Prolapse (Cystocele, Rectocele, Urethrocele)

According to research, more than 50% of women suffer from some form of prolapse. Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy is the most efficient, non-invasive method of treatment available with an 80-90% success rate.

Causes of POP

Pelvic Organ prolapse can involve dropping of the uterus, bladder, and/or rectum. The prolapse may be due to:

  • Childbirth
  • Aging
  • Chronic Coughing
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Weak Pelvic Floor
  • Heavy Lifting
  • Surgery
  • Patients with POP may experience:
  • Pelvic Pressure/Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Discomfort with Intercourse
  • Difficulty using personal hygiene products
  • Organ protruding out of the vaginal opening
  • Urinary frequency/incontinence or inability to empty bladder
  • Fecal incontinence or constipation

During Your First Evaluation:

Your physical therapist will complete a thorough review of your medical history, and perform a physical examination to identify the causes of your pelvic pain and any joint issues, muscle tightness or weakness, or nerve involvement

The exam may include:

Pelvic girdle screening, Soft tissue assessment, Visual inspection of the tissues, Reflex testing, Sensation testing, Internal assessment of pelvic floor muscles.

Your physical therapist also will determine whether you should be referred to a physician to assist in your interdisciplinary plan of care.

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