Baptist Health Corbin: Finding Relief with Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
Pelvic floor physical therapy can help with dysfunction, misalignment and pain. Learn how Baptist Health’s pelvic floor specialists can help you.
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy in Lexington, KY, HealthTalks Transcript
Cody McNeely, PT, DPT, PRPC, Pelvic Rehabilitation:
Pelvic floor physical therapy is a type of therapy where we specialize in a group of specific muscles called the pelvic floor muscles. Those muscles lie at the bottom of the pelvis. They are responsible for bowel, bladder and sexual function. We treat a variety of conditions, including issues with incontinence or difficulty voiding the bowel and bladder. We also treat pain in the pelvic area. I also treat women during pregnancy and postpartum.
Seeing a pelvic floor therapist for these issues can really affect a patient’s quality of life. A lot of patients who are coming in with pain or bladder and bowel dysfunction, their lives have been really interrupted. Maybe they’re experiencing some issues related to embarrassment or just not able to participate in their lives the way that they would want to. Working with a therapist, whether that includes manual therapy, exercises, strengthening, [there are] a variety of things that we can do. The ultimate goal is to help patients get back to functioning as optimally as possible in their lives. I feel really fortunate to be here with Baptist and providing this service for not just Lexington, but really a large area in Kentucky.
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