Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Specialized care and treatment for patients experiencing pelvic organ prolapse.

How can physical therapy help?

Do you sometimes feel pressure/fullness of like there is something falling out of your pelvic floor (vagina or rectum?) Do you notice low back pain that is more prevalent later in the day? Does it feel like there is something physically getting in the way or uncomfortable/painful when you're being intimate with your partner?

The pelvic floor acts as a supportive hammock made up of muscles, ligaments, and tissue to keep your organs inside of you. In cases of dysfunction, there can be too much mobility in the joints and laxity in the muscles which can lead to difficulty performing functional tasks and pain. This condition is called pelvic organ prolapse and can include several different types of prolapse, including:

  • Rectocele
  • Cystocele
  • Enterocele
  • Uterine prolapse

Giving birth has been shown to be a major risk factor for prolapse. In fact, studies have shown that up to 30% of women after giving birth experience some form of prolapse.

Schedule a free consultation with one of our therapists to understand how physical therapy can help improve your health.