Our women's health physical therapists provide women of all ages with the necessary treatment intervention to reduce or eliminate many life-inhibiting or painful conditions she may experience at some time in her life. The goal is to minimize or even relieve the symptoms associated with these conditions.
Our specialists have advanced training in all the areas below, and strive to provide each patient with individualized care in a trusting environment.
We Specialize in Providing Therapy for a Variety of Conditions
Pregnancy-related pain and post-partum issues
Having a baby is meant to be an enjoyable experience! Learn safe, effective exercises and education regarding posture, footwear, and appropriate sleeping positions. Treatment is individualized and will help eliminate or reduce back, leg, and sciatic nerve pain, and improve core muscle strength, which can aid in faster recovery. Pregnancy-related pain Includes evaluation of the spine and pelvis, individualized exercise programs and use of pregnancy belts to support the lower back and abdomen. Post-partum rehabilitation ensures you can get back to your prior level of function addressing diastasis recti correction, elimination or pregnancy induced pain, restoration or strength, mobility, bowel, bladder and sexual function.
This therapy aims to achieve postural corrections, activity modification and specific weight-bearing exercise programs to minimize their risk of fractures.
Pelvic pain can occur for numerous reasons. The women’s health physical therapists are trained to provide comprehensive care to reduce suffering and improve a patient’s ability to independently manage their pain.
This program is aimed to improve functional mobility and strength as well as reduce complications that can occur following surgery.
A lymphedema certified physical therapist will work with patients to manage edema that results from removal of lymph nodes and to regain functional use of their affected extremity.
Comprehensive treatment is designed to prevent, reduce, or eliminate episodes of stress or urge urinary and fecal incontinence. This type of treatment is appropriate for women of all ages and can often reduce the need for surgical or pharmacological intervention. Incontinence therapy may include strengthening the pelvic floor muscles with Kegel exercises and use of biofeedback. Bladder retraining is incorporated to significantly reduce urinary urgency.
Physical Therapists can help to improve muscle coordination to reduce constipation that is due to outlet dysfunction. Therapists use biofeedback, rectal balloon expulsion, relaxation techniques, correction of defecation mechanics, abdominal massage, exercise, and other self care techniques to promote good bowel health.
Pelvic Rehabilitation for Male Patients
Women's health physical therapists also have a training to provide pelvic rehabilitation to male patients who experience bowel, bladder or sexual dysfunction.
Intercourse should never hurt. A women's health physical therapist will work collaboratively with your physician to help you achieve pain free sexual function. Therapy includes use of biofeedback, therapeutic exercise, relaxation techniques, manual stretching of muscles, and dilator therapy. Therapists will also provide care designed to allow women to access routine gynecological exams without fear or pain.