An estimated 15 million women in the U.S. experience problems relating to incontinence, as well as pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, pelvic dysfunction, spinal pain, and pre and post pregnancy concerns. Our Women’s Health therapy programs help address these problems and more.
Some goals of women’s health therapy are:
- Restore independence and function.
- Return individuals to a productive life within the home and work environments.
- Improve overall quality of life.
- Eliminate or manage pain.
- Teach lifestyle changes to prevent dysfunction and/or re-injury.
- Provide education to women throughout all cycles of their life.
- Programs and Features
In this program, our specially trained therapists assist pre- and post-partum patients in minimizing the undesirable effects of pregnancy on the back and extremities. The program includes teaching them safe exercises and how to practice good posture and body usage, as well as various modalities and manual techniques. It is designed to relieve cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sciatica, and pelvic pain disorders as well as helping to manage overuse injuries.
Using treatments such as therapeutic exercise, biofeedback, and patient education, the Pelvic Floor Strengthening Program helps patients retrain pelvic floor muscles and impact the issues that occur as a result of weakness in these muscles such as low back pain and urinary incontinence.
Patients are taught how to manage pain and increase their ability to perform the activities of daily living through strength and endurance training, improving posture, and identifying risk factors.
Our fibromyalgia program is designed to empower patients through graduated exercise while considering the needs of each individual patient.
Patients are educated on how to minimize abdominal insufficiency and its functional impact after childbirth.
Through strengthening exercises and therapeutic modalities our spinal program is designed to address the unique needs of the female spine throughout every phase of life.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Rehabilitation focused on strengthening the pelvic floor muscles which provides support for the pelvic organs. Specifically designed to minimize symptoms of pain and discomfort resulting from prolapse through a customized exercise program.
TheraWest has a dedicated team who will work with you to provide a comprehensive treatment plan for your conditions. Together we can develop an appropriate treatment and exercise program to combat these conditions.
“When my physician recommended physical therapy for my stress incontinence as an alternative to bladder surgery, I was really skeptical and very uncertain about the experience. All my fears were laid to rest at my initial visit to TheraWest.
And the results are amazing! I am so pleased to no longer suffer from the embarrassment of stress incontinence.”
– Jennifer D.