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. Women’s health rehabilitation includes treatment for pre-natal and post-partum patients, continence problems, osteoporosis, pelvic, hip and back pain.

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

Physical Therapy can help the following:

    • 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

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 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.

Capstone Physical Therapy is an outpatient physical therapy clinic that specializes in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal problems and Women’s Health Care. Jeannett Penner is a physical therapist with over 15 years of experience in physical therapy. She has taken advanced training in women’s health care, pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, back, hip and pelvic pain.