What is pelvic floor dysfunction?
The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that supports the bladder, uterus, vagina, and rectum and controls bowel and bladder function. Dysfunction of the pelvic floor muscles can cause a variety of problems including incontinence and pain.
Although possible in men, women are most likely to experience pelvic floor dysfunction due to childbirth and aging-related changes. It is most common in women over 50. People often suffer in silence for fear of embarrassment, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
How are pelvic floor disorders treated?
Pelvic floor therapy is the most common treatment option for those suffering from pelvic floor disorders. Most people respond well to therapy and don’t need any further intervention, like surgery.
Bayhealth’s pelvic floor rehabilitation program offers services that address a range of disorders and symptoms. Our licensed and certified professionals work with patients to establish individualized treatment plans with the goal of restoring lifestyle and dignity.
Treatment through Bayhealth’s pelvic floor rehab program may include:
- Manual therapy (myofascial release, joint mobilization etc.)
- Therapeutic exercises
- Neuromuscular electrical stimulation
- Dilator therapy
- Education regarding triggers and modifying activities
Don’t let pelvic floor dysfunction disrupt your life. For more information on Bayhealth’s pelvic floor services, call 302-430-5706 (Sussex) or 302-744-7095 (Kent).