Many women suffer from common issues, such as pelvic pain, incontinence and other similar conditions. Women’s health issues can be detrimental to mental, physical and social health, interfering with one’s lifestyle and enjoyment. However, you are not alone, and the good news is that you can be helped with the right physical therapy treatments.
How Can Physical Therapy Help Me?
Pregnancy and Postpartum Musculoskeletal Dysfunction
Pregnancy demands a tremendous amount out of a women’s body. Changes in posture, muscle strength, ligament stability and pelvic alignment, can leave lasting, painful changes such as pelvic or back pain. However, having a child doesn’t mean that you have to live with the painful changes forever, and most women can have significant improvements in their pain and function with physical therapy.
Our physical therapists address the women’s health musculoskeletal components of pregnancy and postpartum issues, including:
- Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction
- Prenatal joint/muscle dysfunction
Weakness, poor muscle coordination, abdominal strength or bladder habits may also contribute to musculoskeletal dysfunction.
After evaluating the muscles, joints and/or nerves contributing to pain, our therapists will recommend modifications of posture and review proper body mechanics/bowel/bladder habits. Other treatments include women’s health specific soft tissue massage, mobilization, stretching and core stabilization.
If you suffer from any of the issues above, know that we are here to help you achieve results discreetly, and return you to the activities you love.
Contact us today at Valley Rehab Center to discover how we can help you and talk to one of our physical therapists today.