New Pelvic Floor and More Program for Women
05/26/2014

Pelvic Floor dysfunction can be treated in a variety of ways including pelvic floor exercises, relaxation techniques, core strengthening, biofeedback and more.

Online PR News – 26-May-2014 – Beloit, Wisconsin – Beloit Health System is now offering a "Pelvic Floor and More" Women's Health Physical Therapy Program. This program is offered at three clinics: Beloit Clinic, NorthPointe in Roscoe, and Occupational Health, Sports, and Family Medicine Clinic in Beloit. By age 18, one in four women already have a pelvic floor dysfunction. This affects bowel and bladder habits which can be improved with treatment.

The state-licensed therapists, Gina Jay, PT, DPT, WCS (ABPTS Board Certified in Women's Health), Jana Brotherton, PT, DPT, and Shirley Bender, PTA, are specially trained in women's health conditions, including bowel/bladder incontinence including urgency and frequency, pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, prenatal/postpartum conditions, intimacy dysfunction, menopause, and other conditions, including musculoskeletal dysfunctions associated with fibromyalgia and osteoporosis.

The goal of women's health treatment is to normalize muscle function and tone, focusing on strengthening weak muscles, stretching tight muscles, and normalizing scar mobility in order to achieve optimum balance. Women can expect to be part of a team, working with the therapist with a unique individualized exercise and relaxation program based on her individual assessment.

Aside from strengthening and stretching, treatments can include relaxation techniques, soft tissue or scar mobilization, aquatics (prenatal), biofeedback, postural retraining, and core strengthening (including Pilates and Pfilates). Pfilates is pelvic floor pilates focusing on core and floor strengthening exercises.
Patients will be given the tools they need to maintain maximum function once discharged from therapy.

Free 15 minute consultations are available. If you have any questions, please contact:
Beloit Clinic 608-364-2230, Occupational Health, Sports, and Family Medicine 608-365-8660 or NorthPointe Health 815-525-4410.