Women's Health: It's time to Know your Pelvic Floor

If I have heard it once I have heard it a thousand times, “I didn’t know you guys treated that”. We do treat “that”. In pelvic floor physical therapy, also known as women’s health, we get the opportunity to help individuals get their lives back by treating urinary incontinence, bowel incontinence, mild to moderate prolapse, pelvic/vaginal pain, and a host of other conditions that we don’t often talk about around the dinner table. Many of these conditions can be brought about by child birth, menopausal hormone and tissue changes, surgical procedures, and various other traumas to the pelvic floor.

If given a bull horn I would gladly proceed to squawk from the highest roof top, even given that I am terrified of heights, that there is hope for all of the above. Leaking when you laugh isn’t something that has to happen just because you had a baby, hit menopause, or did gymnastics. Pain with intercourse or a pelvic exam at “a certain age” does not have to be normal. Diastasis recti is not a death sentence for your abs just because you had a baby. You do not have to live with those symptoms any longer, because quite often physical therapy can help you meet your goals for a new normal.

If any of the above sounds familiar to you or someone you love send them over to our wonderful staff at TherapyWorks for either a free screen, without a doctor’s script, or a pelvic floor evaluation, doctor’s script needed for most insurances. We would love to help them, or you, get your groove back.

Join us for a free seminar on Tuesday, November 15 at 7:00 at TherapyWorks featuring Dr. Cathy Dahl and Manya Schmidt, APRN of Pelvic Health Specialists.

---Sarah White-Hamilton, DPT of TherapyWorks 1311 Wakarusa Drive, Suite 1000 Lawrence KS 66049 www.therapyworkskansas.com

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