Cold and Flu Season Can Be a Monster

Flu & Cold Season Can Be A Monster

Help us protect our patients, families and staff from RSV and the flu by following these visitation restrictions effective November 1.

  • No visitors under the age of 12 are allowed in patient care areas.
  • Please do not visit patients if you are experiencing fever, vomiting, diarrhea or cold or flu-like symptoms.

Urinary Incontinence & Pelvic Pain

Don’t be embarrassed!  Pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) such as urinary incontinence and pelvic pain associated with such issues as endometriosis or pelvic organ prolapse 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.  Our physical therapists can coordinate your treatment or work with your physician to ensure your success.  Some of the conditions our physical therapists treat include:

  • Urinary incontinence (all types)
  • Bladder spasms/contractions
  • Pain/urinary incontinence associated with pregnancy and childbirth
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Rectal/vaginal pain
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse)
  • Vulvodynia
  • Vulvar vestibulitis
  • Coccydynia
  • Vaginismus
  • Pelvic floor dyssnergia
  • Prudendal neuralgia
  • Levator Ani syndrome
  • Pelvic scarring

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, your WakeMed physical therapist will determine the right therapies for you.  They have expertise in:

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

Locations, Appointments & Therapists

WakeMed Rehab Wake Forest Road*
3701 Wake Forest Road
Raleigh NC 27609

919-350-4199
Fax: 919-878-7669


Miriam L. - Urinary Incon Pelvic Pain

Miriam Loughry, PT, CFMT
A physical therapist for more than 30 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

*Operates under the license of WakeMed Raleigh Campus.

WakeMed Cary Hospital*
1900 Kildaire Farm Road
Cary, NC 27518
919-350-1985
Fax: 919-350-2315

 

Christi Springfield Pelvic Pain

Christi Springfield PT, DPT
A physical therapist for 20 years.

  • Master’s degree in Physical Therapy: The Medical University of South Carolina
  • Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy:  Simmons College in Boston, Mass.
  • Pelvic Health Physical Therapy training:  Section on Women’s Health American Physical Therapy Association

*Operates under the license of WakeMed Cary Hospital.

WakeMed North Hospital*
Physicians Office Pavilion
10010 Falls of Neuse Road
Suite 009
Raleigh, NC 27614

919-350-1508
Fax: 919-350-1475

Diedre Queen Pelvic Pain

Diedre Queen, PT, MPT, ATC

  • Master’s degree in Physical Therapy: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

*WakeMed Physician Practices-Physical Therapy operates as an independent practice.