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Questions & Answers About Pelvic Floor Therapy

How do I know if Pelvic Floor Therapy will help me?

First you need to have a thorough evaluation to determine what exactly your pelvic floor muscle function is.  There are several things that can be an issue besides weakness that everyone is familiar with.

Does every Pelvic Floor Therapist treat the same way?

No, not at all.  Skill sets and treatment methods vary greatly.  Dr. Blondell utilizes high-tech testing equipment, manual hands-on treatment, electrical stimulation to train muscles, and functional movement to put the body back to work.

Can doing Kegels at traffic lights actually make some pelvic floor conditions worse?

Absolutely!  That is why a detailed evaluation and proper diagnosis is so important.  Kegels are not always the answer and sometimes can be harmful and make a condition worse.

How do I know if I am doing the exercises correctly?

Being seen by Dr. Blondell will ensure you are performing the proper exercises.  She will use a hands-on approach and muscle monitoring with electromyography (EMG).

How long will my treatment take?

Treatment time varies by condition and the bodies response to treatment.  External conditions may contribute and show how much effort and consistency the patient puts into it.

What is Pelvic Floor Therapy?

Pelvic Floor Therapy is a type of physical therapy that aims to improve the function and strength of the pelvic floor muscles.

Who can benefit from Pelvic Floor Therapy?

Anyone with pelvic floor dysfunction, including men and women, can benefit from Pelvic Floor Therapy.

What are the pelvic floor muscles?

The pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles that support the organs in the pelvis, including the bladder, uterus, and rectum.

How long does Pelvic Floor Therapy take?

The length of Pelvic Floor Therapy treatment will vary depending on the individual and the condition being treated. Some people may see improvement after just a few sessions, while others may need several months of treatment.

Can Pelvic Floor Therapy be done at home?

Yes, some Pelvic Floor Therapy exercises can be done at home, but it is important to work with Dr. Blondell to ensure that you are performing them correctly.

Can men benefit from Pelvic Floor Therapy?

Yes, men can benefit from Pelvic Floor Therapy to treat conditions such as urinary incontinence.

What should I expect during a Pelvic Floor Therapy session?

During a Pelvic Floor Therapy session, Dr. Blondell will work with a therapist who will guide you through exercises and techniques to improve the function of your pelvic floor muscles.

How often will I need to attend Pelvic Floor Therapy sessions?

The frequency of Pelvic Floor Therapy sessions will depend on the individual and the condition being treated. 

Is Pelvic Floor Therapy covered by insurance?

Dr. Blondell accepts Medicare.

What should I wear to a Pelvic Floor Therapy session?

Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that allows you to move freely.

Still have questions?

Submit the form below or call 941-271-7575.

Lori Blondell, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Pelvic Floor Specialist in Sarasota & Bradenton

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