The involuntary leakage of urine is a common symptom that affects 50% of adult women. A woman’s physical, social and psychological well-being is negatively impacted. Learn more about incontinence and what you can do to help remedy it.
Pelvic Floor Therapy
Pelvic Floor Therapy
Augusta Health Pelvic Floor Therapy offers a supportive environment for women and men struggling with incontinence, constipation, pelvic pain, and more. If you think you could benefit from pelvic floor therapy, talk to your provider about a referral.
What is Pelvic Floor?
Your pelvic floor is a hammock/sling of muscles at the outlet of your pelvis. Your pelvic floor supports your pelvic organs. Your pelvic floor is a hammock/sling of muscles at the outlet of your pelvis. Your pelvic floor supports your pelvic organs. pelvic floor therapy provides a supportive and caring environment to guide you in how to strengthen, relax and coordinate your pelvic floor, core and leg muscles to improve function, pain, urinary or fecal control and regain your life.
Men who undergo a prostatectomy may experience urinary incontinence. Along with pelvic floor therapy, we have a list of resources for men who experience incontinence.
Labor and delivery are considered risk factors for pelvic floor disorders. Vaginal delivery, in particular, is regarded as the most significant risk factor. If you are experiencing discomfort during pregnancy or postpartum, ask your provider for a pelvic floor therapy referral.
Pelvic pain is pain in the lowest part of the stomach area and pelvis. It can refer to symptoms that come from the reproductive, urinary, and digestive systems.
How we get nutrition and how we eliminate waste is usually taken for granted until there is a problem with the system. The digestive system begins at the mouth and ends at the anus. Click for an overview of the parts that make up the digestive system and how each works within this complex system.
Endometriosis is an often painful condition in which tissue that is similar to the inner lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus.
The main symptom of endometriosis is pelvic pain. It’s often linked with menstrual periods. Although many people have cramping during their periods, those with endometriosis often describe menstrual pain that’s far worse than usual. The pain also may become worse over time.