Pelvic floor therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy that helps treat various pelvic floor disorders. Although it is often associated with women’s health, pelvic floor therapy can benefit people of all ages and genders, including the elderly.
As we age, our bodies undergo many changes that can affect the muscles. Factors such as menopause, decreased estrogen levels, and chronic medical conditions can all contribute to pelvic floor dysfunction. Symptoms of this dysfunction in the elderly may include urinary or fecal incontinence, constipation, pelvic pain, or sexual dysfunction.
Dr. Kaitlyn Lutz is a licensed physical therapist with extensive experience and training in pelvic floor therapy, including its application to the elderly population. She understands the unique challenges faced by older adults and can provide tailored treatment plans to address their specific needs and health.
Elderly pelvic floor therapy may include a combination of exercises, manual therapy, and biofeedback techniques to improve muscle strength, coordination, and function. Dr. Lutz may also provide education on bladder and bowel habits and lifestyle modifications to manage symptoms effectively.
This therapy can greatly improve the quality of life for elderly patients by addressing uncomfortable symptoms and improving overall function. It is a safe, non-invasive, and effective treatment option for a range of conditions.
If you or a loved one is struggling with pelvic floor dysfunction, consider seeking the help of a skilled therapist like Dr. Kaitlyn Lutz. Contact us today at 405-633-0783 to schedule an appointment.