Pelvic organ prolapse is a common pelvic floor condition that impacts roughly 30% of all women at some point during their lives. The condition can be painful and cause a host of difficult symptoms. Thankfully, there are effective treatment options. In this physical therapy education article, we are going to talk about how physical therapy can help with pelvic organ prolapse.
What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?
Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition in which one or more of the pelvic floor organs (bladder, uterus, rectum, small bowel, vagina) descend out of place. This can be caused by a variety of factors, including: pregnancy, constipation, obesity, cancer, and more. By far the most common cause is childbirth. Here are some of the symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse:
- Difficulty going to the bathroom
- Urinary leakage
- Bulging in the vaginal area
How a Physical Therapist can Help
While major cases of pelvic organ prolapse may require surgery, physical therapy can be a great treatment option for minor cases. Working with a physical therapist after pelvic organ prolapse can help you strengthen the muscles on your pelvic floor and decrease the other symptoms associated with pelvic organ prolapse. Best of all – physical therapy is non-invasive!
Minnesota Physical Therapy Clinics
At OrthoRehab Specialists, we have been providing physical therapy care to Minnesota patients for nearly thirty years. Our Twin Cities physical therapists offer direct access to care in the state of Minnesota. That means you don’t even need a referral to set up your appointment with us. We also have strong standing relationships with hundreds of local providers who continue to refer their patients to us when rehabilitation care is needed. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at one of our Twin Cities clinics – located in Edina and downtown Minneapolis.