Pelvic health-pelvic organ prolapse therapy

Also known as: Pelvic organ prolapse therapy

Many women experience a feeling of heaviness, pressure or fullness in their pelvis from loss of support to the uterus, bladder or rectum. This loss of support is known as pelvic organ prolapse and can be associated with low back pain, problems passing urine or stool, and problems with sexual activity. It may be caused by vaginal childbirth, chronic coughing, heavy lifting, constipation or being overweight.

Physical therapy can help relieve your symptoms by using exercises to increase the strength of the pelvic floor muscles (better known as Kegels), improving your bladder and bowel habits, and addressing lifestyle changes that relieve pressure in the pelvis.

Physical therapy may be the only form of treatment, or it may be part of a comprehensive treatment plan.

Don’t be embarrassed

If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these conditions, please contact us. There is no need to suffer in silence. We can help.

After illness, injury or disability, people in our community turn to Providence Rehabilitation Services for help in regaining strength and independence. Last year, Providence Rehabilitation served more than 86,000 adults and children.