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Urinary Incontinence & Pelvic Pain

Don’t be embarrassed!  Pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) such as urinary incontinence and pelvic pain are very common.  But that doesn’t mean they are a normal part of aging. 

Today, a wide variety of treatments for PFDs exist.  Many of these treatments are available through a physical therapist – no surgery or medication required.  Miriam Loughry, PT, WakeMed Outpatient Rehabilitation at Wake Forest Road, can coordinate your treatment or work with your physician to ensure your success.  Some of the conditions Miriam treats include:

  • Urinary incontinence (all types)
  • Bladder spasms/contractions
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Pain around the tailbone
  • Pain/urinary incontinence associated with pregnancy and childbirth
  • Pelvic scarring
  • Painful intercourse

What Is Biofeedback?
Many bodily functions (breathing, blinking, etc.) are involuntary – you do them without realizing it.  Biofeedback is the practice of making yourself aware of these involuntary bodily functions and changing them using your mind to control them.

Education is the key component of treatment.  After a thorough discussion of your medical history and symptoms, Miriam will determine the right therapies for you.  She has expertise in:

  • Teaching biofeedback
  • Manual therapies
  • Bladder retraining
  • Exercises to strengthen and/or relax muscles
  • Scar reduction
  • Pain management
  • Electrical stimulation

Miriam L. - Urinary Incon Pelvic Pain

About Miriam Loughry, PT, CFMT
A physical therapist for 26 years, Miriam’s educational background includes:

  • Physical therapy degree – University of Delaware
  • Neurodevelopmental treatment for cerebrovascular accident (stroke) rehabilitation training
  • Kinesio Taping training
  • Functional manual therapy certification – Institute of Physical Art
  • Pelvic floor therapy training – Herman-Wallace Institute

Appointments & Information
WakeMed Outpatient Rehabilitation at Wake Forest Road
3701 Wake Forest Road
Suite 120
Raleigh
919-350-4199
Hours: 7 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Thursday