Pelvic Floor Therapy Success Stories
“As a result of 2.5 hours of pushing for delivery of my first-born, I ended up with bladder prolapse. I could not walk from one end of my house to the other without urinating myself. As a runner, this was devastating to me.
"When I went to see my urologist, he recommended pelvic mesh surgery. After my husband found the pelvic floor rehabilitation center at Virginia Hospital, we decided that before surgery, we would pursue rehab. It is not an exaggeration to say that my physical therapist saved my life, my ability to run again.
"When I became pregnant with my second and begged my PT to recommend a C-section instead of vaginal birth, she and I worked together for over eight months… I was able to deliver vaginally with practically no further complications.”
— J. K.-F., 36 years old
“I had thought pelvic floor physical therapy was for women only. I was wrong. After a life-long struggle with chronic urological inflammation and infections, I was willing to try anything.
"My physical therapist spent time explaining the anatomical issues, gave me great advice on strengthening and better controlling my bladder, and patiently taught me how to exercise all the muscles related to the pelvic floor.
"The results were shocking—I no longer have to urinate in the middle of the night. I feel in control of my bladder. And I'm now exercising daily. I'm losing weight and feeling better than I've felt in decades.”
“My physical therapist put me at complete ease. She very clearly, completely and most professionally explained that my condition was not unusual, and could be corrected. There’s not a day that goes by, and I cannot imagine a day going by in the future, that I don’t think about the leakage problem I had, and how well my condition has been corrected.”
— Franklin B.
“Twenty years ago, a heavy machine was pushed over on me. I pushed back to prevent being crushed and have experienced chronic pelvic pain since this event.
"The series of treatment I received... have been measurably helpful; they've relieved 30 to 40% of the pain I experienced daily. I anticipate more improvement in my condition."
— Saul C.