A less invasive solution than surgery, women’s health physical therapy addresses pelvic pain, back pain, sexual health concerns, incontinence, or side effects of pregnancy. Our team will assess your needs one-on-one before setting you on a path toward wellness and a higher quality of life. During evaluation and follow-up care, we spend time listening and discussing your problems, history, concerns, and your goals for physical therapy.
Our practice focuses on both preventative care as well as specialized rehabilitation in the event of prepartum musculoskeletal problems. Our therapists enjoy working with patients and their physicians with the goal of ensuring a healthy, active and comfortable pregnancy. We follow the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology guidelines for exercise during and after pregnancy and are trained to assist in all the specific musculoskeletal needs during pregnancy and after the arrival of the new baby.
CONDITIONS WE TREAT
Pelvic floor physical therapy is a powerful tool for the treatment of pelvic pain. Pelvic pain can be felt in the lower abdomen, perineum or the pelvis and may present as an aching, burning, sharp or stabbing pain. Several mechanisms of injury may lead to spasm of the pelvic floor including traumatic vaginal delivery, abdominal or pelvic surgery, prolonged driving, occupations that require prolonged sitting, gait disturbances, traumatic injury to the back or pelvis, or sexual abuse. Pelvic floor dysfunction can also arise in response to other common chronic pain syndromes, such as endometriosis, irritable bowel disease, vulvodynia, and interstitial cystitis.
Patients with the following symptoms or diagnoses should be assessed by a pelvic floor physical therapist:
- Pain with intercourse
- Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
- Painful bowel movements
- Interstitial cystitis
- Pain with prolonged sitting