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 The Role of Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

        The purpose of pelvic muscle rehabilitation is to assist the patient to recognize the sensation/control of the momentary relaxation of the sphincter/pelvic muscles.  It also serves to re-train the pelvic mechanism to improve efficiency and condition.  The patient can then respond routinely in a coordinated effort to prevent the leakage of stool and/or urine.

         These conditions can affect a person's self esteem, quality of life, and activities for daily living.  There can also be life altering complicatins if untreated.  These are treatable conditions that can be dramatically improved, and many situations can be cured.

  • Anorectal physiology includes all of the following studies that are supervised by the regions only Board Certified/Fellowship Trained Colon and Rectal Surgeons: Anal / Rectal Ultrasound, Anal Electomyography, Rectal Physiologic testing and Manometry.
  • All tests are conveniently performed at one time in the Center for Pelvic Floor Health and Wellness physiology center.  These tests are used, collectively to allow for accurate diagnosis of causative factors and provide a framework for treatment of fecal / urinary incontinence, rectal prolapse, obstructive defecation, constipation, and various fistulas to name a few.
  • In addition we offer Georgia's ONLY Stimulated Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation and Gavanic Therapy with proven outcomes and outstanding patient satisfaction. 

 

Procedure

  Strategically placed probe for the purpose of electrical stimulation to the pelvic floor muscles. This allows reconditioning, coordination, and improved efficiency to correct dysfunctional pelvic floor muscles/mechanisms.

  Treatments along with individual excercise programs will last approximately six to eight weeks or more dependng on improvement.  Sessions are weekly to bi-weekly dependant upon individual improvement.

Most Common Questions Asked

Is it normal to have stool/urine control problems after childbirth or surgery?

  Incontinence can be a consequence of therapy/surgery,childbirth, or the underlying pathology.  However, it is never intended and often unavoidable.  Therefore, no it is not  normal, and the sooner it is addressed the better the chance of sucess. 

 

What is Fecal Incontinence?

   The inability to retain the contents of the bowel or gas until evacuation becomes convenient.

 

What is Urinary Incontinence?

  The inability to retain urine until evacuation becomes convenient. 

What Causes Incontinence?

   Weak pelvic muscles

   Radiation

   Pregnancy or Childbirth

   Medications

   Neurological Conditions

   Physical Stressors/Anxiety

   Infection

   Malignancy

   Surgery

   Constipation

   Menopause

   Diabetes

If you answer yes to any of the following, you may benefit from our services.

          Do you leak urine (even small drops), wet yourself or wet your pad our undergarment when you:

                           Cough or sneeze?

                           Bend down or lift something?

                           Walk quickly, jog or exercise?

                           You are undressing to use the toilet?

                           Leakage before reaching the toilet?

                           Get a sudden, strong need to urinate?

                                

 

 

 

Pelvic Floor / Sphincter Disorders

Incidence/Statistics

  • > 50% of women over the age of 55 suffer from some type of pelvic floor disorder / dysfunction
  • Most Women feel that these disorders are "normal" with aging or childbirth ..... However they are not!!!
  • > 50% of nursing home occupants suffer from some degree of bowel and /  or urinary incontinence
  • 30% of women who suffer from vaginal prolapse also have symptoms related to loss of bowel control
  • Of the women who have had vaginal deliveries   30% suffer from long-standing sphincter damage and progressive loss of bowel control.
  • The single most comon reason for undiagnosed loss of urinary and bowel control is embarrassment. 

Covered by most insurances, referral may be needed depending on your insurance requirements

 

 The Role of Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

        The purpose of pelvic muscle rehabilitation is to assist the patient to recognize the sensation/control of the momentary relaxation of the sphincter/pelvic muscles.  It also serves to re-train the pelvic mechanism to improve efficiency and condition.  The patient can then respond routinely in a coordinated effort to prevent the leakage of stool and/or urine.

         These conditions can affect a person's self esteem, quality of life, and activities for daily living.  There can also be life altering complicatins if untreated.  These are treatable conditions that can be dramatically improved, and many situations can be cured.

The End Result

  • Patients can gain control
  • Increases their freedom
  • Improved self esteem
  • Overall improvement of daily living
  • Dramatic quality of life improvement

Common Seen Pelvic Floor Disorders

  • Fecal Incontinence (Leaking Stool)
  • Urinary Incontinence (Leaking Urine)
  • Anorectal Spasms / Levator Spasm
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Constipation
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Obstructive Defecation (Inability to pass stool or excessive straining chronically)

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