Women’s Health

Prenatal/Post Partum Care

Women sometimes experience some discomfort during and after pregnancy, due to the hormonal and structural changes that occur in the body to accommodate the growing baby. Pregnancy-related conditions that can be treated with physical therapy include back pain, sciatica, neck pain, hip pain, pelvic pain, and incontinence. Treatment includes Manual Therapy, Posture Correction, Therapeutic exercise, Prevention/Correction of Diastasis Recti (separation of the rectus abdominus muscles), and pelvic stabilization.

Pelvic Rehabilitation

Physical therapists can treat pelvic pain and urinary/bowel disorders that are caused by problems with the muscles, joints or nerves that are in the pelvis. Poor alignment at the pelvis, muscle strain and scarring from injury or surgery can cause problems not only in the pelvis but upward to the back, neck and arms or downward to the legs and feet. The therapist works directly inside the pelvis to balance muscle tension and correct joint alignment. Pelvic conditions that are commonly treated include:

  • Coccydinia (Tailbone Pain)
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Vulvodynia
  • Vestibulitis
  • Dysmenorrhea (painful menstrual periods)
  • Dyspareunia (painful sex)
  • Pudendal Neuralgia
  • Urinary Frequency
  • Urinary Urgency
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Fecal Incontinence