If you are struggling with incontinence, urinary and fecal leakage, prolapse pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction or pre- and post-partum pain or dysfunction, physical therapy may be able to help. Our team also specializes in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal issues common in women, including back pain, knee pain, osteoporosis and arthritis.
Can you benefit from physical therapy?
Many people believe these conditions are a normal part of the aging process, but they are not! If you experience any of the following symptoms, it is important to discuss them with your physician or therapist. These symptoms may include:
- Leakage of urine with a cough, sneeze or laugh
- Increase in urinary frequency throughout the day and night
- Having difficulty making it to the bathroom without leakage
- Feelings of heaviness or pressure throughout the abdomen at rest or with increased activity
- Inability to engage in intercourse due to pain
- Chronic constipation
- Difficulty fully voiding bladder or bowl
Our team believes in a holistic approach that addresses a patient’s physical, mental and emotional needs. Following a medical examination by your physician, our therapists will customize a program for you that includes both behavioral and therapeutic treatment.
While every patient will have an individualized plan, therapy may consist of many different treatment approaches, including:
- Comprehensive evaluation of lumbar, spine, abdominal musculature and pelvic floor musculature
- Techniques to train your bladder through behavior modification
- Evaluation of your fluid and dietary intake, as well as bowel and bladder habits
- Suggestion for reducing bladder and bowel irritability
- Pelvic floor muscle training for strengthening or down training through biofeedback or relaxation techniques
- Accessory muscle training, including abdomen and hips
- Manual therapy techniques for muscle activation or pain relief
- Modalities for pain relief
- Positions to assist with labor and delivery
- Instructions for lifting and carrying your baby