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Urogenital and Pelvic Organ Prolapse
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“Urogenital prolapse occurs when there is weakness in the supporting structures of the pelvic floor allowing the pelvic viscera to descend and ultimately fall through the anatomical defect.”

- Bo, Kari, Berghmans, Bary, Morkved, Siv, Van Kampen, Marijke, Evidence-Based Physical Therapy for the Pelvic Floor, Elsevier Ltd., 2007.

There are five main types of pelvic organ prolapse (sometimes referred to as urogenital prolapse) that we see:

  1. Urethrocele: prolapse of the lower anterior wall involving the urethra.
  2. Cystocele: prolapse of the upper anterior vaginal wall involving the bladder.
  3. Uterovaginal prolapse: prolapse of the uterus, cervix and upper vagina.
  4. Enterocele: prolapse of the upper posterior wall of the vagina usually containing the small bowel.
  5. Rectocele: prolapse of the lower posterior wall of the vagina involving the anterior wall of the rectum.

Treatments for pelvic organ prolapse that we offer in our office include:

  • Pessary Fittings: Pessaries are supportive devices that help reduce the discomfort and/or incontinence that often accompanies pelvic organ prolapse
  • Strength Training: identifying your weaknesses during our initial visit and developing a specific strength program to address them
  • Functional Training: this includes advancing strength and coordination issues that were identified at your initial visit, and incorporating these movements into your daily activities
  • Manual Therapy: Not all muscles need to be strengthened right away, even when there are apparent weaknesses. Our physical therapists will determine if there are any short or tight muscles that are affecting your ability to fully contract and strengthen your pelvic floor, and the surrounding muscles that help support their function
  • Biofeedback: this modality can be helpful for patients that have a difficult time 'locating' their pelvic floor. A biofeedback machine gives you visual input in 'real-time' on the performance of your pelvic floor muscle contractions, relaxation and overall coordination.
  • Electrical Stimulation: Sometimes your muscles need a boost, and using electrical stimulation as a painfree modality to help you further 'locate' and strengthen your pelvic floor muscles.

View the full size PDF of the sheet to the right here.

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Testimonial by Rosanna R., age 35

Heather has affected my life in the MOST POSITIVE way and I am forever grateful. My husband refers to her as the "sex doctor" so you can only imagine how happy he is with my therapy outcome.

After the birth of my son I suffered from "Vaginismus", however, at the time I just thought I was broken. My "broken vagina" affected me physically but it was an emotional struggle as well. Many women in my life also suffered with pain from sex after their babies were born so I knew I wasn't alone. They told me they "just got used to it" but I couldn't see myself living that way.

Sex wasn't just painful, it was literally impossible - IT DIDNT FIT!

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Testimonial by S.H., age 24

I just wanted to thank you for everything you've done for me for the past 19 months. I literally could not have reached my goals without you and your practice. You gave me the courage to keep moving forth with my treatment no matter how afraid and anxious I was. You were always there to answer questions and made this whole process so much easier than I expected it to be.

It's because of you that my marriage is on the right track, that I can get pregnant and that this part of my life is finally over. I really feel that Fusion Wellness is a team of people you can call family and are there to root for you and cheer you on until you reach your goals. There is nothing better than knowing I accomplished this with you guys by my side and as calmly and patiently as I needed. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for always being there and helping me reach my goals.

S.H., age 24

Testimonial by R.M., Age 40

I can’t speak highly enough of the theapists at Femina Physical Therapy and how much they have helped me grow, discover, and love my body. I had had painful sex for my entire life, and didn’t know that there was anything that could be done about it. It was at the point where my husband and I were not having sex for MONTHs, because it was just too frustrating, and I hated feeling like I was the ONLY woman out there who had this problem, especially at my age. I finally brought it up to my doctor because I was turning 40 and my husband and I were barely having enough sex to conceive. And she brought up pelvic floor, PT. I didn’t even know this was a “thing”.

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Testimonial by R.S.

I wanted to thank you so much for helping me get through something I thought I may never be able to. We have achieved pain-free intercourse and this has really solidified our marriage. We are so grateful to you for all the work you do! Thank you!!

-- R.S.

Testimonial by Carolina J.

I had tried Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy before (with another PT) and I had a really bad (painful) experience. A friend of mine and fellow patient, told me about Heather, Laureen and Femina PT (née Fusion Wellness & Physical Therapy) and I decided to try again. I am so happy I did! Femina PT have, literally, changed my life. I was able to do again things I couldn't do for over 10 years!! Their bedside manners are impeccable, their knowledge and understanding make me feel comfortable to recommend this place to anyone in pain. Specially if you have Endometriosis. 100% recommended!!

-- Carolina J., 12/28/16 via Yelp!

Testimonial by P.M.

I was hopeful but frankly skeptical when the doctor treating me for Interstitial Cystitis recommended that I go to Heather for physical therapy. Medication and diet helped control my IC symptoms, but I had never heard of physical therapy being used to treat IC. The education and treatment I received from Heather was a revelation. She explained that the pain I experienced with IC had helped create a cycle of muscle guarding which affected the entire pelvic area. I had no idea of the amount of tension being held there. No wonder my husband and I had not been able to have sexual intercourse for years!

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