Gutierrez, PT

General & Vascular Surgery
Edward Delle Donne, MD, FACS  (Fecal Incontinence)

Michiana Obstetrics & Gynecology
Jessica M. Basham, MD
Janelle Blickensderfer, DO, FACOOG
Allen R. Clark, MD, FACOG
Daniel Czarnecki, MD, FACOG
Dayna Cox, MD, FACOG
Thalia R. Pachiyannakis, MD
Rajendra Shah, MD, FACOG
Sloan Shah, MD, FACOG

ObGyn Associates of Northern Indiana
Sara Baumgartner, MD
Tracy Byrne, MD, FACOG
Leonard R. Ferguson, MD, FACOG
Melanie Goldschmidt, DO
Erin Krizman, MD
Kelly W. McGuire, MD, FACOG
Zhiquan Zhao, MD, FACOG

For providers who also treat male and female urinary incontinence see Urology.