Women’s Physical Therapy Specialists is dedicated to addressing special needs and health concerns of women including health challenges before, during, and after pregnancy as well as throughout menopause.

Treatments Offered at Women’s Physical Therapy Specialists

FERTILITY

FERTILITY THERAPY

Women undergoing fertility treatment may experience increased levels of stress, hormone fluctuation, and are often limited to specific activities. Physical therapy can be very beneficial in the reduction of many symptoms that accompany fertility therapy and can potentially assist in the fertility process.

Treatments may include:

  • Massage
  • Stress management and relaxation
  • Appropriate stretching and exercise programs
  • Pilates
  • Manual therapy and modalities

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PREGNANCY

Before, during and after pregnancy, women will experience a multitude of transformations in their bodies. As a result of changes in posture, weight and hormonal factors, women may suffer from pain or aching in the lower back, hips, ribs, wrists, groin and pelvic areas.

Treatments may include:

  • Patient education to address proper body mechanics as well as safe techniques for breastfeeding and baby care
  • Manual therapy and message
  • Stretching, therapeutic exercise, and Pilates
  • Use of maternity supports.


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CANCER

Women diagnosed with cancer or undergoing cancer treatments, such as radiation or chemotherapy, may experience inflammation, swelling, decreased range of motion, decreased levels of energy, and increased stress and anxiety. These along with a variety of other symptoms personal to each patient can be improved with physical therapy treatments designed to meet specific needs.

Treatments may include:

  • Lymphatic Massage to reduce inflammation and clear lymphatic system
  • Stretching to improve range of motion
  • Development of safe and appropriate exercise regimes
  • Massage & manual therapy
  • Pilates


LYMPHADEMA

LYMPHEDEMA

Lymphedema is a persistent swelling in any area of the body or limbs. It may occur as a result of a mastectomy, radiation therapy, surgeries, infection or scar formation when lymph nodes are damaged, removed or blocked. Lymphedema may occur weeks, months or years after the initial injury.

Treatments may include:

  • Manual lymph drainage massage
  • Decongestive exercise to improve lymph flow
  • Skin care to avoid infection
  • Self-care techniques
  • Referral for customized compression bandages/sleeves


INCONTINENCE

INCONTINENCE

Incontinence is the involuntary loss of bladder or bowel control due to pelvic floor weakness and can occur with menopausal women, pelvic nerve damage, athletes participating in high impact sports, as well as pregnancy.  It can also affect men after prostate cancer.

Treatment for men and women may include:

  • Extensive patient education,
  • Pelvic floor exercises
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Nutritional and behavior modifications for bowel and bladder habits
  • Biofeedback.

pelvic floorPELVIC FLOOR TENSION/PAIN

Pelvic floor tension or pain may be caused by muscle, nerve, or joint problems associated with the suspension of muscles that support the bladder, uterus, and rectum. Patients may experience pain during intercourse, difficulty sitting, or hip and abdomen pain.

Treatment may include:

  • Pelvic floor relaxation training
  • Manual therapy
  • Biofeedback.

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