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Women’s health

Women today have health issues specific to them. They require a therapist with specialized skills, one who is trained to meet their needs. At our clinic, we have identified these needs and have therapists qualified to work with these women.

Areas of expertise

  • Musculoskeletal dysfunction
  • Pelvic pain and abdominal pain
  • Lymphedema
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Painful intercourse (dyspareunia)
  • OB patients with back pain/pelvic pain
  • Separated symphysis pubis
  • Generalized muscle weakness or atrophy (bedrest OB patient)
Regions Hospital - Rehabilitation Institute - Women's Health Issues

The type of treatment used emphasizes manual therapies. This may include:

  • Muscle energy
  • Craniosacral therapy
  • Visceral manipulation
  • Strain/counterstrain

Biofeedback is also available to assess specific muscular imbalances which may lead to dysfunction. Machines such as ultrasound and heat may also be used when needed. The patient will be instructed in appropriate home exercises and self-management techniques.

Pelvic pain syndromes

  • Vulvodynia (long-lasting vulvar pain)
  • Vulvar Vestibulitis (redness and pain of the vestibule)
  • Dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse)
  • Vaginismus (involuntary spasm of the muscles surrounding the vagina)
  • Interstitial Cystitis (long-term inflammation of the bladder wall)
  • Urethral Syndrome (long-term swelling and irritation of the urethra)
  • Frequency/urgency syndrome (frequent urination)
  • Pelvic floor tension myalgia (painful spasms of the pelvic floor)
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Includes pain located in left, right or bilateral lower abdominal quadrants