Women’s Health is a specialty subdivision of physical therapy services that pertain specifically to the needs of women. Some common groups that may seek the service of a women’s health provider include: young female athletes, pre-natal and postpartum women, women undergoing menopause, women with pelvic pain/pelvic floor dysfunction, and women seeking lymphedema care.
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy is an integral part of care for women, and therapists treating pelvic floor issues are required to undergo rigorous training beyond the basic physical therapy skills. Pelvic floor PT is a non-invasive process of evaluating and treating musculoskeletal conditions in the pelvic region.
Women requiring pelvic floor physical therapy may be experiencing:
How are pelvic floor treatments performed?
When necessary, pelvic floor treatments are performed in the privacy of an independent treatment room. Depending on preference, patients have the right to bring a second person (i.e. a family member or a parent,) along to the treatment session.
Do I need a prescription from my doctor to receive pelvic floor treatment?
Yes, we require you to have a physician's prescription for pelvic floor treatment.
Do I have to have an internal treatment as a pelvic floor patient?
Pelvic floor physical therapy does not automatically mean internal treatments. Depending on the condition seen for, some pelvic floor conditions can be treated externally as well. This will be determined by your treating therapist during your evaluation.
What do I need to bring for my visit?
Patients are encouraged to come in comfortable clothing for exercises and stretching.
What if I have my menstrual cycle during my appointment?
Patient do not have to reschedule appointments during their menstrual cycle. Patients have the choice to continue receiving pelvic floor treatments with personal hygiene products provided by the therapist.