Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Specialist in Chicago IL
If you are experiencing issues with urinary incontinence, bowel movements, or pain, visit Dr. Michelle Trandai OBGYN in Chicago, IL for pelvic floor physical therapy. For more information, call us today or visit us online to book an appointment.
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Pelvic floor physical therapy provides a different approach to pelvic floor therapy. This structured, effective, and safe therapy helps to recondition the pelvic floor muscles. The main goal with pelvic floor physical therapy at Dr. Michelle Trandai OBGYN is to help alleviate any pain by strengthening the function of the pelvic floor muscles. Many patients deal with weakness and dysfunction within the pelvic floor muscles, which is why pelvic floor physical therapy is so important.
During your treatment with Dr. Michelle Trandai OBGYN, she will assess the muscles through the rectum or the vagina, and make any manipulations needed to improve the strength and functioning of your pelvic floor muscles. Either your muscles will be stretched if they are shortened and are contracting, or apply resistance to them if they need their strength improved from being weak and dysfunctional for long periods.
While each individual who undergoes physical therapy for their pelvic floor muscles may differ in their length of treatment. If you decide to continue with Dr. Michelle Trandai OBGYN for your pelvic floor physical therapy, you may be expected to come on average once a week or once every two weeks for 1-3 months.
Dr. Michelle Trandai OBGYN will go over your treatment plan with you and schedule appointments that work for you while meeting your needs. Your success with pelvic floor physical therapy is reliant on how compliant you are with the program.
Many of our patients begin to see positive changes around the two-week mark, this is with consistent work on the patient’s behalf and continued at-home improvements.
Pelvic floor physical therapy may be recommended from your OBGYN or another doctor if you are showing signs of needing rehabilitation due to:
– Urinary incontinence
– Painful urination
– Fecal incontinence
– Severe bladder and bowel movements
– Pain during intercourse or within the genital area
– Pain within the pelvis
– Pain within the hips
– Rectal pain
– Pain in the abdomen
– Pain in the thighs
– Pain in the lower back
– Postpartum pregnancy wellness
– Pregnancy wellness
– Interstitial cystitis
– Testicular pain
– Unexplained pain
Pelvic floor physical therapy targets the pelvic floor muscles as well as the connective tissues and ligaments, all of which work together to help support the pelvic organs and contribute to sexual arousal, orgasms, and bladder/bowel control.
Dr. Michelle Trandai will evaluate to ensure it is indeed your pelvic floor muscles that need physical therapy, often the type of therapy that is recommended will solely rely on the symptoms that are being experienced. For many patients, the treatment plan for pelvic floor physical therapy may include:
– Strengthening or stretching exercises for the legs, trunk, or pelvic muscles
– Relaxation exercises if you have shortened pelvic muscles also known as manual therapy, Dr. Michelle Trandai OBGYN will use hands-on massage and stretching techniques to improve blood circulation, posture, and mobility.
– Provide education on self-management and prevention of pelvic floor issues patients will learn how to contract and relax their pelvic floor muscles concerning other surrounding muscles. They will also learn breathing and timing techniques which will make the exercises more effective.
– Coordination exercises
– Biofeedback on relaxation or strengthening of your pelvic floor muscles this particular technique will help to observe how the pelvic floor muscles begin to work. To complete this, a probe will be inserted into the rectum or vagina, the results from this will be displayed on the physician’s computer screen.
– Modalities that may include ice, electrical stimulation, and/or heat electrical stimulation is the use of low voltage electric currents that will coordinate the contractions within the patients’ muscles, which help to reduce pain and muscle spasms.
If you like to know more about our services or want to talk to our specialist, call us or book an online appointment. We serve patients from Chicago IL, Evanston IL, Ravenswood IL, Uptown IL, Lake View IL, Lincoln Park IL, Buena Park IL, Bowmanville IL, Boystown IL, and Roscoe Village, IL.