Did you know that there are physical therapists who specialize in treating conditions that affect women? This is an important area of specialty because there are several conditions that women are more prone to than men. Women should have access to specialty services across the broad spectrum of health care, and physical therapy is no exception.
At Alliance, our team of physical therapy clinics across the country are proud to have specialists who provide physical therapy for women’s health needs. Let’s explore more into what they can do for you.
What can women’s physical therapy treat?
Men and women have different physiological builds. As a result, women are more prone to certain conditions than men, including:
- Pelvic pain — The pelvic region contains a group of muscles known as the pelvic floor muscles. Chronic conditions, injuries, and tense or weak muscles can cause pain in this area. Often, this makes it difficult to perform daily tasks that involve movement and can cause discomfort during sexual intercourse.
- Urinary incontinence — Your bladder movements are controlled by the pelvic floor muscles. When the muscles are weakened or injured, you may experience urinary incontinence as a side effect.
- Osteoporosis — Osteoporosis is a condition that causes the bones to become more brittle and vulnerable to fractures or injury. It develops when the body draws calcium and nutrients out of the bones quicker than they can be replaced. This is common in women due to calcium deficiency that is common as women age, which means the bones struggle to replace any calcium they lose.
These are but a few of the conditions that women’s physical therapy helps to treat. Specialists in women’s physical therapy also help with:
- Pregnancy-related issues
- Abdominal pain
- Painful intercourse
- Post-mastectomy and post-hysterectomy therapy
What can you expect from women’s physical therapy?
Physical therapists approach each treatment with a case-by-case process. Women who work with an Alliance physical therapist can always expect a personalized treatment that focuses on their needs. With us, you will never receive a cookie-cutter treatment.
As part of the treatment process, your physical therapist will examine your condition to identify the source of your pain. Then they will review other relevant information, such as age, weight and medical history. With everything they learn during their assessment, your physical therapist will be able to develop a personalized treatment routine to help you reach your recovery goals.
What is involved with each treatment varies depending on your needs and individual factors, but you can generally expect some form of:
- Therapeutic exercises
- Gentle stretches
- Posture guidance
- Soft tissue mobilization
- Joint mobilization
- Patient education
Contact an Alliance physical therapist today for women’s physical therapy
Do you want help from a physical therapist who understands your specific needs as a woman? Our team at Alliance has you covered. We have specialists across the nation who are ready to work with you to help you reduce your pain and reach your recovery goals. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.