Citizens Memorial Hospital | Vitality | Winter 2022 7 Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) includes pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, abdominal separation due to traumatic childbirth (vaginal or cesarean) or multiple childbirths, and bladder leakage. Symptoms include: » Urinary leakage when you laugh, cough or sneeze. » Frequent urge to urinate. » Not being able to make it to the restroom on time. » Pain with urination. » Pelvic pain. » Pain during or after intercourse. » Pelvic organ prolapse. » Cesarean scar pain/restriction. » Abdominal separation (diastasis recti). HOW DOES PHYSICALTHERAPY HELP? Physical therapy uses pelvic floor muscle evaluation techniques through observation, palpation, sEMG biofeedback and a lumbopelvic-hip complex movement screening. Ask your physician if pelvic floor therapy is right for you! Physical therapist Maggie Sanders specializes in pelvic floor therapy. She has Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 1 certification through the American Physical Therapy Association. What is pelvic floor dysfunction? Maggie Sanders, P.T. CMH OUTPATIENT THERAPYAND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SERVICES 1155W. Parkview St., Suite 2A, Bolivar 417-328-6453 WOMEN’S HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY The latest in MRI technology Increased patient comfort and faster scans are benefits of CMH’s upgraded magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine. The Siemens Magnetom Altea magnet was delivered to the hospital Aug. 2 and went into service in early September. It replaced the previous MRI that’s been in service for 18 years. FOR MORE INFORMATION about the upgraded MRI equipment, go to For more information about imaging and radiology at CMH, call 417-328-6261. TO MAKEANAPPOINTMENT or to learn more about pelvic floor therapy, call CMH Outpatient Therapy at 417-328-6453. Angela Deckard, lead MRI technologist