Organ Prolapse (Cystocele, Rectocele, Urethrocele)
According to research, more than 50% of women suffer from some form of prolapse. Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy is the most efficient, non-invasive method of treatment available with an 80-90% success rate.
Causes of Pelvic Organ Prolapse:Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) can involve dropping of the uterus, bladder, and/or rectum. The prolapse may be due to:
• Chronic Coughing
• Chronic Constipation
• Weak Pelvic Floor
• Heavy Lifting
Patients with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) may experience:
• Pelvic Pressure/Pain
• Low Back Pain
• Discomfort with Intercourse
• Difficulty using personal hygiene products
• Organ protruding out of the vaginal opening
• Urinary frequency/incontinence or inability to empty bladder
• Fecal incontinence or constipation
During Your First Evaluation:Your physical therapist will complete a thorough review of your medical history, and perform a physical examination to identify the causes of your pelvic pain and any joint issues, muscle tightness or weakness, or nerve involvement.
The exam may include:Pelvic girdle screening, soft tissue assessment, visual inspection of the tissues, reflex testing, sensation testing, internal assessment of pelvic floor muscles. Your physical therapist also will determine whether you should be referred to a physician to assist in your interdisciplinary plan of care.
What's The Next Step?
At Pelvic Health Physical Therapy, our certified physical therapists will provide you with a thorough evaluation to determine what the best treatment plan will be for you. We understand how inhibiting prolapse can be, and we want to help get you back to comfortably living your life. We'll help lift all of your physical stresses away!
78 Main Street, Madison, NJ 07940