Tuesday
Dec222009

Womens Health 

It's no secret that women have unique medical needs. Doesn't it make sense that the medical professionals who serve women should have unique knowledge and experience? Therapists have a unique place when treating the rehabilitation needs of women. Musculoskeletal pain, treatment for pelvic and low back pain and incontinence, along with pre- and post- partum pelvic disorders are only a few of the issues that affect all aspects of a woman’s personal life. Many women do not realize treatment for their pain is available.  They have resolved themselves to the fact that their disorders could possibly last a lifetime. Inspirit Physical Therapy is committed to helping you regain an active, healthy lifestyle as quickly as possible.

Physical Therapy can benefit patients with functional limitations from pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause by reducing pain and improving function through evaluation, hands-on treatment, exercise and patient education. Eliza Andrews has advanced training in the evaluation and treatment of the muscles of the pelvic floor region in addition to over 17 years of clinical experience as a physical therapist.

Contact us to schedule a free screening and we will discuss how you can benefit from our specific treatment techniques.

Our Women’s Health Program includes

Pelvic Floor Pain and Dysfunction: Post-Surgical Gynecologic Pain and Weakness, Pelvic Floor Tension, Dyspareunia, Coccydynia, Pelvic floor tension or pain in the sling of muscles which support the bladder, uterus, and rectum can be caused by various muscle, joint, and nerve problems. Tension in the muscles of the pelvic floor, scars from childbirth, poor pelvic alignment, and weak muscles supporting the pelvis are a few of the causes of pelvic floor pain and dysfunction.  If you experience pain with sitting, urination, intercourse, or numbness and tingling in the vaginal region, you may be experiencing pelvic pain. Physical therapy can help through education, pelvic floor relaxation training, manual therapy, ultrasound, massage, and biofeedback to provide you with pain relief and a program designed specifically to treat your needs.

Urinary Incontinence: Stress, Urge or Mixed.  Incontinence is the loss of bladder or bowel control resulting in involuntary loss of urine or stool. Pelvic floor muscle weakness resulting in a loss of muscular support for the bladder, uterus or rectum may be the cause.  Types of incontinence may be termed stress, urgency, frequency, or mixed incontinence. If left untreated these can lead to depression, decreased job opportunities, social isolation, and decreased sexual activity. You may have tried Kegel exercises and/or medications. Physical therapy can help by supplementing what you're already doing and by teaching you ways to manage and control your symptoms. You can regain control through a personalized and supervised program using biofeedback training, exercises, relaxation techniques, and education regarding your particular symptoms.

Management of Musculoskeletal Dysfunctions of Pregnancy and Postpartum: Low Back Pain, Sacroiliac and Pubic Dysfunctions, Sciatica, Nerve Compression Syndromes, Round Ligament Pain, Diastasis Recti, Neck and Upper Back Pain, Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Weakness, Plantar Fasciitis, Postural Imbalances, Post-Cesarean Section Pain and Weakness...

Perimenopausal & Menopausal: Post-Hysterectomy Adhesions and Deconditioning, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Joint Pain, Fibromyalgia... Everyone's experience during menopause is unique. Our treatment programs are customized to address each and every individual personal need during this unfamiliar phase of your life.  Physical therapy can help by providing education and instruction in proper body mechanics and exercise, fitting of braces or orthotics, and treatments like moist heat and electrical stimulation to relieve pain. 

Management of Osteoporosis: Vertebral Fractures, Kyphotic Posture, Loss of Height, Back Pain, Respiratory Compromise...   Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become thin and brittle, and break more easily. Physical therapy can help by including incorporating balance and proprioception training, postural corrective exercise, breathing pattern education, soft tissue mobilization, weight-bearing resistive exercise, dynamic flexibility exercise, fall prevention, modalities, and the prescription of external supports.

Management of Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalagia is a chronic condition with persistent and widespread musculoskeletal pain along with specific tender points. A variety of symptoms, varying patient to patient, include generalized stiffness, fatigue, anxiety, and cognitive impairment. Physical therapy can help to reduce pain and promote function with a program of stretching and strengthening exercises, heat and cold modalities, and instruction in proper body mechanics to incorporate throughout daily activities.

Breast Cancer Rehabilitation: Following general or reconstructive surgery, a number of musculoskeletal dysfunctions may occur. They may include frozen shoulder/limited range of motion, weakness of the shoulders, and muscle imbalances.  We can educate and assist your restoration of pre-diagnosis activity levels. In addition, lymphedema may be present.  This is a persistent swelling of the arm. Lymphedema may occur weeks, months, or years after the initial injury. Physical Therapy exercise, massage, and custom-made compression bandaging and compression garments are among the treatment choices. 

Orthopedic and Sports Medicine: At Inspirit Physical Therapy, we provide patients with one-to-one care, leading-edge techniques, and individualized treatment plans in an encouraging environment. For women who desire this customized treatment, General Orthopedic/ Post-Operative Sports Injury Rehabilitation, Sport-Specific Biomechanical Assessment, Athletic and Conditioning Training is also available. 

 

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Contact Inspirit Therapy Associates

Phone: 920.338.9670
Fax: 920.338.9680
Email: feelbetter@inspiritpt.com

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Inspirit Therapy Associates
3208 East River Drive
Green Bay, WI 54301

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