From pregnancy and childbearing years to menopause and beyond, each unique stage can take its toll on a woman’s body. This may include muscle and joint impairment, abdominal or pelvic pain, and more.
Many women live with pain, incontinence or other conditions because they don’t know it can be treated without surgery or medication. When your symptoms begin to limit or restrain you from everyday activities, you should consider looking for help.
Via Christi offers physical therapists specially trained in addressing the needs of women of all ages. Through a thorough evaluation and individualized treatment plan, we are able to treat various pelvic floor dysfunctions.
Incontinence of the bowel or bladder
- Stress incontinence is a loss of urine that is associated with an increase in pressure within the abdomen that momentarily puts physical stress on the pelvis. Examples include coughing, sneezing or laughing.
- Urge incontinence is a loss of urine that is associated with a sudden, strong desire to urinate that cannot be postponed – also known as overactive bladder.
Muscle or joint issues that develop during or after pregnancy
Physical therapy during the prenatal and postpartum periods can:
- Address spinal and pelvic joint dysfunction
- Provide exercises to address muscle weakness and imbalance
- Provide guidance and instruction related to modification of activities that may be difficult during these phases of life
- Post-surgical abdominal or pelvic pain
- Pelvic organ prolapse
Women’s health matters can feel awkward and uncomfortable to talk about. But rest assured that your physical therapist will keep your information confidential.
If you are experiencing things that just don’t feel quite right, call your primary care physician, gynecologist or urologist to find out if Women’s Health physical therapy is the right choice for you.
For more information, call 620-232-0178