Women’s Health

Meeting the Unique Needs of Women

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction refers to a wide range of issues that occur when the muscles of the pelvic floor are weak, tight, or there is an impairment of the sacroiliac joint, lower back, coccyx, or hip joints. Tissues surrounding the pelvic organs may have increased or decreased sensitivity or irritation resulting in pelvic pain. The condition is more common in women, especially postnatal, but women who have never had children and men can suffer from Pelvic Floor Dysfunction.

Manjusha Malewar, PT, has extensive training and experience in treating Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. Physical therapy improves your quality of life by reducing symptoms such as pain and incontinence.

At Paramount, our specialized treatment programs include:

  • Biofeedback to learn how to relax and coordinate the pelvic floor muscles
  • Bladder and bowel behavior modifications
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Ultrasound
  • Cold laser
  • Exercises
  • Manual Therapy
  • Visceral manipulation
  • Myofascial Muscle Release

Bladder Control Quiz

If you answer yes to one or more of the questions below, please talk to your physician about treatment options today. Urinary incontinence is an uncomfortable topic, but talking is the first step toward getting help and improving your quality of life.

  1. Are you using the bathroom so often it disrupts your day?
  2. Do you find yourself making a mental note of where all the bathrooms are when you enter a building?
  3. Do you find it hard to make it to the bathroom before you have an accident?
  4. Are you using pads or other forms of protection to absorb bladder leaks?
  5. Are you worried that you will leak while sneezing, coughing, lifting heavy objects or even laughing?
  6. Have tampons become too uncomfortable to use or do they fall out?
  7. Are you experiencing pressure or bulging in your vagina, especially after standing for long periods?
  8. Has your urine stream become weak or turned into spray?

Women’s Health may include conditions such as:

  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Sexual Dysfunctions
  • Constipation or straining and pain with bowel movements
  • Unexplained pain in the lower back, pelvis, genitals or rectum
  • Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Pelvic muscle spasms
  • Frequent urination
  • Painful intercourse for women