Bruce Crawford, MD, FPMRS, is Reno, Nevada’s first board-certified urogynecologist. At his practice, GYN Specialists of Reno, Dr. Crawford specializes in pelvic floor health and takes a unique, nonsurgical approach to the issue. His practice focuses on the assessment and treatment of pelvic floor disorders, including pelvic organ prolapse, overactive bladder, and urinary and fecal incontinence.
In 2008, Dr. Crawford developed Pfilates™, Pelvic Floor Pilates. This distinctive method of pelvic floor conditioning uses 10 exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor and complementary muscles. Pfilates is different from traditional Kegel exercises because it’s a scientifically derived program that uses movement to activate both the slow twitch and fast twitch muscles of the pelvic floor.
The VESy Lab™ is an exclusive tool that Dr. Crawford designed for evaluating the Pfilates exercises. This video-synchronized electromyography (EMG) system provides important feedback to both the practitioner and client about the effectiveness and efficiency of muscle contractions. It helps to identify which exercises the clients are best suited to practice. This helps to increase compliance with a home exercise program ensuring that clients are seeing results. Using this tool, Dr. Crawford continues to provide ongoing research in the area of pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation.
Clinical research from the program reveals a 74% improvement in lower urinary tract symptoms over the course of four weeks with very low attrition.
Dr. Crawford’s vast experience as a surgeon, researcher, and instructor provides all patients access to the highest quality of care for pelvic floor disorders.