As if teenage years aren’t hard enough, it’s also a time where girls can suffer in silence from pelvic floor dysfunction.
This can result in obstruction, incontinence, irritative voiding symptoms and constipation.
Some teens may be under treatment for recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs). Others may have find it difficult to insert a tampon.
In many of these cases, the cause is a tight pelvic floor.
The good news – this is treatable.
Our skilled pelvic floor physical therapists specialize in treating girls from ages 10-19. They work closely with Dr. Mia Swartz, who is the only Northwest urogynecologist treating these conditions in this age group.
Together, this team is equipped to provide conservative treatment techniques, such as:
- integrated manual therapy
- dry needling, where a needle is inserted into the muscle to alleviate pain and reduce muscle tension
- procedural treatments options, such as Botox injections to relax pelvic floor muscles
- neuromodulation, which provides stimulation of the sacral nerve for treatment of pelvic plain and bladder conditions