Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne offers a comprehensive treatment approach to women's health-related conditions, including urinary incontinence, pre- and post-pregnancy musculoskeletal disorders, pelvic pain, osteoporosis and post mastectomy care.
Urinary incontinence is characterized by an involuntary loss of urine. The problem may become more severe with age, but it is not considered a normal part of aging. The causes vary and may include:
- Pregnancy and childbirth
- Pelvic muscle weakness
Symptoms may include:
- Urine leakage with coughing, sneezing or laughing
- Urgency to urinate whether or not the bladder is full
- Multiple trips to the bathroom day or night
- Fear of not being able to control the bladder
Physical therapy treatments include pelvic floor exercise, biofeedback training, body mechanics education and relaxation techniques.
Pre- and Post-Pregnancy
Weight gain during pregnancy can create changes in the spinal curves, resulting in increased strain on joints. It can also increase stress on the pelvic muscles that support the bladder. Symptoms may include back pain, postural changes and pelvic weakness, including urinary incontinence and swollen legs. Treatment may include exercise, stretching, body mechanics training, and evaluation for a back support or compression stockings.
Pelvic pain is characterized by pain in the abdomen, low back, female genitalia, and bladder. Symptoms may include painful urination or bowel movements; pain during physical activity or sexual intercourse; tender bladder or soft tissues. Treatment may include biofeedback, scar tissue massage, relaxation techniques and exercise.
For more information, call 817-556-4260.