Pelvic Floor Therapy
in Miami, Florida

Nearly a quarter of all women in the US are affected by a pelvic floor disorder and suffer with weakened or injured muscles and connective tissue within the pelvic cavity. If incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse interferes with your daily life, call or make an appointment online today with one of the doctors at My OB/GYN Specialists in Miami.

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Pelvic Floor Therapy Q & A

Your pelvic floor contains a group of muscles that work like a sling to support the organs in your pelvis, including your bladder, uterus, and rectum. You control your bowel and bladder functions by contracting and relaxing these muscles. An inability to do so makes controlling urination and defecation difficult.

Pelvic floor therapy is a conservative approach that focuses on improving the function of your pelvic floor muscles and pelvic girdle to enable them to better support your core, bowel, bladder, and sexual function.

The doctors at My OB/GYN Specialists use pelvic floor therapy to treat a variety of conditions including:

  • Urinary incontinence and urine leakage
  • Pelvic pressure
  • Painful sex
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Endometrial pain
The most common approach taken to pelvic floor therapy is the use of biofeedback. A physical therapist uses sensors to monitor your muscles while you try to relax and contract them. Feedback is then provided to help you work on improving your muscle coordination.

When used during pelvic floor therapy, biofeedback improved more than three-quarters of those affected by pelvic floor disorders.
Along with biofeedback, your physical therapist often recommends relaxation techniques including warm baths, yoga, and other exercises as part of your pelvic floor therapy.

The most common exercise recommended as part of pelvic floor therapy is pretending you to urinate and then holding it. Often referred to as Kegel exercises, these movements cause you to relax and tighten the muscles that control your urine flow.

The doctors at My OB/GYN Specialists also prescribe low-dose muscle relaxers to help you deal with pelvic floor dysfunction.

The doctors at My OB/GYN Specialists use surgery as a last resort and when your pelvic floor dysfunction is the result of rectal prolapse or rectocele. Rectal prolapse occurs when the tissue that lines your rectum falls into your anal opening.

When the end of your rectum pushes through the wall of your vagina, the doctors at My OB/GYN Specialists diagnose you with rectocele as the cause of your pelvic floor dysfunction.

To begin pelvic floor therapy, call or make an appointment online today with one of the doctors at My OB/GYN Specialists in Miami.

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“Dr. Saldana has an excellent personable demeanor which made me feel very comfortable and at ease. I have been searching for a female gynecologist of her caliber and thank goodness I finally met her today.”

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“I had a really great first experience with Dr. Saldana! She is very personal and helps you feel comfortable in what can be an awkward situation. The atmosphere is so inviting and almost feels like you are at the spa. Would highly recommend for those reasons alone”

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“Incredible bedside manners! Dr. Saldana was extremely helpful and understanding with all of my concerns. Not only did she concern herself with what I was at her office for, but also recommended other very helpful guides for my other issues. Rest assured I’m in good professional hands with a wonderful human being. The office personnel was also very delightful.”

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“First time visiting this office and it was very good. Everyone was very kind and helpful. The place was very clean and nice. Doctor Alejandra Ángel took the time to listen to everything I had to say. She answered all my questions and was very professional. The overall experience was excellent. I definitely made the right choice by coming to this new office/doctor.”

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“I truly enjoyed my experience with Dr. Angel. She’s a good listener and took the time to ask me questions about how I was feeling. The office staff is attentive and the place is immaculate. I highly recommend Dr. Angel!”

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“This review is for Dr. Alejandra Angel. She is an amazing doctor. She took good care of me during my pregnancy, was very patient, I never felt rushed during my appointments, she always listened and explained very well any questions that I had. She made my first delivery experience a nice one. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who would like to have a nice and smooth experience. If you are looking for a doctor who genuinely cares about you and your baby, you should look no further. She is the one to go. I really like her and her attitude. She is a great doctor.”

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