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Pelvic Floor Program

The Pelvic Floor Program is a multidisciplinary program at Siskin Hospital for patients with pelvic muscle dysfunction. 

This includes those with disorders of the bowel, bladder incontinence and pelvic pain disorders.

Incontinence is not a normal part of aging and many types of incontinence can be helped without medication or invasive intervention. A program of muscle contraction exercises, behavioral strategies and biofeedback are offered to enhance muscle control and reverse inefficient pelvic floor musculature.

Pain disorders can result from dysfunction of the reproductive, urinary, gastrointestinal, neurological, psychological and musculoskeletal systems. A treatment program is designed to restore the movement and function of the pelvis and related structures. Techniques for joint and soft tissue dysfunction include exercise, manual therapy, biofeedback, modalities and education to address muscle weakness and tightness.

This program will be beneficial for those who suffer from:

Incontinence
  • Stress Incontinence
  • Frequency & Urgency
  • Bladder/Sphincter Dyssynergia
  • Post Rectal Prostatectomy Incontinence
  • Over-Active Bladder
  • Enuresis
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Fecal Incontinence
Pelvic Pain
  • Pelvic Floor Tension Syndromes
  • Vulvodynia
  • Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome
  • Vaginismus
  • Coccydynia
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Pudendal Neuralgia
  • Dyspareunia
  • Rectal Pain
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Prenatal
  • Postnatal

How can our expertly-trained and caring staff help?

Through one or a combination of the following:

 

  • Physical Therapy: Various therapeutic techniques are offered to reduce excessive muscular tension, increase the strength and endurance of dysfunctional muscles and address muscular imbalances.
  • Biofeedback Therapy: Biofeedback provides visual or auditory information about the status of muscular activity which helps to facilitate the strengthening and endurance of the affected muscles. This improves control of muscles involved in urination, elimination and pain.
  • Bladder Training: A behavioral method of timed voiding, bladder control training and self monitoring to help reduce accidents.
  • Psychological Intervention: Addresses the issues related to pelvic floor dysfunction and improves pain management skills.

Admission Guidelines:

A physician's referral and prescription are required before therapy can begin. After receiving a referral, a team member will contact the patient to schedule an evaluation.

For additional information, please call 423.634.4260 or email pelvicfloor@siskinrehab.org. Referrals may be faxed to 423.634.4566.