Women's Health

Women’s Health therapy is physical therapy applied to the special needs of women.  These needs extend into the areas of pelvic pain, pelvic floor dysfunction and incontinence. Difficulties such as pelvic pain or incontinence may develop during or after pregnancy, surgery or menopause.  Physical therapy can assist in overcoming these problems through precise muscle retraining and behavior modification. 
 
The most familiar form of muscle retraining of the pelvic floor is the Kegel exercise.  Our approach to pelvic floor rehabilitation steps beyond just Kegel exercises.  Each woman is treated as an individual and her program is tailored to fit her specific needs and lifestyle, etc.  Treatment may include specific exercises not only for the pelvic floor, but also the abdominal and back musculature.   Further treatment may involve soft tissue work and modalities for muscle stimulation and pain relief.  Often clients see improvement in their symptoms in as little as four treatment sessions.  Women’s Health therapy is provided by a licensed physical therapist with special training in the sensitive areas of women’s issues.
 
Conditions treated:

·        Pelvic Pain

·        Constipation

·        Interstitial Cystitis

·        Levator Ani Syndrome

·        Rectal Pain

·        Vestibulodynia

·        Grade 1-2 Rectocele & Cystocele

·        Proctagia Fugax

·        Dyspoureunia

·        Urethral Syndrome

·        Vaginismus

·        Pudendal Neuralgia

·        Urinary Incontinence: Stress/Urge

·        Pelvic Floor Muscle Wasting & Spasm

·        Nocturia

·        Painful Bladder Syndrome

·        Urinary retention

·        Vulvoynia (Burning Vulvar Syndrome)

·        Dysuria