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Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Experiencing a sensation of heaviness, feeling a bulge in the vagina, or having frequent thoughts that something feels like it's about to fall out are are all common feelings and thoughts with a pelvic organ prolapse. But don't worry, PT is proven to help!

Why Is This Happening?

The pelvic floor normally supports the pelvic organs which include the bladder, uterus, vagina, small bowel, and rectum. When the pelvic floor lacks the strength to maintain proper support, these pelvic organs begin to weigh down the pelvic floor like a slow dropping anchor. As one or more of these pelvic organs drops down, they begin to descend or prolapse into the vagina or rectum. 

The pelvic floor can lack strength due to pregnancy or become damaged during childbirth. The pelvic floor can also become weak due to chronic constipation or improper intra-abdominal pressure regulation during heavy lifting or intense exercise. 

"Pelvic floor therapy has a 

positive effect on prolapse 

symptoms for women with Pelvic Organ Prolapse"

How Can It Be Helped?

You will work 1:1 with me (a pelvic floor PT) to:

  • Regain strength and coordination to the pelvic floor

  • Learn techniques and optimal breathing strategies to reduce pressure onto the pelvic floor

  • Review healthy bowel habits and develop an appropriate exercise plan 
     

Both in-person and virtual sessions are available options for addressing pelvic floor dysfunction.

Source: Li, C., Gong, Y., & Wang, B. (2016). The efficacy of pelvic floor muscle training for pelvic organ prolapse: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Urogynecology Journal, 27(7), 981-992. doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00192-015-2846-y

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