Myriad options to successfully, conservatively resolve the countless effects of weak pelvic floor muscles

Pelvic floor therapy is often on the front lines of resolving or easing the effects of dysfunction related to the dozens of muscles that comprise the lower pelvis. Since these tissues are responsible for many vital functions, from supporting the bladder and rectum to aiding in sexual function, the symptoms associated with pelvic floor disorders or dysfunction are often distressing and interfere with one’s day-to-day life and quality of life. 

Our team at Alchemy Wellness in Central Austin, Texas, nurtures the many aspects of the “self” that contribute to your overall health and well-being. We may recommend specific exercises or forms of physical therapy as a conservative way of resolving concerns ranging from bladder leakage to chronic pelvic pain and painful sex. 

A sum of many parts

Kegel exercises (“Kegels”) may be advised to stretch and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. These exercises generally involve identifying the muscles, perfecting one’s technique, and holding that technique for a sustained period (such as three seconds on, with three seconds of rest in between). Repeating these exercises at different times during the day is generally advised. Dr. Saima Jehangir will work with you to determine the best routine or action based on your needs and situation. It should be noted that quality matters more than quantity with these and other exercises or stretches. It can be natural to become lax and actually stretch the abdominal muscles or other muscle groups instead. Be sure to focus on the targeted area to support the best results and improvements. 

Of course, Kegels are not the only aspect of pelvic floor therapy. At Alchemy Wellness, we offer a wide range of therapeutic options that get results. These include biofeedback and electrical stimulation. Additionally, numerous factors have been implicated in the development of pelvic floor disorders. It is essential for us to know the underlying source of your specific concerns or changes. We can also employ tactics like lifestyle modifications or behavioral interventions as needed. Here again, treatment is personalized to your unique “story.” We honor your background, history, and other circumstances. 

Call (512) 960-3622 today to schedule your personalized consultation at our office in Austin, TX. Treatment options are as unique as you are!