Women have unique health concerns which can be greatly helped and often eliminated by physical therapy. These include low-back pain, urinary incontinence, pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic pain, menstrual cramping (dysmenorrhea), fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, and prenatal and postpartum issues.
Physical Therapy for Women: Specialized Help for Women's Health Concerns
Help for "Leaky Bladder" Issues
For example, the inability to predict or stop urine flow (from drops to ounces) is a common disorder experienced by more than 17 million females of all ages. Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of bladder control. There are many causes of urinary incontinence (pregnancy, surgery, overweight, etc.).
A variety of diseases, diabetes among them, can also contribute to compromised bladder control. Often difficult to manage, it can lead to embarrassment, frustration, isolation, and depression.
You don’t have to live with urinary incontinence – it is not a hopeless condition. Urinary incontinence is not a disease or a “normal part of the aging process.” It is a symptom of an underlying condition or problem, which can be solved with the help of a skilled physical therapist and an effective treatment program.
Help for Lower Back Pain During Pregnancy
Pregnant women often suffer from lower back problems and pain. This is usually caused by the extra weight and stress on the muscles of the abdomen. Physical therapy can help strengthen these muscles and those that support the lower back.
After delivery, there may be musculoskeletal issues and sacroiliac problems caused by the tightening of pelvic muscles postpartum. We address and correct these problems with core exercises to repair and strengthen the affected areas.
As a patient at Neil King Physical Therapy, you will receive personal attention in a safe and compassionate environment. Our team of experienced, professional therapists takes a personal interest in our patients’ well-being.