Women’s Health

Women's Health

One on One Physical Therapy provides women’s health services that address the health care needs that are unique to women across the lifespan. This may focus on pelvic floor dysfunction, or it may emphasize treatment for other diagnoses, including pregnancy and post-partum impairments, osteoporosis, breast cancer and post-mastectomy care.

Pelvic floor dysfunction affects the muscles that control bowel/bladder and sexual function. Impairments in length, strength, endurance and tone may lead to pelvic pain, pain with intercourse, incontinence and a number of other problems. Common conditions include incontinence, urgency/frequency, vulvodynia, vestibulitis, interstitial cystitis, pudendal neuralgia, pain with intercourse (dyspareunia), bowel dysfunction, coccygodynia and sacroiliac joint dysfunction.

The childbearing year brings a number of rapid changes in the body and with them the potential for pain and functional limitations. Post-partum instruction in exercise progression is often helpful and sometimes necessary to allow women to return to their pre-baby level of function.

Osteoporosis, while silent, makes a tremendous impact on the bone health of women and men as the disease progresses. Proper exercise instruction can reduce the degree of bone loss in patients with osteoporosis and can help prevent development of osteoporosis in those with risk factors for the disease.

Research shows that exercise can be helpful in the long-term prevention of functional limitations in soft tissue mobility, range of motion, muscle strength and cardiovascular endurance are common following mastectomy and reconstruction procedures.