Does LEAKING prevent you from LIVING?
Does Pelvic Pain limit your activities, effect relationships or intimacy?
1 in 2 women experience pelvic dysfunction, often called “Leaking.” It is not a normal part of aging, and can be treated without surgery. Don’t suffer the embarrassment or inconvenience any longer!
Sage Health Care in Durango specializes in pelvic rehabilitation therapy. Our Pelvic Floor Rehab Program utilizes specialized equipment to offer a non-surgical, non-medication approach for treating bladder or bowel incontinence; prolapse or vaginal bulging; overactive bladder; pelvic and/or vaginal pain; rectal pain and constipation; pain with sex; post-partum complications; and pelvic dysfunction following gynecologic cancer treatments.
We take the time to educate women on strengthening pelvic floor muscles by integrating BIOFEEDBACK, electrical muscle stimulation, behavioral techniques and Chi Nei Tsang/Reiki body work. It is completely pain-free treatment provided in a safe, comfortable, and caring environment.
Maureen “Mo” Goldman, NP, uses tools and procedures that are unique to her because of her credentialing as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. Having practiced primary care in public health and women’s health for nearly 2 decades, she has the training, skills and knowledge as a medical provider, and further adjunct training in the specialized field of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. She is passionate about helping women live a more fun, free life!
LIVE! LAUGH! DANCE! SNEEZE! and DON’T LEAK!!
Read more about these services and the professionals who provide them by downloading our brochure.
Q & A
- Do you leak when you cough, sneeze, or exercise?
- Do you wear a pad for protection from leaking or soiling?
- Do you urinate more than once after going to bed?
- Do you have trouble making it to the toilet in time when you have the urge to go?
- Do you use the toilet “just in case” before you have the urge to go?
- Do you feel you don’t empty your bladder completely?
- Do you have difficulty emptying your bowels to prevent leakage of urine or stool?
- Do you have “triggers” that make you feel like you can’t wait to go to the toilet? (i.e. running water, key in the door)
- Do you experience pelvic pain?
- Do you have pain with a female pelvic exam, inserting a tampon, or intercourse?
- Have you had post-partum complications?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, you could benefit from pelvic floor rehabilitation. Women, you can learn to regain control over your lives.
- Pelvic Floor Dysfunction – occurs when the sling or hammock of muscles that supports the pelvic organs becomes weak or damaged. Symptoms of pelvic dysfunction are urinary problems, constipation or fecal leaking, pain or pressure in the vagina or rectum, heavy feeling in the pelvis or bulge in the vagina or rectum, muscle spasms in the pelvis. Main types are listed below.
- Pelvic Pain – pain, due to several causes, located below the navel and between the hip area that lasts more than six months.
- Stress Incontinence – accidental leakage of urine brought on by physical activities such as sneezing, laughing, coughing or exercise.
- Urinary Urgency – sudden overpowering need to pass urine which is difficult to stop, often associated with symptoms of urinary frequency and frequent nighttime voiding.
- Overactive Bladder – combination of urinary frequency, nighttime voiding and incontinence.
- Mixed Incontinence – mix of both stress and urge incontinence.
- Rectal Incontinence – loss of normal control of the bowels with stool leaking from the rectum.
- Constipation – chronically compacted bowel, loss of normal daily bowel movements.
- Prolapse – pelvic organs drop and press against the vaginal walls due to supporting structures stretching; pressure or a sense of fullness or heaviness occurs in the vagina, achiness in pelvis, groin or back.
- Dyspareunia – painful intercourse, often due to increased tension in the pelvic floor muscles, making penetration painful.
- Post Partum Pelvic Floor Disorder – after birth, any of the above symptoms may be present.
Childbirth is one of the main causes of pelvic floor disorders. A woman’s risk tends to increase the more times she has given birth. Women who are overweight or obese have a greater risk for pelvic floor disorders. Pelvic surgery or radiation treatments also can cause these disorders.
While pelvic floor disorders become more common as women get older, they are not a normal or acceptable part of aging. These problems can have a significant impact on a person’s quality of life. Fortunately, these disorders often can be reversed with treatment.
“Maureen Goldman has been instrumental in helping me with issues connected to my pelvic muscle deterioration. I was referred to her by my gynecologist. Maureen was extremely knowledgeable and helpful with the education and information process. She helped me understand how the pelvic muscle system works and how to properly re-build and maintain the muscles. The therapy she offers is very beneficial with great results. After 8 sessions with Maureen I am able to continue the therapy at home and continue the benefits it offers. I have been able to avoid invasive surgery while improving my ability to comfortably resume all of my daily activities. Sessions spent with Maureen have been a win for me. Thank you Maureen!” Mary E
For more information: https://www.uchospitals.edu/specialties/pelvic/faq/index.html
University of Chicago and National Institute of Health for Pelvic Dysfunction Information.