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women’s pelvic health rehabilitation program

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At the Women's Pelvic Health Rehabilitation Program at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, we are committed to providing the most advanced, least invasive treatments for women's pelvic health concerns.  Our specially trained Physical Therapists treat women of all ages who are experiencing urinary incontinence, bowel control problems, pelvic organ prolapse, or pelvic pain.

Questions to ask yourself:

  • Do you leak urine when you sneeze, cough, or exercise?
  • Do you have trouble reaching the toilet in time?
  • Do you urinate more than 6-8 times during the day, or more than 1 time at night?
  • Have you ever lost bowel control? Do you have bowel urgency? Constipation?
  • Do you have pain during or after intercourse?
  • Do you have pain before, during or after urination or bowel movement?

If you answered YES to any of the questions, you may be experiencing pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, and physical therapy may help.

What is pelvic floor muscle dysfunction?

The pelvic floor is comprised of a group of muscles that work together to allow for optimal bladder, bowel and sexual function. When these muscles do not coordinate properly or are weakened, pelvic floor muscle dysfunction may occur. Problems such as incontinence, pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, or difficulties with sexual function may arise.

As experts in musculoskeletal dysfunction, our specially trained Physical Therapists can help you regain control over your pelvic floor muscles.

Have you been diagnosed with:

  • Stress incontinence
  • Urge incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse (cystocele, rectocele, and/or uterine prolapse)
  • Chronic pelvic pain of muscular origin
  • Pain with intercourse (dyspareunia)
  • Anal/fecal incontinence
  • Constipation due to muscle incoordination

Our Women's Pelvic Health therapists can help.

What you can expect:

  • A detailed and individualized evaluation in a private treatment room
  • customized interventions, which may include biofeedback, bladder/bowel retraining, pelvic floor and core rehabilitation, manual therapy, and individualized exercise programs to rehabilitate the pelvic floor muscles
  • periodic reassessment to ensure that your goals are being met

Contact Us

Lutheran General Hospital
Outpatient Rehabiliation Services at Parkside
on the campus of Lutheran General Hospital
1875 Dempster Street Ste, G10
Park Ridge, IL  60068
Call 847.723.7500 to schedule an appointment.

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