Women experience unique problems that may be helped by physical therapy:
- Back pain and other problems that occur during and after pregnancy.
- Urinary leakage and faecal incontinence resulting from weakening of the pelvic floor muscles and years of habit.
- Gynecological issues occurring in women of all ages.
- Biomechanical challenges and injuries unique to female athletes.
What to expect on your first visit
You will have a private evaluation which includes your medical history, a movement analysis, and an assessment of your posture, muscles and nerves.
What is the pelvic floor?
The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that help to support your pelvis, hips, spine and internal organs.
Just like other muscles of your body, dysfunction may result from injury or incorrect use.
It is important to keep these muscles healthy and functioning properly.
Pregnancy and Postpartum Care
- Mid- and lower-back pain
- Numbness or tingling in the arms or legs
- Foot pain and swelling
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Postpartum recovery
- Pelvic pain or muscle weakness
- Pain with intercourse
- Prolapse, pelvic-organ prolapse
- Urine loss associated with pressure and activity
- Urgency and frequency of urination
- Faecal incontinence and constipation
Treatment for Hip, Back and Pelvic Pain
- Education: Muscle anatomy and function
- Exercise: Stretching; Individualized exercise programs to increase function, strength and flexibility; Home exercise program
- Myofascial and soft-tissue release techniques
- Joint mobilizations
- Trigger point release