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Pelvic Floor Therapy offered at Sabetha Community Hospital


The pelvis is the dynamic link between the spine and upper and lower limbs, transmitting weight and torque of varying speeds and directions from the trunk through the pelvis.

It is important to keep the pelvic musculature strong and perform exercises just like one would for the rest of the body to maintain optimal health. Pelvic floor problems could be the source of low back, hip and/or groin pain.

Physical Therapist Rachel Lemons, DPT, has begun treating patients for pelvic floor issues. This is confidential treatment in a private room with a specialized physical therapist.

This therapy is offered for both males and females and can help in the assessment & treatment of the following:

Urinary urgency or frequency
Urinary incontinence
Constipation
Fetal incontinence
Pelvic pain
Dyspareunia
Conservative pelvic organ prolapse treatment and prevention
Prenatal/post-partum pelvic floor training
Other pelvic floor conditions
Orthopedic conditions of the pelvis, hips, and spine

Treatment techniques include the following:

Education about bladder health and pelvic floor muscles
Pelvic floor muscle strengthening
Behavioral strategies to improve continence
Urge suppression
Toileting strategies
Bladder irritant education
Flexibility and strengthening of accessory muscles
Postural and functional retraining of muscles
Modalities (biofeedback and electrical stimulation)
Soft tissue manual therapy
Instruction for self-treatment and individualized exercise program
Proper body mechanics and lifting techniques
Confidential treatment in a private room with a specialized physical therapist

If you have any questions or think you may need to be seen for pelvic floor issues, contact the Physical Therapy Department at (785) 284-1537.

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