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Gateway Road Physical Therapy Clinic

6563 Gateway Road
Columbus, GA 31909

Piedmont Athens Regional Rehabilitation

1199 Prince Avenue
Athens, GA 30655

Piedmont Atlanta Rehabilitation

1968 Peachtree Rd, 77 Building, Level L
Atlanta, GA 30309

Piedmont Atlanta Rehabilitation at Cascade

3699 Cascade Road, Suite C
Atlanta, GA 30331

Piedmont Atlanta Rehabilitation at Vinings

3020 Paces Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30339

Piedmont Columbus Northside Rehabilitation

100 Frist Court
Columbus, GA 31909

Piedmont Fayette Rehabilitation

200 J. Arthur Rank Avenue
Fayetteville, GA 30214

Piedmont Henry Rehabilitation

150 Eagles Springs Court, Suite A
Stockbridge, GA 30281

Piedmont Newnan Rehabilitation

20 Francis Way, Suite 300
Sharpsburg, GA 30277

Piedmont Newton Rehabilitation

5126 Hospital Drive, NW
Covington, GA 30014

Piedmont Rockdale Rehabilitation

1290 Wellbrook Circle
Conyers, GA 30012

Piedmont Walton Rehabilitation

2151 West Spring Street, Suite 100
Monroe, GA 30655

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Pelvic muscles serve to support the pelvic organs, prevent leakage of urine or stool, and provide tone during sexual intercourse. Dysfunction of the pelvic muscles can occur from trauma (i.e. childbirth or surgery), obesity, smoking, and high physical activity. Women and men of all ages may be affected, and are becoming more determined to seek treatment. There are many different forms of pelvic muscle dysfunction, but the most common symptoms include:

  • Incontinence – including stress, urge, mixed and fecal incontinence
  • Constipation – resulting from muscle tightness
  • Pelvic pain or spasms
  • Pressure or discomfort felt in pelvic region especially when sitting

Piedmont rehabilitation offers specially trained physical therapists to care for individuals with pelvic floor weakness, pain or dysfunction.

Pelvic floor dysfunction treatment techniques:

  • Lifting and moving correctly
  • Bracing the pelvic floor muscles when you cough, laugh or sneeze
  • Avoiding common bladder irritants
  • Therapeutic, stretching and relaxation techniques
  • Biofeedback –  instrument that records muscle activity
  • Electrical stimulation – instrument that provides gentle stimulation to either trigger a better muscle contraction or promote muscle relaxation
  • Ultrasound – instrument that promotes blood flow through muscles

Treatment and diagnostic programs vary by location.

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