Pelvic Organ Prolapse | Nancy Branberg Physical Therapy

If you have a pelvic organ prolapse, heaviness or a deep pelvic ache - it’s very tempting to think that there’s nothing you can do about it, that it will go away on its own. Or, you pass it off as having just “had a baby”, or that it’s just a “pressure” or a bit of heaviness that “everyone” your age suffers from...

You’ve tried some exercises - but it doesn’t seem to be shifting!

If that’s happening to you, you’re not alone - and we hear this type of thing all the time. In fact, Pelvic Organ Prolapse is THE most common problem that we see in our physical therapy clinic in Falls Church.

And when it comes to living with pelvic organ prolapse, every woman we see wants to know

“Why is This Happening to Me?”...

or

“Why Am I Still Suffering From Pelvic Pressure After Putting Up With It For 6 Months (Maybe More)?”

Most women hope that when they get pelvic pressure or heaviness, it’s just going to go away on its own.

That they’ll wake up one morning and like “magic”, it’ll be as if the prolapse never happened… But then 6 months or 6 years later you’re still living with pelvic pressure - often even worse than it was when you first noticed it.

Does That Sound Like You?

Another scenario we see all the time in our physical therapy clinic is when women go to the Doctors, and the Doctor tells them to it’s natural for women to have a prolapse and “try to do some kegels” and “see how it goes”.

But this is rarely ever the best advice and often 6 weeks later, they end up stop doing kegels because it hasn’t got any better. Worse, they often stopped mentioning it to their Doctor because they just are too embarrassed and think they must not have enough discipline to “do things the right way”. This is maddening and explains why so many women aged 45+ are suffering with pelvic organ prolapse.

Has This Type of Thing Happened to You?

Why else does pelvic pressure last longer than it should do? Well, it’s easy to get confused because if you’ve even been brave enough to ask about it, you’ve been told different things, by different people.

Maybe you think your pelvic organ prolapse was caused by doing something - like having a baby or 3 - but really it was caused by years and years of poor understanding of how to activate the muscles correctly and that caused the muscles in your pelvis to become weak and the prolapse is just the EFFECT of that.

If you don’t know what you’re doing – pelvic organ prolapse can be very confusing and because of this, many women just end up accepting it as ‘part of life’ - as if it’s normal, and ‘just the way it is’.

Do You Feel That Way Too?

If You’re Currently Living With Pelvic Organ Prolapse or Pressure, Here’s 5 More Reasons Why It Could Be Lasting Longer Than It Should:

  • You thought it would go away on its own - but it didn’t.
  • You went to the Doctor who told you it’s normal and maybe try some Kegels - but the Kegels did nothing to help the pressure feeling, and soon you stopped doing any because you felt frustrated.
  • A family member, or friend, told you that every woman has a prolapse as they get older, so you just accepted it.
  • You tried other healthcare professionals, or a physical therapist in the past, but nothing they said or did seemed to help.
  • You tried YouTube exercises but they either didn’t do a thing, or made your prolapse ten times worse.

If any of these have happened to you - we would love to help you by inviting you to book a call to talk with one of our physical therapists to find out what can be done to help you. The fact that you’ve tried any or all of these things already is actually a GOOD THING because when you know what doesn’t work - you are closer to finding the thing that does!

Click the link below to book a call with us if you would like to get some solid advice given to you over the phone. The phone call is complementary and there is no obligation to book any appointments with us after the call is over. Our goal is to help you make the right decision about what to do next for the best.

“What Can I Do to Get Rid of MY Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quickly?”...

Well, here's 4 things you can do:

  • First off, you need to make a decision about getting help. So many women procrastinate for so long, hoping that prolapse will ‘just go away with time’, but then 6 months down the line they’re still putting up with it, and nothing’s changed… Or it gets worse.
  • Next, do the RIGHT exercises - one of the best things to help you decrease you’re the prolapse is to do the right series of progressed exercises - the right exercises given to you by a physical therapist specializing in pelvic health will help reduce the pressure, and allow you to move freely again quick - and make sure that the problems don’t come back anytime soon (or aggravate your pelvic floor even more like some exercises do).
  • Avoid holding your breath when you are exercising or moving around - ever noticed that you tend to hold your breath when you pick something heavy up? That’s because your core muscles are weak and you are holding your breath to ‘stabilize’. The pressure from doing that creates the conditions for the prolapse. It would really help if you were given appropriate strengthening exercises for better posture and movements, f alongside hands-on treatment, to get you active and healthy as quickly as possible.
  • Get real, “hands-on” physical therapy - Physical Therapy is proven to help women with pelvic organ prolapse. In fact, at Nancy Branberg Physical Therapy it’s one of the most common pelvic issues we see. If your prolapse is affecting your job, your ability to keep active, if it threatens your independence or gets in the way of spending quality time with family and friends - physical therapy can help get you back to feeling whole and living the life you deserve as quickly as possible.

If you would like to know how the physical therapy team at Nancy Branberg Physical Therapy can help you live with less pelvic pressure or heaviness - we invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk free virtual appointment:

Note: This Free Taster Session is something that we offer to people who are very nervous or skeptical about physical therapy - unsure of its benefits or if it is right for them. If that sounds like you, then please start with a free virtual visit so that we can work with you to find out what is wrong and what can be done - without any financial risk on your part.

So the next question is:

“How Can Choosing to See a Physical Therapist at Nancy Branberg Physical Therapy Help You Get Rid of Your Pelvic Organ Prolapse - In the Next Few Weeks?”

Here’s just a few of the things our Specialist Physical Therapy team can do for you:

  • We can quickly take away the heaviness and pressure - often inside a couple of sessions.
  • We can help you find out what’s really going on, and get to the root cause of your pelvic organ prolapse once and for all - often inside 20 minutes.
  • The worry and embarrassment of having a pelvic organ prolapse can “zap” you of energy and limit a peaceful night’s sleep - we can help you to enjoy sleeping at night and living with more energy each day.
  • We will ensure that your problem is “corrected” and “healed” properly - and we will provide you with the perfect set of exercises that will speed up your recovery.
  • We can help you avoid dangerous surgery.
  • We can help you keep out of the Doctor’s waiting room or from making repeat visits only to be told to learn to live with it!
  • We can help you get back to enjoying quality time with family and friends that the fear of not knowing who to manage the prolapse has stolen from you.
  • We can help you to sit more comfortably and walk longer than 15 minutes without feeling like your insides are going to “come out”...

Basically, we can help you get back to feeling whole and living life free from the curse of pelvic organ prolapse.

If you want to know what it costs - and what availability we have at our physical therapy clinic in Falls Church then please just click the button below and complete the short form:


“Find Out How People Just Like You, Came to Nancy Branberg Physical Therapy - and Left Happier and Much Healthier!”

Please enjoy watching stories of other people just like you who came to see the physical therapy team at Nancy Branberg Physical Therapy - and left much healthier and happier:

Lynda C.

"Nancy has been a change agent for me. She taught me about the important relationship between the urinary tract and bowels and that helping one improves the health of the other. She taught me exercises which I do daily to improve my need to constantly urinate. Nancy is extraordinarily gentle and effective."

Kate R.

"Nancy is very compassionate about your pain, and is very skilled at releasing painful muscle and myofascial issues. I have had a lot of recurring problems with my SI Joint and pelvic muscles and Nancy has always been willing to keep working on those areas until the pain is resolved."

Rachel M.

I haven't looked back since I was referred to Nancy by another physical therapist who said she was the best around for my “gut issues”.  She was absolutely right - following rectal cancer and the attendant surgeries, my gut has struggled to behave consistently.   Nancy has helped me immeasurably, her visits keeping my abdomen on an even keel.