U of L Health expands womens health services to downtown and South Louisville – Louisville Cardinal Online

By Matthew Keck

The University of Louisville Health Frazier Rehab Institute is bringing their womens health services to two more of their locations: the U of L Health Mary and Elizabeth and downtown campuses.

David McArthur, U of L Health media relations, said this expansion has been planned over the last six months. He said U of L Health wanted to serve the needs of the entire Louisville area, and these two locations allow them to do so.

U of L Health Medical Center East is where they developed the Womens Health and Pelvic Floor Therapy program. This program was developed to help women living with urinary problems, pelvic pain and pregnancy pain or weaknesses, to name a few.

According to a study in the Journal of the American Medicine Association, up to one in five women in America are affected by pelvic floor disorders. More than 25 million Americans have urinary incontinence, and the experience can leave them feeling ashamed, socially isolated, and depressed, states the U of L Health Frazier Rehab website. Recent research has demonstrated the effectiveness of physical therapy in treating the symptoms of urinary incontinence.

This program treats women through different stages of life with common diagnoses like:

With this program, they provide treatments to address muscle weakness or imbalance which may be causing these issues. According to their website, Pelvic floor muscle training, in conjunction with bladder retraining, has been shown to reduce or resolve symptoms of urinary incontinence in women.

The program features multiple treatments and therapies including:

The goal of this program is to reduce or resolve these issues with muscle treatment ortherapy.

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U of L Health expands womens health services to downtown and South Louisville - Louisville Cardinal Online

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