The intestines and bladder maintain continence in the body, but the urinary or anal sphincters can become damaged causing incontinence. At Missouri Baptist, we provide therapy to restore normal pattern of defecation and urination to treat incontinence or obstructive constipation.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at 314-996-3627 or contact us online.
Pelvic Floor in Women
During pregnancy or child birth, a woman’s levator muscles in the uterus may become damaged, causing pelvic floor. Kegel exercises may help, or further therapy may be required.
At the first therapy session, our patients are given a customized treatment plan for their condition. First, their ability to contract and relax the pelvic floor is measured, followed by their strength and endurance of the rectum and anus. These are measured through:
- Digital assessment of the anal sphincter muscle
- Direct visualization of contraction with anorectal probe
- Electromyographic graphics
Based on their results, our patients may use a variety of therapies, including:
- Establishing a bowel routine
- Changes to your diet
- Stimulation to optimize the pelvic floor muscle strengthening and relaxation
- Instrument based stimulation (in appropriate clients) to optimize pelvic floor muscle strengthening and relaxation
- Pelvic floor exercises