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Pelvic Floor Exercise Program

Let Dr. Alona Stein, certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner through the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, guide you through a 3-phase program to help strengthen your pelvic floor from the comfort of your home.

She will also address core and glutes, two muscle groups that work together with the pelvic floor for stabilization. This program is safe for both men and women.

What Is Your Pelvic Floor?

The pelvic floor is a set of muscles that support many of your organs. In people with uteruses, it supports the uterus, bladder, and colon. In men, it supports just the bladder and colon. The urethra, the vagina, and the anus are all openings in your pelvic floor.

Pelvic floor muscles are also known as PC muscles or pubococcygeus muscles.

You use these pelvic floor muscles to help control going to the bathroom and some sexual activity.

Symptoms of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Pelvic floor dysfunction is when you have difficulty coordinating your pelvic floor muscles, resulting in issues with urination and defecation (bowel movements), as well as sexual dysfunction and more. Dr. Alona Stein, certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner through the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, will teach you her easy to follow program that may help you if you suffer from pelvic floor disfunction.

The following are common symptoms of pelvic floor dysfuntion:

Causes of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Pelvic floor dysfunction can be genetic. Some people simply have weaker muscles and connective tissue.

However, it can also be caused by other things including:

The most common causes of this condition in women are pregnancy, aging, and being overweight. If you were pregnant and did not deliver your baby vaginally, you can still get pelvic floor dysfunction. This is because pregnancy itself changes your pelvic area, regardless of how you give birth.

Since your nerves control your muscles, people with neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease may also experience pelvic floor issues.

Diagnosis for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

To diagnose pelvic floor dysfunction, your doctor will ask you questions about your health. This will include gathering information about your bowel movements, history of urinary tract infections, and any other conditions that can cause pelvic floor dysfunction. If you are a woman, your doctor may ask you if you have been pregnant, and if you have pain during sex.

Your doctor may perform an internal exam with their fingers, as well as an external exam to see how your muscles are functioning. There are other tests to determine how well your pelvic floor muscles are working. These include:

Treatments for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

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The treatment your doctor may recommend for pelvic floor dysfunction depends on how the condition is for you and the symptoms you have.

Overactive Bladder. If it gives you an overactive bladder, your doctor may recommend Kegel exercises, topical estrogen cream, or prescription drugs to help.

Kegel exercises are when you tighten your pelvic muscles for five seconds and then release them. You can do 10 to 20 repetitions, three or four times a day. This can help strengthen your pubococcygeal muscles.

Fecal incontinence. Your pelvic floor dysfunction can also cause fecal incontinence. This is when the muscles that control your bowel movements don’t work properly, and there is leakage. For this, your doctor might recommend changing your diet, pelvic floor exercises, or surgery to stimulate nerves in the pelvis or tighten the sphincter muscle.

Prolapse. In some cases of pelvic floor dysfunction, prolapse occurs. This is when your rectum or vagina falls out of place because it is no longer properly supported by the pelvic floor muscles. Kegel exercises can help with this, but one of the primary treatments for prolapse is surgery.

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General treatments. In general, treatments for pelvic floor dysfunction include:

You can do pelvic floor exercises to strengthen your muscles regardless of your age or gender. You can also do them whether or not you’ve given birth. If you are planning to become pregnant, or are pregnant now, doing pelvic floor exercises can help prevent dysfunction later.

Desire Wellness offers a Complete Pelvic Floor Exercise Program

You are professionally guided through the program by a trained and experienced professional thru a series of videos and pdfs providing step-by-step instructions guiding you thru each day of the program.

All phases of the program can be done at home and are safe for both men and women.

A questionnaire provides an objective method to track your progress.

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