Treatment for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Your pelvic floor is made up of a group of muscles within the pelvis that support pelvic organs and help control bowel and bladder functions. Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) is a common condition that obstructs your ability to properly control or relax the muscles of your pelvic floor. At Northwest Texas Healthcare System we provide therapy and education to help you better manage your symptoms of PFD.

Possible Causes of PFD 

  • Advanced age
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Frequent urination
  • History of cancer
  • History of sexual abuse or trauma
  • Overuse of pelvic muscles
  • Pelvic, abdominal and some orthopedic surgeries
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Prostate complications
  • Traumatic injuries

Symptoms of PFD

  • Bowel or bladder incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Frequent urinary tract infections
  • Hip, low back, pelvis, tailbone, genital or rectum pain
  • Inability to control passing gas
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Painful urination

Your PFD Treatment Plan

  • Manual therapy
  • Pelvis health education
  • Prevention and self-management techniques
  • Relaxation exercises
  • Stretching and strengthening of your legs, pelvis and trunk muscles

Learn More About Pelvic Floor Therapy

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call 806-351-7045.