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Pelvic Floor Therapy

If you’re experiencing chronic pelvic pain or problems with bladder control, and you’ve been unable to find relief, the OB/GYNs at Suburban Women’s Specialists can help. Dr. Anthony and Dr. Chua understand the various conditions that lead to pelvic problems. The doctors offer a number of treatments to their patients in Johns Creek, Georgia, including pelvic floor therapy. To explore how pelvic floor therapy can help you, call the office or use the online scheduler to request an appointment.
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Pelvic Floor Therapy Q&A

What is the Pelvic Floor?

Your pelvis houses most of your reproductive organs, as well as the bottom of your gastrointestinal tract. Keeping everything in place is a group of muscles and tissue that stretch from your pubic bone to your tailbone called your pelvic floor. This floor directly supports your bladder and uterus and allows passage for your urethra and bowel.

Because of the support and passage it provides, when something affects your pelvic floor, it can have a widespread impact on your health and create problems such as:

  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Problems with urination and bowel movements
  • Painful sex

These side effects of a malfunctioning pelvic floor are particularly frustrating because of their influence on your physical and mental health, as well as your quality of life.

Why Would I Need Pelvic Floor Therapy?

The main reason why you should turn to pelvic floor therapy is to remedy problems with pelvic health, including:

  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Incontinence
  • Organ prolapse

These conditions are all influenced by your pelvic floor, which is why the OB/GYNs at Suburban Women’s Specialists feel it’s important to address this area as part of your overall treatment plan. Thanks to their thorough knowledge of the female reproductive system, both Drs. Anthony and Chua understand the integral role your pelvic floor plays in maintaining the health of your pelvic organs.

How are Pelvic Floor Problems Evaluated?

During your initial consultation with your OB/GYN at Suburban Women’s Specialists, she first reviews your symptoms and your medical history. If you’re experiencing chronic pelvic pain, the answer may lie in any of the following:

  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic floor tension
  • Postsurgical adhesions
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Pelvic congestion syndrome
  • Psychological issues

Rest assured, your doctor works with you to determine the underlying cause of your problem so you can get started on an appropriate treatment, including pelvic floor therapy.

How Does Pelvic Floor Therapy Work?

If your doctor finds there’s a problem with how your pelvic floor functions, she typically recommends therapy as the main part of your treatment plan. In effect, pelvic floor therapy is simply physical therapy for this group of muscles and includes:

  • Targeted exercises
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)

To learn more about how pelvic floor therapy can restore your quality of life and relieve your pain, call Suburban Women’s Specialists or use the online scheduler to book an appointment.