Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pelvic Organ Prolapse Physiotherapy Treatment
At Opal Clinic, we understand that pelvic organ prolapse (POP) can be an uncomfortable and life-altering experience. Our expertly trained physiotherapists are here to help you regain your confidence, muscle strength, and well-being through effective, compassionate, and specialized POP pelvic floor physiotherapy treatments in the Langley location.
What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?
The pelvic floor muscles are part of the body’s core muscles and are designed to support the pelvic organs. A network of muscles, ligaments and connective tissue typically support them. If this support system is weakened or damaged due to childbirth, age, or other causes, the pelvic floor muscles may be unable to hold up the pelvic organs.
A pelvic organ prolapse occurs when pelvic organs such as the bladder, uterus and rectum descend from their normal position to one or more levels below where they are normally located due to pressure and muscle incompetence.
Types of pelvic organ prolpase
- Uterine prolapse is characterized by the descent of the uterus into or beyond the vaginal canal.
- Cystocele: a bladder condition in which the bladder bulges or protrudes into the vaginal space.
- Urethrocele: a bulge of the female urethra into the vaginal wall.
- Rectocele: a condition in which the back wall of the vagina, which is the rectum, bulges into the vagina.
- Enterocele: a hernia of the small intestine into the vagina.
Symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse
Common symptoms can include one or more. The three most common symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse are
- Vaginal pressure and heaviness
- Urinary incontinence
Also, additional symptoms of prolapse can include:
- Difficulty emptying the bowel and bladder adequately
- Discomfort during sexual intercourse
- Urinary tract infections
- Prolapse symptoms increased with activities and reduced with rest or laying down.
Why Choose Opal Physio for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Treatment in Langley?
Individualized treatment plans: Our experienced physiotherapists will work closely with you to develop a customized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and goals.
Expertise and experience: Our team of certified physiotherapists has extensive training and experience in treating pelvic organ prolapse, ensuring you receive the highest quality care possible.
Equipped facility: Our modern and comfortable Langley clinic has the latest tools and technologies to help you achieve the best possible results.
Holistic approach: We believe in a thorough approach to treating pelvic organ prolapse, incorporating physical therapy, lifestyle modifications, and patient education to optimize your recovery.
Compassionate care: At Opal Physio, we truly care about your well-being and are committed to providing a supportive and encouraging environment throughout your treatment journey.
Our pelvic organ prolapse physiotherapy services
Our expert team at Opal Physio Langley will guide you through various evidence-based treatments to help you regain control over your pelvic floor muscles and alleviate the symptoms associated with pelvic organ prolapse. Our services include:
Pelvic Floor Muscle Training: Our physiotherapists will teach you how to locate, strengthen, and control your pelvic floor muscles through specific exercises.
Biofeedback: This technology helps you visualize your pelvic floor muscle contractions in real time, allowing you to understand better and control these muscles.
Manual therapy and hands-on approach: Our skilled physiotherapists use hands-on techniques to manipulate and mobilize the pelvic floor muscles and surrounding tissues, helping to alleviate discomfort and improve function.
Patient education: We provide comprehensive education on pelvic floor anatomy, the causes of pelvic organ prolapse, and lifestyle modifications to help you improve and manage your condition.
Post-treatment support: Our commitment to your well-being extends beyond your treatment sessions. We provide ongoing support and resources to help you maintain progress and prevent future pelvic floor issues.
Take the First Step Towards a Healthier, Happier You
Even if you are considering surgery, it is essential to address the risk factors that caused your prolapse in the first place. Pelvic floor strength training and learning about exercises, correct body mechanics, and safe training techniques are essential to surgical success. It is also important to see a pelvic floor physiotherapist after prolapse surgery as some women may still experience a recurrence of prolpase symptoms post-surgical.
Don’t let pelvic organ prolapse prevent you from living your best life. With our dedicated physiotherapists’ expert care and guidance, you can regain control of your pelvic floor and enjoy a higher quality of life. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation and begin your journey toward better pelvic health.