There are many issues that relate specifically to women in which physical therapy can help. At Peak Physical Therapy & Sports Performance we have dedicated programs for these conditions. The physical therapists within the program have specialized training in women’s health and wellness and can address these needs with individualized care. Please read further to see if Peak Physical Therapy & Sports Performance can help you.
Our Women’s Health program is located in a private and discreet clinic headed by our Director of Women’s Health, Sue McCarthy PT, and is designed to treat patients challenged by issues such as:
Bladder and Urinary dysfunction: Including: Urinary incontinence, urgency, frequency, hesitancy, and retention, bladder pain, interstitial cystitis (IC), and recurrent bladder infections (UTIs)
Bowel dysfunction: Including: constipation, accidental bowel leakage, urgency, and Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ulcerative colitis, abdominal bloating
Pelvic Pain: Including: Myofascial pelvic pain, painful intercourse (dyspareunia), pudendal neuralgia, levator ani syndrome, vulvadynia, vaginissmus, tailbone pain (coccygodynia).
Breast Cancer Rehab: Including: Scar tissue post surgical and radiation treatments, frozen shoulder, reduced upper body strength and function, postural deficits
Pregnancy and Postpartum Rehab: Including: Low back pain, sacroiliac dysfunctions, piriformis syndrome, sciatica, abdominal muscle separation (diastasis recti)
Endometriosis: Including abdominal and pelvic pain, adhesion pain
Infertility: Including mechanical scar and adhesion restrictions, pelvic floor muscle disfunction
Pelvic organ prolapse: Including: bladder prolapse (cystocele), rectal prolapse and rectocele, uterine prolapse, small intestine prolapse (enterocele)
Abdominal and pelvic surgery rehab: Including: Scar tissue pain and restrictions, reduced core strength and function, postural deficits
Physical therapy for women’s health begins with a thorough evaluation to identify the source of the problem. Your therapist will then develop an individual treatment plan that may include education and ongoing exercise to ensure the optimum result
Pelvic Floor Muscle Training: Physical training to assist the patient in focusing on and isolating muscles in the pelvic floor to develop strength. Your therapist will coach you to perform contractions that build control and endurance.
Urinary incontinence can be characterized by urine loss with exertion or with a sense of urgency. UI affects 30-60% of middle aged and older women as well as 15-30% of younger women. In the past, the only solution was surgery or medication, so it’s not a surprise that many women suffered in silence. Today we have state-of-the- art treatment plans including biofeedback and exercise techniques to help women experiencing this condition.
Treatments for Breast Cancer can cause many debilitating issues that physical therapy can address. A thorough evaluation is necessary to determine the extent of the issues that may or may not include frozen(stiff) shoulders, reduced upper body strength and function, scar tissue, postural deficits, and lymphedema. Your therapist can identify these issues and develop an individualized program to regain your function
Osteoporosis is without symptoms; a condition that is characterized by a decrease in bone mass that can weaken bones, increasing risk of fracture. In many cases, you may not know that you have it until you fracture a bone in your body. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, 50% of people with fractures will not regain their quality of life. Your therapist can help you with prevention and strategies to reduce risk of injury through exercise and posture/body mechanics training.
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