Pelvic Floor Therapy

Elimination and Pelvic Floor Disorders

The topic of incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction are personal symptoms that can greatly affect an individual's day to day activities and can take on many symptoms such as an overactive bladder and leakage.  Through occupational therapy services, you will be assessed in addressing the intimate nature of your situation through treatment options.  There IS HOPE!


Elimination and Pelvic Floor Therapist

Sarah Thompson OTD, OTR/L

Graduated from Creighton University Occupational Therapy Doctorate program in December 2011.  She is a trained Life Advisor and certified in Biofeedback Evaluation and Treatment for Elimination Disorders and Pelvic Floor Disorders.  Sarah has focused her education and passion on health and wellness, creating the Lifestyles program here at Health Quest.

Treatment Options:

  • Patient education (diet, pelvic floor anatomy, behavioral modification)
  • Exercise for strengthening and muscle re-education
  • Down-training and up-training
  • Bladder/bowel retraining
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Modalities (biofeedback and E-stim)
  • Treatment of associated pelvic pain/dysfunction
Some incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction symptoms that would benefit from treatment are:
  • Stress incontinence - leakage when there is an increase in pressure to the bladder due to sneezing, coughing, lifting heavy objects, etc.
  • Urge incontinence - frequent trips to the bathroom due to an oversensitive bladder
  • Mixed urge & stress incontinence
  • Coital incontinence - leakage during intercourse
  • Urinary retention - difficulty completely emptying your bladder
  • Nocturnal enuresis (bed wetting)
  • Nocturia - frequent urination at night
  • Frequent strain with bowel movements
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Painful intercourse