Pelvic floor rehabilitation is a type of therapy that focuses mainly on your pelvis and pelvic floor muscles. It helps restore the proper function and shape of your pelvic floor muscles, as those muscles carry out an important role in different bodily activities and functions of internal organs.
Due to daily activities, especially in females, along with pregnancy and delivery, all this might lead to weakness in pelvic floor muscles.
Pelvic floor rehabilitation involves treatment programs that help cure problems related to the pelvic floor. This specialized therapy includes exercises that can help relieve symptoms like pain, discomfort, and disruptions to your quality of life.
How does Pelvic floor rehabilitation help build pelvic muscle strength?
Your care may include:
- Retraining pelvic floor muscles with core and pelvic floor exercises, such as Kegel exercises
- Electrical stimulation to strengthen weak muscles
- Helpful exercises
- Patient education on self-management at home
Pelvic floor physical therapy appointments are usually scheduled every one or two weeks and take about an hour. As your muscles get stronger, you won’t need to come in as often. Patients are usually seen for six visits, but this depends on your care needs.
Once your symptoms are better, we typically do a phone or in-person follow-up after one month. We usually ask you to keep doing the home Kegel exercises on your own.