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What is Pelvic Floor Therapy?

Pelvic floor physical therapy involves strengthening and/or relaxing the muscles of the pelvic floor to help improve core stability and control over urination, bowel movements, and sexual function. 

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Spirit Winds is Your Expert Resource

We offer treatment plans from a certificated specialist in pelvic floor disorders.  Allyn Brown has had extensive training to evaluate and treat the many symptoms of pelvic floor conditions. 

When you arrive at Spirit Winds, you will be greeted and taken to a private meeting room with the therapist.  A review of your medical history and your symptoms will be followed by the creation of a plan for diagnosis and recovery.

You will likely be given a bladder or bowel diary, to help track and discover patterns and behaviors that may be increasing your symptoms.  The therapist will help analyze current issues and plan ways to see improvements to your pelvic health right away.

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Enhance Your Quality of Life and Confidence

Many factors can affect your pelvic floor functionality, and overall your quality of life.  Approximately 32% of women and 16% of men will have at least one pelvic floor disorder in their lifetime.  Many patients don't realize how their daily routines and stresses are affected by pelvic floor health.

 A common pelvic floor problem is urine incontinence or UI.  It is the sudden and strong urge to urinate caused by involuntary contractions of muscles in the bladder wall at inappropriate times.  It is triggered by everyday occurrences such as the sound of running water, drinking cold beverages, or an increase in abdominal pressure.   Many patients are initially unaware that these symptoms do not have to be a part of their daily life, and can be improved in as little as 5-10 visits with a pelvic floor specialist. 

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When Do I Need Pelvic Floor Therapy?

Learn the difference between common and normal.  Although many people of all backgrounds suffer from pelvic floor disorders, not everyone knows how easy it can be to make improvements Here is a list of common symptoms that can be treated: 

 

  • Frequent urination

  • Strong urge to urinate (urgency incontinence)

  • Urine or stool leakage due to movement (stress incontinence)

  • Pain in the pelvis, hip, abdomen, thigh, low back with intercourse

  • Constipation

  • Pregnancy/post-pregnancy pain or incontinence

Allyn Brown, P.T.

Meet Allyn Brown, P.T.
Certificated Specialist at
Spirit Winds

Allyn believes in treating her patients through hands-on therapy, focusing on manual therapy and exercise progression to get her patients back to their prior level of function as quickly, but safely as possible. She enjoys staying as up-to-date on current research as possible to ensure that her patients get the highest level quality of treatment. While her primary focus is to guide her patients to pain-free living through highly individualized treatments, she also takes pride in educating her patients about the mechanism of injury and providing them with the tools and knowledge to manage their injuries and prevent further impairments from occurring in the future. Allyn implements a model focused on whole-person care, understanding that a return to 100% cannot occur without this. Allyn has treated a wide range of patients in regards to age, as well as specialty, treating patients as young as age 4 and mature as 101, with experience in specialties ranging from sport-specific orthopedics to pelvic health. Allyn is eager to guide her patients in the direction toward a pain-free and more active lifestyle to improve their quality of life!

Pelvic Floor Health Video Series

There is Hope.

There is Hope.  It's a message we like to reiterate with all our patients and our community.  Pelvic floor symptoms are no exception.  Please step into our office, virtually, and consider what a few visits with our therapists could do for you.

Part I: Pelvic Floor Therapy at Spirit Winds

Part I: Pelvic Floor Therapy at Spirit Winds
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Part I: Pelvic Floor Therapy at Spirit Winds
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Part I: Pelvic Floor Therapy at Spirit Winds

Part II: Quality of Life
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Part II: Quality of Life

Part III: Understanding Urge Incontinence
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Part III: Understanding Urge Incontinence

There is Hope.

Pelvic floor therapy could help you to regain your confidence, freedom, and pain-free lifestyle.  We have appointments available now, so don't wait, give us a call!