Women’s health physical therapy — three ways it helps

From pregnancy, to menopause to an increased risk of osteoporosis, women have a number of unique health needs that can require specialized care from a physical therapist. With pregnancy in particular, women often deal with new aches, pains and sensations on a daily basis, all while caring for a quickly growing new person inside of them. Working with a qualified physical therapist can help make your body more prepared for this journey while increasing your ability to stay functional. 

The same goes for age-related health concerns. While no one can turn back the biological clock, a women’s health physical therapy program can help ease your discomfort and better manage the changes your body is undergoing. As you take a few moments to read over the following guide to the benefits of this specialized branch of physical therapy, don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you have about our service offerings. 

Here is how women’s health physical therapy can benefit you

The exact course of physical therapy treatment you receive will vary on a case-by-case basis. To deliver the individualized care you require, your therapist will review your health and treatment history and ask questions about any symptoms you’re experiencing or movement problems you have. With this information, you and your therapist can work together to develop a program that includes manual therapy, gentle stretches and strengthening exercises to accomplish the following women’s health goals: 

  1. A stronger core and pelvic floor — Using therapeutic exercises and pelvic floor rehabilitation, your therapist can help you better support this region of the body.
  2. Increased range of motion — Pregnancy can come with limited mobility, which can be particularly difficult for women who have to work through pregnancy. Physical therapy can increase flexibility for improved functioning.
  3. Stronger bones — To help prevent and treat osteoporosis, physical therapists who specialize in women’s health can prescribe exercises designed to strengthen the musculoskeletal system. 

Additionally, you can expect to receive education and instruction on healthy lifestyle choices and at-home exercises you can perform to supplement your in-clinic sessions. 

Experience the Back in Motion difference for women’s health needs

Our compassionate team has extensive experience in women’s health physical therapy, and we understand the critical role that personal rapport and comfort plays in your treatment. We will ensure that you work with a therapist who matches your personal needs and preferred style of treatment. Physical therapy should be a collaborative process, and we will do everything we can to help you feel at ease with your care. 

To learn more and schedule your appointment, contact us today.