Pelvic floor muscle therapy can help you strengthen your pelvic floor muscles with the guidance and support of a highly qualified expert. At his private practice in Pembroke Pines, Florida, gynecologist Emilio Juncosa, MD, FACOG and his gifted women’s health professionals provide pelvic floor muscle therapy to help with a range of conditions, such as urinary incontinence. Implementing the right strategic exercises and healthy lifestyle changes can be life-changing. To inquire about pelvic floor muscle therapy, call Emilio Juncosa, MD, FACOG or use the online scheduling tool.
The pelvic floor muscles can become weak or stretch for several reasons, such as childbirth, menopause, or trauma. Certain medical conditions and hormonal fluctuations might also play a role and cause inflammation and general weakness in the pelvic floor area.
Pelvic floor muscle therapy refers to a specific type of physical therapy and exercise training designed to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor. These muscles support the pelvic organs, assist in bladder and bowel control, and contribute to sexual orgasm and arousal.
For women, weak or stretched pelvic floor muscles can contribute to a whole host of health problems, including urinary incontinence, chronic pelvic pain, and painful intercourse.
Pelvic floor muscle therapy involves the expert guidance and assistance of a qualified pelvic floor muscle therapist with knowledge and expertise in strengthening the muscles under the uterus, bladder, and bowel (large intestine).
Many pelvic floor exercises involve you relaxing and tightening the muscles that control your urine flow. It’s important you know the right muscles to tighten and perform the exercises properly, as instructed by your pelvic floor muscle specialist at the practice of Emilio Juncosa, MD, so you don’t damage, tear, overuse, or stretch your muscles. Carefully following their instructions and guidance also ensures you’re getting the most benefit out of your pelvic floor muscle therapy.
It’s also important that you keep certain muscles, such as your abdominal and thigh muscles, relaxed while you’re performing pelvic floor muscle exercises. The focus should be on your pelvic floor muscles.
You’ll likely be performing different exercises both at home and with your specialist. Most people prefer to perform the exercises while sitting in a chair or lying down.
In some cases, pelvic floor muscle therapy might also incorporate other tools and techniques, such as biofeedback, electrical stimulation, or manual therapy and hands-on massage or stretching to help with mobility, blood circulation, and posture.
Pelvic floor muscle therapy also involves education, where you can learn more about pelvic anatomy. In some cases, Emilio Juncosa, MD, might suggest the use of vaginal dilators, tube-shaped plastic devices, to help women learn to relax the pelvic muscles.
Emilio Juncosa, MD, FACOG provides pelvic floor muscle therapy due to the many benefits, such as:
If you’re interested in the many benefits of pelvic floor muscle therapy, schedule via the web, or call Emilio Juncosa, MD, FACOG today.