Women’s Health

Restore Your Confidence

Women’s Health is a branch of therapy that covers a wide range of medical conditions that affect women throughout life. It specifically includes pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, diastasis recti (separation of abdominal muscles) and prolapse. Advanced Physical Therapy’s Women’s Health program provides comfortable and private, one-on-one treatment with a highly-trained, female specialist. Whether preventative or restorative, our treatment plans are always developed to produce the best possible results for you.

Did you know that 1 in 4 women report experiencing some form of pelvic floor disorder, including moderate to severe symptoms of urinary incontinence, pelvic prolapse, or pelvic pain? Unfortunately, many women do not know that there are private and effective treatment options available. The best thing to do if you are experiencing any of these issues is to talk about it! Share your concerns with trusted friends and health care providers. You may be surprised by how many other women in your life share your experiences. Understand that while these disorders are common, they are not normal and you do not have to continue living with them.

1 in 7 American women, ages 18-50, experience pelvic pain. Common conditions include: coccyx, groin, or sacroiliac pain; pain with penetration, genital, vulvar, or perineal pain; difficulty voiding or defecating, sleeping, and sitting. Thankfully there are solutions to these problems. Our advanced treatment plans include a combination of therapies aimed at decreasing your pain and increasing function. You will work closely with your therapist to set goals and achieve them, getting you back to feeling comfortable and confident.

Many women experience bladder leakage, whether after having children, during exercise, or just day-to-day activities. Bladder leakage is a very common disorder, but it is not normal for your body. Using a variety of conservative techniques including bladder retraining, pelvic floor strengthening/relaxation, core exercise, manual techniques, and patient education, our Women’s Health specialist will help you restore your body’s natural function.

Bowel incontinence is a condition that can drastically affect one’s quality of life. Pelvic floor rehabilitation has been used successfully to treat bowel incontinence, significantly improving bowel function. Other conservative treatments used in addition to pelvic floor rehab include dietary modifications and behavioral bowel retraining.

Though pregnancy is a beautiful time in a woman’s life, women often suffer from low back, sacroiliac, nerve, and/or pelvic pain. At Advanced Physical Therapy, we provide manual therapies, safe exercise, adaptive techniques, and maternity belt fitting to decrease pain and maximize comfort during pregnancy.

Diastasis recti is the separation of the abdominal muscles that can occur during pregnancy. About 2/3 of pregnant women experience some level diastasis recti. After delivery some bodies cannot fully recover without additional assistance. If left untreated, it could lead to other conditions such as low back pain, difficulty breathing and urinary incontinence. Emotionally it can be very impactful, and many women are left thinking this is just the way their body will be. Thankfully, this is not the case! Working with our specialist you will see a rapid recovery through the combination of neuromuscular electrical stimulation and abdominal strengthening.

Pelvic organ prolapse is the herniating or drooping of one or more of the pelvic organs. Pelvic organs that can prolapse are the bladder, uterus, vagina, small bowel, and rectum. Prolapse most frequently occurs after childbirth, hysterectomies, and menopause; affecting women of all ages. Strengthening the pelvic floor muscles is key to restoring proper organ placement.