LOUISVILLE, Ky. – UofL Health – Frazier Rehabilitation Institute is now offering expanded women’s health services at both the Downtown and UofL Health – Mary & Elizabeth locations. The Women’s Health and Pelvic Floor Therapy program was developed at UofL Health – Medical Center East to offer services for women living with urinary incontinence, urinary urgency, pelvic pain, dysfunctional voiding/defecation and pregnancy-related pain. These services recently became available at the two new locations.
“Urinary incontinence, or involuntary loss of bladder control, are conditions affecting both men and women, no matter their age,” said Julie Lockwood, PT, DPT, Women’s Health Specialist, Frazier Rehabilitation Institute. “Through offering these expanded women’s services, we are able to provide personalized treatments that address muscle weakness and imbalance, spinal and pelvic joint dysfunction and provide guidance related to modifications of activities of daily living.”
The goal of the Pelvic Floor Therapy Services is to reduce or resolve symptoms of urinary incontinence in women through muscle training, in conjunction with bladder retraining. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that pelvic floor disorders affect more than 25 million Americans, and the experience can leave them feeling ashamed, socially isolated and depressed. Recent research has demonstrated the effectiveness of physical therapy in treating the symptoms of urinary incontinence.
Frazier Rehab Institute’s specially trained physical therapist is skilled in evaluating and providing patient-centered treatment in women’s health issues through different stages of life. Common diagnoses treated include:
- Urinary incontinence or urinary urgency
- Dyspareunia/painful intercourse
- Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain/painful urination
- Pelvic pain
- Vaginismus/pelvic muscle tightness
- Vulvodynia/vaginal burning
- Pelvic floor myalgia (muscle pain)/muscle spasm
- Levator ani syndrome
- Pregnancy- and post-pregnancy related issues
- Post-surgical pelvic pain
To learn more about the locations of this program, common diagnoses treated and program features, visit www.uoflhealthnetwork.org/pelvicfloortherapy or call 502.259.6608 to schedule an appointment today.