The pelvic floor is a collection of muscles, ligaments, and tissues that support the organs in a woman's pelvis including the:
Pelvic floor disorders affect almost half of all women during their lifetime, but they should not be considered a normal part of aging or something that women should “put up with.” Most conditions are highly treatable with therapies that may eliminate both discomfort and inconvenience.
Virtua’s multi-disciplinary Female Pelvic Medicine team is experienced in helping women improve pelvic health, returning to optimal function, comfort and normal activity. They provide diagnostics and comprehensive treatment for pelvic floor disorders ranging from incontinence to organ prolapse to sexual dysfunction and congenital anomalies. The team includes:
- Female Pelvic Medicine specialist physician
- Specialized physical therapists
- Certified yoga specialists
- Registered dietitians
The most common conditions treated are:
- Incontinence, or urinary (and fecal) leakage
- Pelvic organ prolapse, or dropping of pelvic organs
- Pelvic pain
Virtua Female Pelvic Medicine director
- Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA)
Learn about interstitial cystitis (IC), a condition that consists of recurring pelvic pain, pressure, or discomfort in the bladder and pelvic region, often associated with urinary frequency (needing to go often) and urgency (feeling a strong need to go).