Written By: Press Release Posted by David Elliott
Published Date: 05-31-2022

Russell Regional Hospital Physical Therapy offers a variety of rehabilitation options for your health improvement.

One of the options available is pelvic floor PT. Pelvic floor therapy is a specialized area of PT that focuses on the rehabilitation of the muscles in the pelvic floor to relieve symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunctions, such as urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, constipation, postpartum pain or low back pain.

Pelvic floor physical therapists are specially trained to treat the muscles, nerves and connective tissues part-of and surrounding the pelvic, lumbar and abdominal regions. Utilizing pelvic floor exercises, manual techniques, and education and resources, pelvic floor therapists work to strengthen and coordinate pelvic floor muscles to help treat associated dysfunctions. The physical therapist will start by taking a thorough medical history and description of current systems. An explanation of relevant anatomy, muscles and organs that may have a role in your symptoms. An evaluation of what may be causing your symptoms by doing an external and/or internal exam when appropriate. Based on evaluation results, the therapist works with your primary care physician or OB/GYN to ensure that the client is getting the care needed and refer to a specialist if necessary.

Alex Mai, RRH Physical Therapist shared, “Prolapse, pain with intercourse,¬†urinary leakage, constipation¬†– I’m here to help you be your best self and feel your best! Pelvic floor physical therapy is a great, nonsurgical option to help manage many pelvic floor dysfunctions and get you back to the things you want to do.”

Expanding into services such as pelvic floor PT offered locally is always a goal at Russell Regional Hospital. Clients not having to leave town to get the services and resources needed and helping the community live a higher quality of life is their calling and desire. For additional information about rehabilitation services or pelvic floor PT, please call 785-483-0740.

(Information courtesy RRH.)