Pelvic Health

What do we treat?

Pelvic Pain

Incontinence

Interstitial Cystitis

Pain w/ Intercourse

Menstrual Cramps

Endometriosis/Adenomyosis

Pelvic Pain

Incontinence 

Interstitial Cystitis

Pain w/ Intercourse

Chronic Prostatitis

Penile & Testicular Pain

We also can provide post surgical treatment for pelvic, abdominal, or genital pain

Understanding and Addressing Chronic Pelvic Pain

Many men and women just like you experience chronic pelvic pain.  This causes frustration due to lack of answers to address this condition.  And the lack of knowledge and results surround this condition result in you dealing with symptoms which can range from annoying to debilitating. The practitioners at New You Health and Wellness understand that although the cause of your pelvic pain has not been easily pinpointed, your pain is real. It’s not just in your head. Pelvic pain is complex problem but there are solutions. Your solution is just a phone call away.


Understanding and Addressing Incontinence or Bladder Leakage

25 million Americans experience incontinence but statistics say that only 45% will discuss this issue with their doctor.  Most of these symptoms are experienced by women following childbirth or as they move towards or into menopause but men do experience incontinence as well, oftentimes associated with prostate, bladder, or pelvic floor issues.  

Many with incontinence are taught Kegel exercises via practitioner or a friend.  This is often thought of as the only intervention.  When properly taught Kegel’s can help 55% of the time.  But the problem is a recent study showed that many are not instructed how to perform Kegel’s correctly or are not monitored for their progress.  Thankfully there are many other effective treatment strategies that go over and above our beloved Kegels that are effective long term relief of incontinence symptoms.   No more disturbed sleep from frequent bathroom trips, leakage when coughing, laughing or exercising and no more fear of being too far away from a bathroom.

Chronic Pelvic Pain or Incontinence may be associated with other pelvic conditions including:

  • Painful bladder syndrome or Interstitial Cystitis
  • Endometriosis
  • Chronic bladder infections
  • Pelvic adhesions or scar tissue from a prior abdominal or pelvic surgery
  • Dysmenorrhea, or painful menstrual cramps
  • Levator Ani Syndrome, which causes increased tension of the pelvic floor
  • Vaginismus, or excessive tightness of the pelvic floor muscles around the opening of the vagina in anticipation of pain, especially during sexual intercourse.
  • Prostatitis in Men
  • And believe it or not, low back issues and weak abdominal musculature can contribute too. 
  • We help you address all of these issues with a comprehensive holistic approach.

Treating Chronic Pelvic Pain (more on Incontinence below...)

It is important to have a comprehensive holistic approach to chronic pelvic pain to help ensure any variables are investigated, addressed, or ruled out. You may have been told you have had all the tests or there is nothing else to try but our practitioners at New You Health and Wellness are trained in a holistic approach to help you find solutions..  

Stress Incontinence

  • DO YOU HAVE URINE LEAKAGE WHEN YOU EXERCISE OR WHEN LIFTING OBJECTS OR KIDS UP OFF THE FLOOR?
  • HAVE YOU EVER COUGHED, SNEEZED OR LAUGHED SO HARD THAT YOU LEAKED URINE? 
  • DO YOU HAVE BLADDER CONTROL ISSUES THAT HAVEN’T BEEN RESOLVED WITH PREVIOUS TREATMENT OR THAT YOU HAVE BEEN TOO EMBARRASSED TO TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT?
If you answered yes to one or all of these questions, you are not alone. You may have a common bladder control problem called Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). SUI is the involuntary loss or leakage of urine that occurs during physical activity such as exercise, laughing, coughing and sneezing. The “stress” is added pressure on your bladder. Women who have SUI may have an issue with their pelvic floor muscles that can allow urine to leak when a cough, sneeze or other action puts pressure on the bladder. In fact, 1 in 3 adult women has stress urinary incontinence, which is the most common type of bladder control problem among women. SUI, however, is not just a normal part of aging and can affect women of all ages.

Many women just like you experience chronic pelvic pain causing frustration due to lack of answers to address this condition which can range from debilitating to annoying. The practitioners at New You Health and Wellness understand that although the cause of your pelvic pain may not be easily pinpointed yet, your pain is real. It’s not just in your head. Pelvic pain is complex problem but there are solutions.

Causes of Stress Incontinence

While stress urinary incontinence is more common as women age, it is not caused simply by aging. A number of factors contribute to stress incontinence including…

  • Pregnancy and childbirth, which can stretch, weaken or even damage pelvic floor muscles
  • Neurological conditions that cause damage to the nerves including multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, and spinal cord injuries
  • Obesity
  • Medications, excessive alcohol consumption, and caffeine
  • Menopause, due to changes in hormones
  • Pelvic surgery or radiation treatment

Treatment for Stress Incontinence: Proven Strategies

PHYSICAL THERAPY
The goal of physical therapy for treating stress incontinence symptoms is to assess and treat the pelvic floor muscles so that you can control urine output during everyday activities. 

Your physical therapist will perform a comprehensive exam to evaluate your situation and come up with a treatment approach based on proven research.

Modalities may be used that have been shown to decrease stress incontinence and  have positive effects on confidence and libido as well.

If you have tried Kegel exercises and they didn’t work, that is not uncommon.   There is much more to addressing pelvic floor weakness than Kegels. Your abdominals, hips and other muscle groups can have a significant impact on your ability to use your pelvic floor muscles to prevent incontinence.

At New You Health and Wellness we take a holistic approach to your situation and perform a comprehensive evaluation of your lifestyle and eating plan to address and reverse your symptoms.

A Holistic Approach…
Looking at diet and lifestyle is extremely important when addressing incontinence.  We focus on eliminating triggers that can increase your episodes.  

Modalities:
Softwave therapy has been shown to have a positive effect on accelerating healing by
bringing additional blood flow to the area effected (weak muscles can have poor blood supply) and improve the function of muscles to help restore healthy and effective bladder function.  Studies have shown increased smooth muscle of the bladder following treatment which for many can significantly decrease or eliminate urgency.  

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Musculoskeletal health
Pelvic Health
Sexual Health

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