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Non-Surgical Help for Women with Urinary Pelvic Pain

Long-time physical therapist Miriam Loughry now offers therapies to help women manage conditions associated with the lower abdomen/pelvic floor.

Some of the conditions she treats include:

  • Urinary incontinence
  • Overactive bladder
  • Strong, sudden need to urinate
  • Prolapse
  • Pelvic pain during or after pregnancy
  • Decreased mobility due to scarring

Depending on patient needs, Miriam uses a combination of services to relieve pain and decrease incontinence. Patient education is an important part of all patients’ treatment plans. Pain management techniques, biofeedback, manual therapy, targeted exercise, bladder retraining and electrical stimulation are among the services Miriam provides. Outpatient rehabilitation for pelvic pain and incontinence is typically covered by insurance plans.

Miriam sees patients at WakeMed Wake Forest Road Outpatient Rehabilitation, 3701 Wake Forest Road in Raleigh. To schedule an initial consultation with Miriam, please call 919-350-4199.

Have you ever considered participating in a clinical trial?

Some benefits of participating in a clinical trial:

  • Access to new treatments that are not yet available to the public
  • Expert medical care at a leading health care facility
  • Playing an active role in your own health
  • Helping others by contributing to medical research

Participating in clinical trials may also have risks and drawbacks such as:

  • Unpleasant, serious or even lifethreatening side effects
  • Ineffective treatment
  • The study may require a lot of time. You may need to travel a long way to the study site or stay in the hospital.

Visit the following websites to learn about available clinical trials

  • Registry and results database of clinical studies, U.S. National Institutes of Health www.clinicaltrials.gov
  • CenterWatch, Jobson Medical Information www.centerwatch.com
  • National Institutes of Health (ClinicalTrials.gov): clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/aboutstudies/ learn
  • Patient Advocate Foundation: PatientAdvocate.org