Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Some common symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse are:
A feeling of pressure on the vaginal wall or fullness in the lower abdomen
A feeling like “something is falling out of the vagina”
Dyspareunia (pain during intercourse)
Lower back pain
In severe cases tissue may be seen protruding from the vaginal opening.
How can Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Help?
Physical therapy can be instrumental in the relief of the symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse. Our therapists specialize in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction and we work to educate patients on lifestyle changes that can decrease symptoms. We teach patients how to properly perform Kegel exercises. We use biofeedback for the pelvic floor musculature to re-educate and strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor to help support the prolapsed organ. We teach proper posture and body mechanics with lifting and other daily activities to reduce the strain on the pelvic organs. We also work to identify other strength deficits of the lumbopelvic region and lower extremities that may be contributing factors. Once these deficits are identified, patients may be progressed to one on one sessions with our pelvic floor Pilates trained instructors. These interventions help to reduce pain or physical discomfort with daily activities, decrease incontinence, and reduce pain with intercourse. To insure the best possible results, the therapists at Sarton Physical Therapy always spend an hour with each patient during every appointment.
Let our expert Physical Therapists with advanced board certification in pelvic floor physical therapy help. Please contact Sarton Physical Therapy with any questions or to have your patients schedule an appointment.