Pelvic Health Institute

Treatment Options

Medications

There are several medications to choose from. Your physician will work with you in determining which one is the most affordable that works for your after a thorough history and exam. These are just a few:

  • Detrol
  • Ditropan
  • Oxytrol
  • Sanctura
  • Myrbetriq
  • Vesicare
  • Enablex
  • Oxybutynin

Pessary

Pessaries are a non-surgical devices that can sometimes be used for pelvic organ prolapse (POP). They are placed in the vagina like a diaphragm. Like a pair of shoes, women have to be fitted to find the one that will be the most comfortable and work out best for her. These are fitted during an exam by your physician and women can be taught to insert and remove as a part of her daily routine. When this is not possible, you can follow up with your physician 4-6 times a year for an exam and cleaning.

Lifestyle and Behavior Changes 

By working on just a few simple lifestyle changes, it is possible that you can improve urinary urgency and incontinence issues:

  • Avoid bladder irritants, such as caffeine, citrus juices, and artificial sweeteners
  • Perform exercises
  • Manage your fluid intake
  • Weight loss

Physical Therapy

Our Pelvic Health Physical Therapist puts together individualized treatment plans for your specific needs. Some the diagnoses we treat include:

  • Incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Sexual dysfunctions
  • Pain syndromes
  • Prenatal & Postpartum
  • Oncology

Treatment methods include:

  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Postural re-education
  • Manual therapy
  • EMG/Biofeedback
  • Pelvic Floor E-Stim
  • Behavioral modifications 

Behavioral Health/Psychology Services

A licensed trained psychologist in GA and SC is available to assist patients with:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Counseling
  • Empirically Supported Treatment
  • Psychological Assessment

For more information please call 706.651.3636