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Pelvic Floor Disorders

Incontinence affects millions of people at one time or another. Childbirth and menopause sometimes lead to urinary and fecal incontinence in women, but it’s wrong to say that they always do, and men can suffer from these conditions, too.

Pelvic health is not just about urinary incontinence and pelvic pain. It can also be about mobility, sexual health, weight management, hip/joint replacement, and digestive disorders. Irritable bowel syndrome, tailbone fractures, colorectal surgeries and removal of the prostate are factors leading to pelvic floor disorders that cause loss of control.

When an adult loses control of their bladder or bowel functions, it damages self-confidence and independence. A simple day is not so simple anymore.

There are many possible causes, and an equal number of simple and effective treatment options.

Our Program

Physical therapy can help patients regain control, typically, in a once per week program lasting eight weeks. When prescribed by your doctor, your physical therapy should be covered by Medicare and most third party insurance carriers.

Each individual’s program is designed to correct their particular circumstances. Typically, therapies to help pelvic floor disorders include:

  • Evaluation of the sacral and pelvic floor musculature
  • Electromyography (biofeedback) evaluation of the pelvic floor muscles
  • Bladder diary and diet modifications/education
  • Instruction/training of the pelvic floor muscles during lifting and exertion
  • Pelvic Floor muscle re-education/strengthening/training using biofeedback
  • Instruction in proper posture for fecal elimination
  • Electrical stimulation for pelvic floor re-education and strengthening
  • Abdominal stabilization exercises for pelvic girdle support

Like other In Motion physical therapy programs, the pelvic floor disorder program includes a detailed home exercise program with ongoing patient education.

Our Locations

In Motion at High Street
3300 High Street, Suite 1A
Portsmouth, VA 23707
Phone: (757) 673-5689
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In Motion at Portsmouth Boulevard
5553 Portsmouth Blvd
Portsmouth, VA 23701
Phone: (757) 465-7906
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In Motion at Amelia
Amelia Medical Building
885 Kempsville Rd Suite #300
Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: (757) 955-2800
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In Motion at Mary Immaculate
Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital
2 Bernardine Drive
Newport News, VA 23602
Phone: (757) 886-6480
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