Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

For more information, please call 304-526-2411

You’re Not Alone

Do you ever experience a loss of urine when you cough, sneeze or exercise? Do you ever have painful intercourse or pelvic pain? Are you pregnant and experiencing urinary urgency or frequency? More than 20 million women suffer from the consequences of weakened pelvic floor muscles, which can lead to incontinence, prolapse or pelvic floor pain. These are common issues that are treatable and can be helped through pelvic floor rehabilitation.

What is the Pelvic Floor?

image courtesy of the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive and Kidney Diseases

The pelvic floor is the part of your body that’s made up of muscles, ligaments and connective tissues that support the pelvic organs― the bladder, vagina, uterus and rectum. Pelvic floor muscle weakness can lead to incontinence and pelvic prolapse. Problems can become more common with advancing age, but in people of all ages, the pelvic floor can be weakened or become painful due to:

  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Obesity
  • Surgery
  • Heavy lifting
  • Herniated discs in the lower back
  • Medications

What is Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation?

Pelvic floor rehabilitation is evidence-supported, non-invasive therapy that focuses on the muscles of the pelvic floor. The rehab process uses pelvic muscle exercises, also known as Kegel exercises, optimal posture review, core muscle strengthening and biofeedback techniques to retrain and strengthen these muscles so that they are better able to support the pelvic organs and control function. Increased muscle support makes it easier for you to manage conditions like urinary incontinence, pelvic prolapse and pelvic pain.

The Pelvic Health Therapy Center at CHH

Molly J. O’Dell, OTR/L, CDT

Molly J. O’Dell, OTR/L, CDT, is a therapist with specialized, advanced training in pelvic floor rehabilitation. She works closely with each patient and creates a program specifically designed for your personal needs and goals that will help you find your inner strength and get back to doing all the things you love. Care is provided in an atmosphere that allows you to feel comfortable talking about health issues. Services include:

  • Evaluation
  • Pelvic floor education
  • Manual therapy
  • Activities of daily living assessment
  • Biofeedback training
  • Neuromuscular rehabilitation
  • Individualized home program

The Pelvic Health Therapy Center is located in the Balance Center in the Fairfield Building at 1616 13th Avenue in Huntington, WV.

Become a Patient

Physician referral is required. We work with patients and their physicians to quickly and easily take referrals and schedule patients for treatment. Most insurance is accepted, including Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross and commercial insurance.

For more information about the Pelvic Health Therapy Center at Cabell Huntington Hospital, please call 304-526-2411.

  • Last updated: 12/03/2013
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