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Women’s Health

Women’s Health Specialist:

Women’s health rehabilitation is a specialty practice area of physical therapy. It is an area of physical therapy that addresses the unique medical needs of women. Rehabilitation for women’s health related conditions includes treatment for pre-natal and post-partum patients, continence problems, osteoporosis, pelvic, hip and back pain.

Physical Therapy can help with:

  • Tailbone or Hip pain
  • Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (DRA) management (separation of abdominal muscles during pregnancy)
  • Scar tissue mobilization (post episiotomy or post c-section)
  • Post pregnancy issues (pelvic floor weakness due to episiotomy or tearing)
  • Thoracic/mid-back pain/poor posture
  • Shoulder/arm pain and tingling
  • Professional guidance with modification of an established exercise program during pregnancy/return to prior level of fitness post-partum

Back, Hip and Pelvic Pain

  • Pelvic pain has many causes and can affect both men and women.
  • Symptoms may include burning pain in the pelvis, painful intercourse or pain with bowel
    movements.

Pre-Natal and Post-Partum Care

  • Pelvic and back pain can begin or be exacerbated with pregnancy and can continue after giving birth
  • Many pregnant women experience both low back pain as well as pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Urinary incontinence is common with 45% of women experiencing it up to 5-7 years after giving birth

Urinary Dysfunction

  • An involuntary loss of urine that can affect women and men of all ages.
  • Symptoms may include leaking urine when coughing, sneezing, lifting and laughing or having difficulty controlling leakage.
  • Over 25 million Americans struggle with transient or chronic urinary loss.
  • The typical length of treatment for incontinence is once a week for 6 to 8 weeks.

Osteoporosis

  • Osteoporosis affects 10% of adults over 50 years old and low bone mass (precursor to
    Osteoporosis) affects nearly 50% of adults.
  • Weight bearing exercise has been shown to stimulate increased bone density and bone growth.
  • Your physical therapist will work with you to design a weight bearing exercise program.