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Physical and occupational therapy is typically associated with the rehabilitation of the arms, legs and back. At Mercy, our therapists are also trained to address the pelvic health of men and women.
The pelvic floor is a group of muscles, ligaments and connective tissues that support the bladder, rectum and other pelvic organs. In women, these muscles also support the uterus and vagina.
When the pelvic floor muscles aren’t working normally, you can experience:
Mercy physical and occupational therapists use strength training, biofeedback, electrical stimulation, manual therapy and behavior modifications to promote pelvic floor health. Therapy may be needed before and after pelvic surgeries such as bladder repair, pelvic reconstruction and prostate surgery. It may also be used as a means of conservative treatment for your pelvic health issues.
We understand how painful, disruptive and embarrassing pelvic, urinary and bowel issues can be. Our therapists will work closely with your physician to develop a personalized treatment plan to improve symptoms and allow you to regain confidence in daily activities.
At Mercy, we offer comprehensive services to diagnose and treat a full range of conditions, including: