Pelvic Floor Therapy


Urinary Incontinence (loss of bladder control) is a major quality of life problem that affects more than 17 million Americans. There are several successful treatment options available to decrease or to correct incontinence.

One non-surgical option is Pelvic Floor Therapy. Because bladder problems are often caused by weak pelvic floor muscles, (the muscles surrounding the bladder), muscle rehabilitation may be necessary to achieve bladder control (continence).

Pelvic Floor Therapy is offered exclusively
in the Bloomington, Indiana area at the office of
Doctors Brittain and Mahern.

Office based pelvic floor therapy usually consists of six to eight visits. The initial visit will last about one hour. After simple diagnostic testing it will be determined if you are a candidate for pelvic floor therapy. Repeat sessions will each last about 30-45 minutes and will be scheduled weekly to ensure continuity of treatment.

Learn more about Pelvic Floor Treatment Sessions here.


What Exactly are Pelvic Floor Muscles?

At the bottom of the pelvis, several layers of muscle stretch between your legs. The muscles attach to the front, back, and sides of the pelvic bones. Two pelvic muscles do most of the work. The biggest one stretches like a hammock. The other is shaped like a triangle. These muscles are the same ones that you would use to try to stop the flow of urine.


What Does Exercise and Electrical Stimulation do?

When pelvic floor muscles are weak and the sphincter of the bladder is weak this can lead to urinary incontinence. By learning to use the correct muscles, and working to build the strength of the pelvic floor muscles, sphincter strength is increased.

Learn more about Pelvic Floor Treatment Sessions here.

Dr. Mary Mahern, MD
Dr. Clark Brittain, DO

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