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Pelvic Floor Therapy Specialist

Osceola Gynecology

General Gynecology & Minimally Invasive Surgeries located in Orlando, FL & Kissimmee, FL

If you live with incontinence, pelvic pain, or prolapse, you might benefit from pelvic floor therapy. The team at Osceola Gynecology offers highly personalized pelvic floor therapy appointments on Fridays. Pelvic floor therapy helps rehabilitate and strengthen your pelvic muscles, relieving your symptoms. Call one of the offices in Orlando, Kissimmee, or St. Cloud, Florida, or schedule a consultation online today to discover if pelvic floor therapy is right for you.

Pelvic Floor Therapy Q&A

What is pelvic floor therapy?

Pelvic floor therapy is physical therapy for the muscles comprising your pelvic floor. It includes exercises and internal and external treatments to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. 

Pelvic floor therapy can also address muscle spasms and chronic vaginal pain (known as vulvodynia) that interfere with your sexual health.

Your pelvic floor is the cradle of muscles and connective tissue that support your reproductive organs and urinary tract. The physical stress of pregnancy and childbirth, combined with the hormonal changes of menopause, increases your risk of pelvic floor issues. 

Why would I need pelvic floor therapy?

The providers at Osceola Gynecology include pelvic floor therapy in treatment plans for several conditions, including:

  • Incontinence
  • Problems with bladder or bowel evacuation
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pelvic prolapse
  • Vulvodynia 
  • Painful sex
  • Endometriosis
  • Vaginismus
  • Menopause symptoms

Your provider might also suggest pelvic floor therapy for pregnancy or postpartum wellness. Osceola Gynecology offers pelvic floor therapy to address the underlying cause of these issues for long-lasting and effective relief. 

What happens during pelvic floor therapy?

At Osceola Gynecology, your provider begins with a thorough consultation and conversation about your sexual and overall health. They ask about your symptoms to increase their understanding of your needs. 

While it might feel embarrassing to talk about incontinence or painful sex, this information can help your provider tailor your pelvic floor therapy plan to your specific needs. Together you can work toward a goal of increased wellness, whether it allows you to have a fulfilling sex life or laugh without fear of leaking urine.

Following your consultation and exam, your provider creates a personalized treatment plan which could include internal massage and manipulation, exercises, or stretches. They may use dilators or other devices to heal and restore your pelvic floor.

Your provider might also recommend exercises or therapies for you to practice at home. Practicing these exercises regularly helps maintain your progress between appointments and can help minimize or eliminate your symptoms. 

If you live with painful or embarrassing pelvic health issues, call Osceola Gynecology or make an appointment online today to learn more about pelvic floor therapy and how it can improve your reproductive health.