Jackson Healthcare for Women is excited to announce it now offers Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy! Most insurances will cover at least 12 visits per year for this type of treatment, which many women find to improve complications from pelvic floor disorders.

Who Needs Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?

Pelvic floor disorders are common and affect approximately one-quarter of the population. Examples of pelvic floor disorders that may be helped by Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy include pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, and overactive bladder as well as those with urinary urgency, and interstitial cystitis. It may also help obstetric patients, those with pain during intercourse, and those with chronic constipation.

How May Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Help Me?

The goal of pelvic floor physical therapy is to improve the functions of the muscles, joints, and nerves in the pelvic floor. There are 26 muscles that comprise the pelvic floor and they all work together to support your bladder, rectum, and uterus, stabilize your pelvis and spine, assist with sexual function and support bowel and bladder control. If these muscles are too tense or too weak, they can cause pelvic floor dysfunction, pain, and incontinence.

How do I Schedule an Appointment for Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?

The first step would be to speak with your physician about any symptoms you may be experiencing. Upon discussion and further examination, your physician may recommend you see one of our pelvic floor physical therapists. Your physician will help you with your referral and scheduling. As always, you can call the clinic at (601) 936-9190 if you have further questions or choose to schedule later.

What Other Options Are Available for Pelvic Floor Conditions?

If you are suffering from stress urinary incontinence, Bulkamid is another available solution. Bulkamid is a hydrogel made from 97.5% water and 2.5% polyacrylamide. It is a unique, non-absorbent injectable material used to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) primarily in women. Bulkamid has been widely used in Europe since 2007, with more than 25,000 patients treated, and is now available in the United States since receiving FDA clearance in early 2020.

How does Bulkamid work?

Bulkamid is injected into the urethra’s mid-portion through a minimally invasive procedure. It works by adding extra volume to the tissues surrounding the urethra, thereby increasing pressure, and reducing urinary leakage caused by weak or damaged pelvic muscles. The procedure typically takes about 15-30 minutes and can be performed under local anesthesia in an outpatient setting.

Key Benefits of Bulkamid

  • Minimally invasive: Compared to traditional surgical procedures for SUI, Bulkamid is less invasive, resulting in a faster recovery and less downtime.
  • Duration: The effects of the treatment can last up to several years, requiring fewer subsequent procedures compared to other alternatives.
  • Safety: Bulkamid has an excellent safety profile, with few reported side effects and complications.
  • Effectiveness: Clinical studies have shown that Bulkamid can significantly improve urinary continence and overall quality of life for patients with SUI.

For more information on pelvic floor disorders, visit: ACOG Pelvic Floor Disorders.

You may also learn more about Bulkamid at and JHCFW Bulkamid.

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