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Nevada Talking Books

Thursday, Feb. 16
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Education Room/First Floor

Nevada Talking Book Services (NTBS) is part of the Library of Congress' National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) network of libraries providing services to blind, visually or physically handicapped individuals. Recorded books and magazines and special playback equipment are loaned to eligible readers free of charge. All reading materials are sent to and returned by readers through postage-free mail. Dinner will be provided. FREE


Find Out More About Our Recent Blog Topics!

Good Health

Learning more about your physiology and health can help you to live a healthier life. If you would like to dig deeper and read more about any of our recent blog topics, the resources below may provide the information you need. If you have any remaining questions, contact Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center at (702) 880-2100.


What is Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and How Can It Be Treated?

Healthcare

Pelvic floor, or pelvic diaphragm, is composed of the many layers of muscle and connective tissue that form the area underneath the pelvis and separates the pelvic cavity from the perineal region. This set of muscles is partially responsible for supporting the organs of the pelvis, including the bladder, intestines, and uterus (females). It is also important for maintaining continence as part of the anal and urinary sphincters and providing tone for the vaginal and rectal canals for sexual function.

As with any other muscle in the body, the pelvic floor muscles can become weak, tight, or imbalanced. Pelvic floor dysfunction refers to the wide range of issues these imbalances can cause. These problems include urinary incontinence, painful intercourse, painful urination, low back pain, and leg, groin, and tail bone pain. The most common conditions associated with pelvic floor dysfunction are urinary incontinence (affecting 13 million Americans), anal incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse.

To diagnose pelvic floor dysfunction, physical therapists use visual and manual techniques to examine the lumbopelvic region and pelvic floor muscles. Manual muscle testing is performed to test the strength and tone of the muscles and hips to detect and evaluate problems. Once this evaluation is completed, a physical therapist can determine the best approach to manage and alleviate any pain or incontinence issues.

Treatment usually involves joint and soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, biofeedback, and neuromuscular re-education. Therapeutic exercise is an extremely important component in the therapy program, both in the clinic and while at home.

If you are experiencing urinary incontinence or any other of the conditions caused by pelvic floor dysfunction, contact Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center. One of our dedicated physical therapists can help to manage and alleviate your symptoms. Call us at (702) 880-2100 or visit our website for more information.


Heart Health with Dr. Bhatti, Cardiologist

Tuesday, Feb. 7
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Education Room/First Floor

Learn first-hand how to keep your heart healthy from cardiologist Dr. Bhatti. Call 702.880.2700 to register. Lunch will be provided. FREE

Heart Health


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