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Urologic Conditions in Women

Female urological and pelvic health conditions are personal and intimate issues faced by many women. Some women feel embarrassed and isolated by their conditions while others live with these urologic health problems because they don’t know where to turn for help. From incontinence to neurogenic bladders, our female urology specialists focus on restoring your health and quality of life. Our team understands women's’ unique urologic health needs and we focus on providing specialized care for women’s most personal urologic issues.

We treat the following female urologic conditions:

How We Treat Women’s Sexual Health Concerns

Women’s bodies naturally change over time. Women’s reproductive and sexual health needs also change throughout their lives. That’s why we have dedicated specialists addressing these intimate health issues at every stage of a woman’s life.

When a woman experiences any type of sexual dysfunction or intimate health issue, it can be a cause for concern as well as stress. Our women’s sexual health providers understand that restoring sexual function and sensuality is a top priority for an overall higher quality of life.

Women who have concerns about their changing bodies and its effect on their sexual health can turn to us for personalized treatment of vaginal health issues, including:

  • Vaginal atrophy (dryness, itching, burning)
  • Vaginal laxity
  • Pain with sexual intercourse
  • Diminished sexual sensation
  • Genital appearance

Physical Therapy for Women’s Personal Health

Pelvic health physical therapists perform comprehensive physical evaluations and diagnostics to determine the underlying cause of your symptoms so you can receive the proper treatment that will restore function and quality of life for the long term. Physical therapy is often a woman’s first line of defense against pelvic floor disorders and plays a significant part in a woman’s overall treatment plan.

Pelvic health physical therapists are trained to identify and treat the underlying causes of your symptoms. While medications can temporarily mask and/or alleviate symptoms, physical therapy gets to the root cause of your problem.

Physical therapists treat the following women’s health conditions:

Physical therapists can also provide patients with non-surgical treatment for complex conditions including spinal cord injuries, musculoskeletal issues, and patients with neuromuscular disorders including Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.

Physical therapists use a variety of techniques to deliver superior patient care starting with an extensive evaluation of female pelvic floor conditions. These specialists also provide patient education on proper diet, breathing, daily fluid intake, and toileting postures along with instructions on performing pelvic floor muscle exercises properly for optimal results. Manual therapies performed by physical therapists include strain/counterstrain, positional release, scar mobilization, MFR, trigger point releases, fascial releases, neural tension stretching. Other therapies may include electrical stimulation(internal and external), heat/ice, and extensive home education programs.

Female Bladder Conditions

Female bladder conditions affect millions of women every year and can have a negative impact on a woman's quality of life. From urinary incontinence to painful bladder infections, our bladder specialists have the solutions to women's bladder problems.

Learn more about common female bladder conditions and treatment options that have helped many women return to a full life:

How the Urinary System Works

The bladder is a balloon-shaped organ that sits in the pelvis, expanding to hold urine and contracting to release urine. It is supported by pelvic floor muscles that hold the bladder in place. The urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of your body. Sphincter muscles keep the urethra closed and hold the urine in your bladder until the brain sends your body the signal that it’s “time to go.”

When these pelvic floor muscles are strong, the urethra is supported, and no leakage of urine occurs. However, when these sphincter muscles are weak, the urethra is not supported, and urine is allowed to leak.