Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy at Roswell Ob/Gyn

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy in Atlanta, Alpharetta, Canton and Cumming, GA

Maintaining pelvic floor strength is foundational to a woman’s overall reproductive health. That’s why at Roswell Ob/Gyn, we offer pelvic floor physical therapy services to keep these supportive muscles firm. 

We go beyond primary care to ensure that your reproductive health is always at its peak. With our pelvic floor rehabilitation, our expert team guides you toward enhancing strength, function, and confidence. Whether the weakening is a result of postpartum changes, chronic pelvic pain, or other pelvic floor disorders, our pelvic floor physical therapists will help you achieve better health and well-being. 

Trust in our commitment to your reproductive well-being, and let us help you achieve a firmer pelvic floor.

Who Needs a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist?

Many women experience symptoms that indicate a need for pelvic floor physical therapy, but they might not realize that help is available. Awareness of the symptoms that could indicate pelvic floor disorders is crucial to detecting and addressing them early on. 

You may need to get in touch with a pelvic floor physical therapist if you experience the following symptoms:

  • Discomfort during sexual activity
  • Urinary or fecal incontinence and;
  • Pelvic pain

Pelvic floor rehabilitation can be done to manage those symptoms even as they stand alone. But in some instances, such programs seek to aid those with conditions in which those symptoms persist like:

  • Diastasis recti: Diastasis recti is a condition in which the abdominal muscles separate along the midline. It often occurs after pregnancy but can also result from strenuous activity or aging. It is characterized by a protruding belly or a “flabby” stomach and can weaken core strength and stability.
  • Dyspareunia: Dyspareunia refers to persistent or recurrent pain during sexual intercourse, affecting the vaginal or pelvic regions. This condition can result from various causes, including infections, hormonal deficiencies, or trauma, and often requires medical evaluation and treatment.
  • Vulvodynia: Vulvodynia is a chronic pain condition affecting the vulva, with symptoms that can include burning, stinging, or irritation. The pain can be constant or intermittent and may be triggered by touch or occur spontaneously, making it challenging to diagnose and manage.
  • Postpartum pelvic floor dysfunction: Postpartum pelvic floor dysfunction encompasses a range of issues that occur after childbirth, including urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and pelvic pain. These problems arise due to the weakening or stretching of the pelvic floor muscles during pregnancy and delivery, impacting a new mother’s quality of life and requiring specialized treatment for recovery.

How Physical Therapy for Pelvic Floor Helps

Pelvic floor rehabilitation ultimately aims to strengthen the muscles supporting your pelvic organs. Whether the changes are a result of aging, childbirth, surgery, or other factors, physical therapy for the pelvic floor can help restore your health and confidence, notably by:

  • Improving bladder and rectal control: Since the pelvic floor muscles support the uterus, bladder, and rectum, strengthening it dramatically improves control of urination and defecation. Hence, it is an ideal rehabilitative therapy for those who experience bladder or bowel incontinence.
  • Alleviation of pelvic pain: Pelvic floor rehabilitation can help alleviate chronic pelvic pain by addressing muscle tension and improving circulation in the pelvic region. This therapy can reduce discomfort and improve your quality of life by targeting the root causes of pain.
  • Enhanced sexual health: By strengthening the pelvic floor muscles and improving their function, pelvic floor physical therapy can alleviate discomfort during sexual activity, leading to a more satisfying and pain-free sexual experience.
  • Postpartum recovery: New mothers benefit significantly from pelvic physical therapy as it helps address postpartum pelvic floor dysfunction. Therapy sessions focus on restoring muscle tone and strength, aiding in recovery from childbirth, and reducing symptoms like incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
  • Prevention of future issues: Regular pelvic floor rehabilitation treats existing conditions and helps prevent future problems. Maintaining strong and healthy pelvic floor muscles can reduce the risk of developing issues as you age.

At Roswell Ob/Gyn, we offer comprehensive care tailored to address your specific needs for pelvic floor strengthening. Our experienced specialists are here to guide you through every step of the rehabilitation process, ensuring you receive the best care in a comfortable and private environment.

Our Comprehensive Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Services

At Roswell Ob/Gyn, our pelvic floor physical therapy program is designed to provide comprehensive and personalized care for each patient. Our pelvic floor rehabilitation services include various techniques to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and improve overall function.

  • Pelvic muscle exercises (Kegel Exercises): These exercises are fundamental in physical therapy for the pelvic floor. They help strengthen the supportive muscle group. Our specialists guide you through the proper techniques to maximize the effectiveness of these exercises.
  • Biofeedback: This technique uses sensors to monitor muscle activity, providing real-time feedback to help you understand and improve your pelvic floor muscle control. This tool enables precise strengthening of the pelvic muscles.
  • Electrical stimulation: Electrical stimulation uses gentle electrical currents to activate and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. This therapy can benefit those with significant muscle weakness or coordination issues and boost training efforts.
  • Manual therapy: Our pelvic floor physical therapists are skilled in manual therapy techniques like massage and manipulation, which relieve muscle tension and improve pelvic alignment. We tailor this hands-on approach to your specific needs and conditions.
  • Personalized rehabilitation programs: Every patient’s needs are unique, and our pelvic floor physical therapy program reflects that. Our specialists work with you to develop a bespoke care plan that meets your goals and ensures optimal health outcomes.

By combining these advanced techniques and personalized approaches, Roswell Ob/Gyn’s pelvic floor rehabilitation services offer a comprehensive solution to improving pelvic health. Contact us today to learn more about how our specialized care can benefit you and to schedule your consultation.

What Is The Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Process?

Our pelvic floor rehabilitation program at Roswell Ob/Gyn involves weekly visits to our office for 30-minute muscle training sessions and behavioral education. Each session focuses on strengthening the pelvic floor muscles and improving overall function.

The typical course of treatment for patients with postpartum pelvic floor dysfunction includes 6 to 8 weekly sessions. We understand the needs of new mothers, so babies in car seats or strollers are always welcome to join you during pelvic floor physical therapy appointments.

Ask Us About Our Pelvic Physical Therapy Programs

Take the next step towards a stronger, healthier pelvic floor. Contact us today to learn about our personalized pelvic physical therapy programs. Our expert pelvic floor physical therapists at Roswell Ob/Gyn are dedicated to providing tailored care and comprehensive support to meet your unique needs.

FAQs About Physical Therapy for Pelvic Floor Recovery

The duration of therapy varies based on individual needs, but most patients start to see improvement after 6 to 8 weeks of consistent pelvic floor physical therapy sessions.
Most insurance plans cover pelvic floor rehabilitation. You should check with your insurance provider for specific coverage details related to your plan.
Yes, pelvic floor rehabilitation is highly beneficial for postpartum recovery. It helps restore muscle tone and strength, reducing symptoms like urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse and aids in overall recovery after childbirth.
Preparation for pelvic floor physical therapy is straightforward. Wear comfortable clothing, bring any necessary medical records, and be ready to discuss your symptoms and health history with your therapist.
During a session, your pelvic floor physical therapist will guide you through specific exercises and use techniques like biofeedback and electrical stimulation to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. Each session is tailored to your needs and comfort level.
Absolutely. We understand the challenges of managing postpartum recovery while caring for a newborn. Babies in car seats or strollers are welcome to join you during your pelvic floor physical therapy sessions, ensuring you can receive the care you need without added stress.
Yes, consistent pelvic physical therapy can help maintain strong pelvic floor muscles, reducing the risk of future issues such as incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and chronic pelvic pain. You can support long-term pelvic health by integrating these exercises and techniques into your regular health routine.
Yes, pelvic floor physical therapy is beneficial for women of all ages, from young adults experiencing symptoms like dyspareunia or urinary incontinence to older women dealing with the effects of menopause or chronic pelvic floor dysfunction. Our tailored programs ensure that each patient receives care appropriate to their age and specific health needs.

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Please call our office at 770-751-3600 and we’ll be happy to schedule an appointment for you.
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