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The Women's Health Rehabilitation team at Anne Arundel Medical Center specializes in caring for women of all ages experiencing pelvic pain, incontinence and other pelvic floor issues. We help patients learn more about pelvic health strategies and therapies designed to strengthen and improve pelvic floor muscle function, treating each patient with sensitivity, empathy and compassion.
Using biofeedback and other techniques, our experts help women train their muscles in specific ways to treat various pelvic health concerns. Our specialists employ a holistic approach, incorporating dietary recommendations to assist with incontinence and constipation when appropriate.
For each patient we design an individualized plan of care based on her medical history, unique needs and goals. Treatment options available at our Annapolis, Maryland campus include:
- Biofeedback: Visual and auditory feedback on both the strength of the pelvic floor muscles and their ability to relax at a normal level. Learning how to properly contract and relax these muscles can be vital to recovery.
- Manual techniques: Soft tissue therapy, massage, scar tissue and joint mobilization, Strain-counterstrain and trigger-point release are used to relax tissue, balance muscles and mobilize joints.
- Modalities: Includes ultrasound, electrical stimulation, hot or cold packs and electrical stimulation.
- Education: We can suggest resources to help patients to better understand their condition and treatment.
- Exercise: Stretching and strengthening exercises may be prescribed to decrease pain. We often prescribe a home exercise program to target pelvic floor muscles.
- Behavior modification: Includes pelvic floor contractions for urge control, diet changes, and activities to improve the use of pelvic floor muscles.
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