Pelvic Floor Rehab

A huge number of women are affected by urinary issues and pelvic problems, but nobody talks about it. Skyland PT wants to bring these problems to light and help women return to normal bladder function.

Women are told: This is what happens; deal with it–but there are many things we can do.

Kathie Campbell Beldon, PT, CLT

Skyland PT therapist Kathie BeldonĀ is trained in treating female urinary incontinence. Kathie’s training, through the American Physical Therapy Association, qualifies her to examine, evaluate and treat women suffering from the symptoms of urinary incontinence.

“Just like any other muscle in the body, there are exercises that can strengthen the pelvic floor, but they must be done right,” she said.

“Lots of women know about the Kegel exercise, but are performing it incorrectly. Rehab can facilitate balance between pelvic floor, abdominals, inner thigh, deep rotators of hips and deep back muscles; it’s got to be a symphony, working together.”

Medicine alone is not the best treatment. Clinical Studies show urinary incontinence is best treated with pelvic floor rehabilitation (sometimes in conjunction with medicine) as opposed to medication alone.

Pelvic floor dysfunction causes urinary leakage or incontinence. This simply means that certain muscles are not properly functioning. A woman’s legs, hips, abdominals and back muscles all play a part in the proper function of the pelvic muscles.

It is possible to relieve and sometimes eliminate urinary leakage: we can help! There are many causes of pelvic floor dysfunction: stretching of tissues during childbirth, nerve damage, scar tissue, not getting enough exercise, or getting too much strenuous exercise.

52% of female athletes experienced urine loss with sports or daily activities, according to one study.

Dysfunction in the pelvic floor can cause urinary leakage from normal activities like standing from a chair, lifting, laughing, or sneezing.

You can learn how to properly strengthen pelvic floor muscles and solve urinary incontinence with appropriate physical therapy training.

Learn more about Kathie and call Skyland PT at (828) 277-5763 and ask for an appointment. We accept most forms of insurance and in many cases you do not need a doctor’s referral to see us. Check with your insurance provider to find out if you need a referral.