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What Conditions Reveal the Need for Pelvic Floor Therapy?

By: USMD Team


The pelvic floor muscles control our bladder and bowel movements while providing much-needed support to the surrounding organs. Unfortunately, these muscles can weaken and cause health concerns like urinary incontinence, painful intercourse, and pelvic organ prolapse.

USMD Hospital at Arlington is proud to offer pelvic floor therapy as a treatment option for women throughout the DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth) metroplex. Our urologists are dedicated to helping you find relief through personalized care.

Visit our physician directory to connect with a specialist and take the next step toward restoring your health. Our Arlington, TX hospital team is proud to provide comprehensive care in a supportive and comfortable environment.

What causes problems with the pelvic floor?

Childbirth, age-related hormonal changes, or even prolonged periods of straining and heavy lifting can all contribute to the weakening of pelvic floor muscles. Women may experience urinary incontinence, a feeling of heaviness in the pelvic area, or discomfort during sexual intercourse. It is important to seek medical care right away before serious complications occur. Advanced solutions like pelvic floor therapy may be able to address these issues.

What conditions can pelvic floor therapy address?

In addition to weakened pelvic floor muscles, pelvic floor therapy can address a variety of other conditions, such as:

  • Anorectal pain
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Coccydynia
  • Constipation
  • Dyspareunia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Osteoporosis
  • Post-pregnancy pain
  • Prenatal pain
  • Prostatitis
  • Pudendal neuralgia
  • Vaginismus
  • Vulvodynia/vestibulodynia
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Sciatica

Urologists frequently recommend pelvic floor therapy because it is an effective, noninvasive treatment for a wide range of issues. Many of our patients across North Texas do not require surgery and may even find relief without medication.

Get help from experienced urologists

USMD Hospital at Arlington is known for providing personalized care for each patient. Our urologists specialize in conditions related to incontinence and pelvic floor disorders, as well as other women's health issues. We take a holistic approach to your care, looking not just at the physical symptoms but also at lifestyle factors that may contribute to your condition.

How does pelvic floor therapy work?

Our urologists begin the treatment process with a thorough evaluation of your condition and symptoms. We then devise a custom plan for moving forward with pelvic floor therapy in Arlington, TX.

Pelvic floor therapy involves manually manipulating the pelvic muscles to reduce pain and improve mobility. Physical therapy is often combined with biofeedback therapy, which uses cutting-edge technology to strengthen the muscles. Supervised exercises are also beneficial to restore functionality to the area.

USMD Hospital at Arlington believes in educating and empowering women to take control of their health. This is why we may also recommend simple lifestyle modifications and home exercises to maintain your progress long-term.

When to expect results from pelvic floor therapy

With proper treatment and continued follow-up care, you should begin to experience relief from symptoms within 4 – 6 weeks of pelvic floor therapy. Remember to follow our instructions closely and be patient with the recovery process. Our urologists can provide a more accurate timeline during your initial health assessment.

Treat your pelvic floor muscles

Weakened pelvic floor muscles can be embarrassing and uncomfortable, but finding relief is possible in Arlington, TX. Visit the physician directory at USMD Hospital at Arlington to learn about pelvic floor therapy and how it can restore your health. Our urologists look forward to helping women throughout the DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth) metroplex regain control of their lives.

USMD Hospital at Arlington is a joint venture with Texas Health Resources and meets the definition under federal law of a physician-owned hospital. Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital. A list of physician owners is available upon request.