Women's Health Physical Therapy
Talking about vaginal pain, incontinence and other similar conditions can be embarrassing. You feel like you might be the only person with this problem so you should just learn to live with it. However, pain is never normal and our Northwestern Medical Group Physical Therapy team can help. We'll listen to your needs and develop a treatment plan to help you regain the things you thought were lost.
Our physical therapists evaluate and treat patients with symptoms of urinary incontinence that include increased urinary frequency and/or leaking with coughing/sneezing, lifting, exercise or a strong urge.
These symptoms may be a result of weak or tight pelvic floor muscles, poor muscle coordination, abdominal strength or bladder habits. Treatments may include muscle reeducation, strengthening weak pelvic floor muscles, soft tissue massage, bladder health education, biofeedback and core stabilization.
Our physical therapists evaluate and treat many symptoms of pelvic pain including abdominal pain, groin pain, pain with intercourse, vulvar irritation, difficulty with urination/defecation and bladder pain.
Pelvic muscle tension, weakness and poor muscle coordination may cause pelvic pain and may be a result of scar tissue restriction due to surgeries, a history of poor bladder/bowel habits, spine and pelvic joint dysfunction and episiotomy or tears from deliveries.
Treatments may include muscle reeducation, strengthening and/or relaxation of pelvic floor muscles, postural education, soft tissue massage, lumbosacral alignment through muscle energy techniques, biofeedback and dilator use.
Perinatal Musculoskeletal Dysfunction
Our physical therapists address the musculoskeletal components of pregnancy and postpartum issues, including incontinence, pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and prenatal joint/muscle dysfunction.
Weakness, poor muscle coordination, abdominal strength or bladder habits may also contribute to musculoskeletal dysfunction.
The therapists can identify muscles, joints and/or nerves contributing to pain and recommend modifications of posture and review proper body mechanics/bowel/bladder habits. Other treatments include soft tissue massage, muscle energy techniques, stretching and core stabilization.
Northwestern Medical Group Physical Therapists Can Also Treat
Most issues with medical necessity are covered by insurance. Check your policy to confirm.