What is pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation?
Although medications, urethral inserts, pessaries, and surgical intervention are all possible treatments for urinary incontinence, Dr. Starke helps 70-80% of women overcome the problem with pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation (PFMR).
Like other muscles in your body, you can strengthen and retrain your pelvic floor muscles, which support the bladder and control the flow of urine.
PFMR is especially beneficial for stress incontinence and urge incontinence. Other health conditions that improve from PFMR include:
- Urinary frequency
- Frequent night urination
- Fecal incontinence
- Painful sexual intercourse
- Inability to have an orgasm
PFMR combines treatment in the office with home exercises. Pelvic floor stimulation is done in the office using a vaginal or rectal sensor to deliver a mild electrical current that contracts the pelvic floor muscles.
You’ll have one session weekly for about 6-8 sessions. Most women notice an improvement after the first 3-4 sessions.
Don’t continue to suffer from urinary incontinence when effective treatment is available: Call Dr. Starke or use online booking to schedule an appointment.