There are many changes that can occur during pregnancy. Joint hypermobility, changes in posture, weakness, and swelling can all cause pain. Prolonged labor, caesarean sections, and large episiotomies can also cause issues. All these conditions can be treated by a Women’s Health Physical Therapist.
Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
The pelvic floor consists of muscles which form a sling from the pubic bone to the tail bone. Like all the muscles of the body, pelvic floor muscles can weaken or spasm. They can be injured from surgery, prolonged or complicated labor, or from other trauma.
Due to the close proximity and functions of the pelvic floor muscles, bladder symptoms are usually present. These symptoms often interfere with your daily life and can be painful or embarrassing to deal with.
Pelvic floor rehabilitation is the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction by a physical therapist who specializes in women’s health physical therapy.
During your first visit, your therapist will speak to you about your symptoms. A full evaluation will be performed by observing muscle strength and endurance, intact sensation and myofascial trigger points. This could include both internal and external evaluations. Your treatment may consist of behavior modification activities, exercises, and/or pain management techniques based on your symptoms and the results of your evaluation.
At Advanced Physical Therapy, we treat the following Women’s Health Conditions:
- Urinary Incontinence
- Chronic Pelvic Pain
- Levator Ani Syndrome
- Pelvic Floor Tension Myalgia
- Pudendal Neuralgia
- Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome
- SI Joint Dysfunction
- Pre-natal/Post-partum Care
Here is what our patients have to say about the treatments:
“After visiting 40+ OB/GYN’s, one took time to refer me to a women’s health physical therapist…… I now tell all my friends and family that there is an answer to the pain issues that have interfered with romance, PMS, and gynecological pains.” – C.B.
“When I was referred to therapy for painful intercourse I thought the doctor was nuts. I was very pleasantly surprised when in a very short period of time I saw great improvement. In 6 short painless weeks I was back to enjoying my husband.” – D.E.
“Therapy was one of the best things I have done. The results have been wonderful. I was hesitant at first when my doctor suggested physical therapy, but my therapist was great. She helped to make it a more comfortable experience and the results of therapy have been amazing.” – L.S.
“I went from going to the bathroom 12+ times a day to 6-7 times per day……I was most likely preventing surgery for my prolapsed bladder. I would highly recommend any woman having similar issues to try PT for women’s health – It is a life changer.” – S.H.
“At my 1st appointment, I was made comfortable as all my questions and concerns were addressed….. The physical therapy itself was simple yet effective…..It truly made a difference in my quality of life.” – C.B.
“When my doctor said he is going to refer me to physical therapy for my issues with my bladder, I was rather skeptical. Physical therapy for my bladder? He must be crazy, I thought. How could physical therapy help me? Well seven weeks later, I am a believer for this type of physical therapy.” – H.T.