Continence and Pelvic Pain Therapy
The continence and pelvic pain program at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital is the only program in St. Charles County to use innovative biofeedback technology to teach patients how to regain bladder and bowel control.
Patients receive a private, confidential consultation with a physical therapist trained to evaluate and treat pelvic musculature and bladder/bowel dysfunction. The physical therapist provides an evaluation of the patient's medical history and an electronic assessment of pelvic muscle activity. Using biofeedback equipment, comfortable sensors transmit the patient's muscle activity to a computer monitor, dictating where muscle therapy is needed. A personalized therapy program is then prescribed.
If you think you may have urinary incontinence, it is important to get an accurate diagnosis. Once the type of incontinence is determined, your doctor can discuss treatment options. These options may include exercises and therapy to help strengthen muscles, medication or procedures to help stop leakage.
Many times these conditions are associated with pelvic floor muscle control problems. Pain in the tailbone, rectum or vulva; painful penetration; lower back pain and abdominal pain can be helped with this program.
A physician referral is required for these therapy services.