Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing has women’s health therapists with advanced training in treatment and management for pelvic floor dysfunction and pain, pre-natal and post-natal musculoskeletal care and osteoporosis issues.
Pregnancy back or pelvic pain, varicosity care, pre/post-natal education
Pelvic floor urinary or fecal incontinence
Pelvic floor pain, myalgia or vaginismus
Pelvic floor overactive bladder or urinary urgency and frequency
Neuromuscular reeducation – facilitating the reeducation of movement, balance, coordination, kinesthetic sense, posture and proprioception with or without the use of biofeedback.
Therapeutic Exercises - specific exercises designed to improve coordination of muscles working and relaxing; reduce ROM limitations and manage scar and myofascial restrictions; improve flexibility and improve strength and general conditioning.
Manual therapy - a gentle, hands-on treatment designed to improve joint mobility, relax or extend soft muscle and connective tissue to restore normal mobility and posture.
Back or pelvic supports - to provide pain relief and proper positioning for healing of stressed joints or structures.
Home care program - to optimize the outcomes, we work with the patient to create an individualized home program.
Biofeedback training - EMG sensors used at the perineal muscles, anorectal or vaginal sphincters. EMG is utilized for testing and neuromuscular reeducation to change abnormal responses to more normal patterns by increasing a response, decreasing a response or learning to coordinate two responses more effectively.
Electric Stimulation - for pain alleviation, to promote pain control, muscle function and advance healing.
Potential contraindications to treatment include lack of patient or referring practitioner consent, unstable fractures for spine or pelvis, active pelvic infection, post-op vaginal/rectal surgery or before 6 weeks post-partum.
To Refer a Patient
Women’s Health or Pelvic Floor Dysfunction treatment requires a provider referral for Physical Therapy (PT) to evaluate and treat for the dysfunction and a musculoskeletal diagnosis
Physical Therapy is covered by most health plans, however, maternity supports and EMG sensors are generally not.