Practice Location: 1634 Avenue of the Cities
Moline, Illinois 61265-4860
Phone : 563-940-2481
Fax     : 866-761-7464

Patient Education and Resources

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Leakage and organ prolapse
Pelvic Muscle Spasm and Pelvic Pain
Local Resources
Abdominal Muscle Strengthening
Lymphedema

   

Learning more about your condition and how you can take care of yourself speeds recovery. Below is a collection of handouts with common suggestions and instructions. Each patient is unique and some things may not apply to your condition. In addition, there may be more treatments for your condition not listed here. Please ask if you have questions and STOP any suggested activity that increases your pain.

Leakage and organ prolapse

Patient forms

Apps to help with Pelvic Muscle exercises

It is important to focus on the muscle during exercise.  Having a counter helps you to stay focused on your body (instead of how many you have done).  The apps below are available on most phone. Some are free and some cost a small amount of money.  Bring your phone to therapy and Beth will help you load an app. You must know your password. 

  • Kegel Kat
  • Kegel Trainer
  • Squeezy

Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercise Counting Audio Files*

These audio files provide a prompt for pelvic floor exercise timing -- let Beth do the counting for you. They can be played right from the computer, downloaded to an MP3 player (like an iPod), or burned to a CD. 

The following files are in ZIP format. Please click on the link and save it to your computer. This process might take a few minutes, then you can click on the file and it will play on your Media Player.
 

Buy a CD with all tracks

* These files were created in collaboration with Eric Scott Bloom Click for a link to Eric Scott Blooms's Facebook page.

Helpful Links

Home Delivery Supply Company – very helpful, in person advice on products. Sometimes sends samples. Delivered in bulk to patients home.

Kimberly-Clark professional support program – free samples and assistance ordering products for patients.

The Simon Foundation for Continence – supporting patients and innovation in the treatment of incontinence

National Association for Continence – patient and professional resources

Pelvic Organ Support organization

Videos

How to empty bowels without straining Length: 3:20

Understanding pain: what to do about it in five minutes Length: 5:00

Why we all need to practice emotional first aid Length: 17:24

Vaginal Care - the Do's and Don'ts Length: 2:42

Pelvic Floor Muscle Spasm and Pelvic Pain

Helpful Links

What's normal - vaginal anatomy / sex

Australian Pain Scientists teach about pain

Understanding pain: What to do about it in five minutes

Best web sites for patient information on Bladder Pain Syndrome and Interstitial Cystitis according to published systematic review 2013

Videos

How to empty bowels without straining Length: 3:20

Understanding pain: what to do about it in five minutes Length: 5:00

Why we all need to practice emotional first aid Length: 17:24

Internal self massage with tool Length 5:34

Vaginal Care - the Do's and Don'ts Length: 2:42

Lymphedema

The National Lymphedema Network provides education and guidance for lymphedema patients.

Helpful Links

Gilda's Club of the Quad Cities

BandagePlus

Everything Nobody Tells You About Cancer Treatment and your Sex Life

Local Resources

Sunlight Yoga - individual instruction in yoga therapy

Guided meditation - first Tuesday of each month

Yoga School of Davenport - meditation Friday, 7PM in Bettendorf - Free

Babies at the Barre - Mommy and baby dance