Pelvic Health Services
Are you the 1 in 3?
Always running to the bathroom? Or - oops - leaking when you laugh, cough or sneeze? You may be the one in three women who experience urge or stress incontinence. Take the free BladderAware risk assessment and find out your risk now!
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Nearly 1 in 3 women experiences a pelvic health issue in her lifetime. Many suffer in silence, too embarrassed to talk with their doctor or believing pelvic health issues like urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pain with intercourse or pelvic pain are just a normal part of aging. They are not just a normal part of aging and most conditions are very treatable.
St. Luke's offers a wide range of evaluation and treatment options for incontinence (urinary leakage and bladder control issues), pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic floor disorders, including:
Pelvic Health Nurse Navigator
Speak confidentially with our pelvic health nurse navigator, a registered nurse who can help guide you to the appropriate evaluation and treatment options based on your needs. To reach the Pelvic Health Nurse Navigator, call 314-205-6654.
Urogynecology - female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery
Specialists in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (also referred to as urogynecologists) offer evaluation, specialized testing and surgical and non-surgical treatments for incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic floor disorders. Carol Graham, MD, specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery with Urogynecology of West County at St. Luke's. Dr. Graham is committed to helping women dealing with pelvic health issues improve their quality of life, beginning with a comprehensive evaluation in a dignified and supportive environment. Learn more about Dr. Graham or call 314-205-6402 to schedule an appointment.
Total Control™ Fitness and Educational Pelvic Health Program
St. Luke's Hospital is the exclusive St. Louis provider of Total Control, a fitness and educational pelvic health program that integrates specialized core training exercises, education and lifestyle modifications to help women improve their pelvic health and wellness. It can provide life-changing benefits including:
More than Kegel exercises, the Total Control program offers personalized hands-on instruction with a specially trained physical therapist that focuses on engaging the muscles that make up a woman's pelvic floor.
- Stronger pelvic core and flatter abs
- Improved bladder control
- Better sexual health
The program offers a 7-week course that integrates specific core training exercises and educational discussions. There is also a free 1-hour introductory class, covering risk factors, symptoms and treatment options for urinary leakage, bladder control issues and other pelvic health concerns, as well as preventive strategies.
Learn more about the Total Control Program and how it can help.
Pelvic Health Therapy
This specialized field of physical therapy focuses on musculoskeletal conditions of the pelvic floor. Our highly trained and compassionate therapists understand the difficulty an individual may experience while trying to manage pelvic pain and incontinence, which can affect every aspect of life, from one's level of physical discomfort to their emotional health. They have specialized training in pelvic health and pelvic therapy, and hold Certificates of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy and Pregnant and Postpartum Physical Therapy from the American Physical Therapy Association. Learn more about the pelvic health conditions and issues for which they provide evaluation and treatment.