Pelvic Floor Therapy
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Common Pelvic Floor Difficulties
Many women experience pelvic floor difficulties at some point during their lifetime. The medical term for this condition is pelvic floor dysfunction, which simply means the inability to control pelvic floor muscles.
The pelvic floor muscles are important as they allow for urination, movement of bowels, sexual intercourse, and internal organ support. Pelvic floordysfunction can cause urinary incontinence (urge, stress, or mixed), bowel incontinence, painful intercourse, pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, and more.
While these conditions can be embarrassing and uncomfortable, the pelvic floor dysfunction is highly treatable. NTMC’s Pelvic Floor Therapist helps patients strengthen muscles in order to overcome pelvic floor dysfunction.
Conditions We Treat
Our pelvic floor therapist is licensed to serve adult females experiencing a variety of difficulties.
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Pelvic floor weakness
- Difficulty with urination
Our therapist does NOT treat male patients, pediatric patients, pelvic pain, painful intercourse or bowel-related difficulties.
frequently asked questions
What is the Pelvic Floor?
For females, the pelvic floor is the group of muscles and ligaments in the pelvic region that support the bladder, rectum and uterus.
What Causes Pelvic Floor Dysfunction?
There are many causes for this condition.
- Traumatic injury to the pelvic region
- Pelvic surgery
- Nerve damage
- Advancing age
How long does pelvic floor therapy take to work?
Many patients begin to see the benefit of therapy within three to four weeks, while it may take a few months for others.
What is involved with pelvic floor therapy?
The therapist will first meet with you to discuss your condition and take your medical history. A pelvic exam is typically required to gauge muscle strength and determine the best course of treatment. The therapist will then develop a personalized treatment program and provide training on the recommended exercises. Some women may complete most of the exercises at home through a self-care program, while others may need more therapy sessions to treat their condition.
1900 Hospital Blvd
Gainesville, TX 76240
Hours of operation:
Monday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.