What is Pelvic Floor Disorder?
The term “pelvic floor” refers to the group of muscles that support the opening of a woman’s pelvis. These muscles and their surrounding connective tissues keep pelvic organs functioning correctly by holding them in place. When these muscles or connective tissues weaken or become injured, a pelvic floor disorder can result. Patients commonly develop pelvic floor issues after childbirth or a hysterectomy, and many are not aware that treatment options are available.
Are you suffering from Pelvic Floor Disorders?
Many patients develop pelvic floor issues after childbirth or hysterectomy and many of them change their lifestyle rather than seek treatment. If you think you are suffering from a pelvic floor disorder, West Boca Medical Center has the resources to provide you with the help you need.
- Urinary and fecal incontinence
- Pain during urination or intercourse
- Urinary urgency and frequency
- Recurrent bladder infections
- Pelvic organ
- Vaginal vault prolapsed
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction
Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Program
West Boca Medical Center’s full continuum of pelvic floor disorder care even includes a unique and highly specialized rehabilitation program. Physicians and physical therapists, which are specifically trained in pelvic floor rehabilitation and women’s health, collaborate to provide individualized evaluation and treatment planning.
West Boca Medical Center offers an array of exercise and strengthening treatments for incontinence and/or pain in the pelvic region. Pelvic floor muscles may become weak, tight or spastic, as a result of disease, surgery, childbirth or other trauma.
Treatment options include:
- Flexibility and strengthening exercises
- Pelvic floor muscle stimulation
- Internal and/or external therapeutic massage and myofascial release
- Postural exercises
- Education in bladder retraining, dietary irritants, anatomy, relaxation techniques and correct diaphragmatic breathing
- Development of an individualized home exercise program
For patients that need surgical intervention, West Boca Medical Center offers minimally invasive pelvic floor surgical techniques, including the advanced da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System
For a physician referral, please call 866-904-WBMC (9262).
Read more about our Pelvic Floor Medicine program led by Dr. Amir Shariati >>