The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that support the pelvic organs, which include the bladder, uterus, vagina, small bowel (intestine), and rectum. This particular group of muscles form along the pelvic opening and are in charge of keeping those organs in place.
Pelvic floor weakness occurs when the pelvic muscles become weakened for a variety of reasons. For women, common causes of pelvic floor weakness can be due to pregnancy, childbirth, obesity, trauma, prior surgery, menopause, as well as other factors and conditions.
A weak pelvic floor leads to loss of bladder control, urinary incontinence, and even bowel incontinence. In more severe cases, organs supported by the pelvic floor such as the bladder or uterus can fall down into the vagina. This occurrence is known as a prolapse, where you will notice a distinct bulge in the vagina and struggle with persistent aching.
Pelvic floor therapy involves a variety of treatments to address pelvic weakness and its resulting symptoms. Pelvic floor therapy rehabilitates various urology conditions to help patients improve bladder function.
At New Beginnings Beverly Hills, we offer the leading pelvic floor rehabilitation treatment options. Our urologists specialize in female urology and the treatment of pelvic floor weakness. New Beginnings Beverly Hills urology experts utilize the most advanced techniques and technology to perform all pelvic floor procedures.
Patients will meet with one of our urology specialists for a complete consultation to identify and diagnose symptoms. During this appointment, the doctor will perform a comprehensive physical examination. Urinalysis tests will be performed to pinpoint urological patterns and symptoms. The patient’s medical history will be thoroughly reviewed to confirm the diagnosis. The doctor will prepare a customized treatment plan for the patient based on the condition and doctor’s expertise. The doctor will educate patients on all procedural details during this appointment. Our urologists are dedicated to standing as a resource for patients throughout their care at New Beginnings Beverly Hills.