What is Pelvic Floor Therapy?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Generic name: Physical Therapy

Pelvic floor Physical Therapy addresses any disorders involving the pelvic floor muscles including urinary or fecal incontinence, pelvic pain, and pain with intercourse, and provides strength training before and after pelvic surgeries such as bladder repair, pelvic reconstruction, and prostate surgery. Physical therapy uses evidence-based treatment techniques such as strength training, biofeedback, electrical stimulation, manual therapy and behavior changes to promote pelvic floor health.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pelvic pain 3 3
Bladder problems 2 2
Endometriosis 2 2
Interstitial cystitis 2 1
Myofascial pain syndrome 2 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 2
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pelvic Floor Therapy

Side effect Patients
Interstitial cystitis 1
Pain 1
Pain in lower back 1
Pelvic pain 1
Temporary increase in pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Pelvic Floor Therapy

Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 2
30 min weekly 1
120 min weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Pelvic Floor Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 6
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 2
Other 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Expense 1
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Duration

Currently going to Pelvic Floor Therapy

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped going to Pelvic Floor Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 2
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 5
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1 patient evaluation for Pelvic Floor Therapy

Apr 4, 2012 (Started Jan 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pelvic pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: After getting over the initial psychological discomfort with the nature of the treatment I came to look forward to these treatments as they were informative and generally improved my symptoms by an order of 2-3 points (decrease in pain level by 2-3) for up to 3 days.
Cost: $200+ monthly

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