What is Women’s Health Physical Therapy?
Women’s bodies are complex, and beautifully different from men. There are many conditions that affect us in different ways than they affect men. Women’s Health Physical Therapy is a specialization within the field of physical therapy designed to identify and treat issues that impact women – including pregnancy, postpartum and menopause complications, bladder and pelvic floor dysfunction, breast cancer recovery, and other urogynecological disorders. Women’s Health Physical Therapy is closely related to Pelvic Physical Therapy, which focuses on dysfunction of the pelvic floor as it impacts bladder and bowel function and the function of other pelvic organs like the uterus and prostate.
Women’s health and pelvic physical therapists deal with very sensitive issues – problems surrounding sexual function, bladder/bowel function, childbirth and menopause. In the United States, women are often not aware of the availability of conservative treatment options for these problems because they avoid discussing them with their doctor, friends, or family. Even many physicians are unaware of the benefits of Women’s Health/Pelvic Therapy, despite the existence of plenty of research supporting physical therapy as an effective conservative treatment option for these conditions.
As a women’s health specialty clinic, SHEFit provides a safe, private environment where you can discuss your concerns and work with a qualified Doctor of Physical Therapy to address these sensitive issues. We use natural treatment methods including exercise, muscular strengthening, stretching, massage, relaxation, and biofeedback to restore mobility, strength and function to the muscles, nerves, and organs that cause your symptoms. SHEFit is devoted to providing you with undivided, one-on-one attention at every visit, empowering you to recover and win your life back.
If you are suffering from any of these issues please do not lose hope!