Videos Women's Health May 3, 2018

Pelvic Floor Therapy Program

UT Health Austin Pelvic Floor Program Manager and Therapist, Dr. Uchenna Ossai, explains what a pelvic floor therapist is and why pelvic floor therapy is important. The Pelvic Floor Program is a part of Women’s Health integral to the care team for women seeking relief for many pelvic conditions. Watch the video or read the transcript below.

What is a Pelvic Floor Therapist?

Hi, my name is Dr. Uchenna Ossai and I’m a pelvic health program manager here at UT Health Austin.

The pelvic health physical therapist is going to be the PT who specializes in pelvic health dysfunction. So that can be anything from urinary incontinence, to pelvic pain, to bowel issues. I am going to focus on the muscles, the nerves, the bones and just your general coordination to improve your overall pelvic function.

Why is Pelvic Floor Therapy important?

We don’t learn about our pelvic floors! No one is thinking about this huge muscle complex that can be the source of a lot of problems. Evidence says, time and time again, that the best approach to treating it is a multidisciplinary approach. And, that is what we truly provide here.

Where can you learn more?

For more information about Women’s Health or to request an appointment, visit here.

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