Women’s health is a specialty in healthcare that includes treatments specific to the female body. Although women’s health can be treated in all fields, it is not commonly known that physical therapy can be an integral part of a woman’s health care team. Our goal is to provide the highest quality of therapy in order to respond to women’s needs throughout their life cycle.
Physical therapists with experience in Women’s Health provide the latest evidence-based physical therapy services to everyone from young athletes and childbearing women to peri-menopausal mothers. The goal is to use minimally invasive techniques and exercises to improve quality of life for women through a range of improvements from increased continence to decreased pain. Our ultimate goal is to give you control over your body, reduce the use of medications and prevent the possible need for surgery.
Our Women’s Health Centers of Excellence focus specifically on disorders in the female body system to include disorders such as:
- Postpartum pelvic pain. After giving birth, it is common for new mothers to experience strained muscles and/or connective tissue damage in their pelvic floor. Pelvic floor rehabilitation helps in reducing pain, in addition to strengthening any damaged muscles or tissues.
- Pain following abdominal surgery. If you are recovering from a recent surgical procedure, pelvic floor rehabilitation can help in breaking up scar tissue, improving strength, and regaining range of motion in your abdomen/pelvic region.
- Endometriosis. Endometriosis can affect the bones, muscles, ligaments, and nerves in the pelvic region. Pelvic floor rehabilitation can help reduce the pain and bloating that you may be experiencing with endometriosis, in addition to strengthening the pelvic floor muscles.
- Urinary frequency or leakage. A physical therapist can help determine the root of your problem with urinary incontinence, rather than simply treating the symptoms. Pelvic floor rehabilitation will focus on strengthening the muscles under your bladder in order to treat and eliminate incontinence issues.
- Constipation. Pelvic floor rehabilitation can loosen and relax the muscles in your pelvic and anal areas, which can help relieve and eliminate constipation.
A specially trained Women’s Health Physical Therapist is the ideal provider to help you gain control over your symptoms because many symptoms of urinary incontinence are caused by pelvic floor muscle weakness and dysfunction, both easily treatable with physical therapy.
Physical therapists are additionally trained to evaluate and treat joint dysfunction, muscle tightness, weakness or imbalance in muscle groups, and nerve entrapment- all potential signs of pelvic pain. Our South Carolina and Georgia physical therapists trained specifically in the area of pelvic health can identify the possible generators of pelvic pain and develop a treatment plan specific to the patient. Request an appointment at Georgialina Physical Therapy in Evans, Augusta, Grovetown, Hephzibah, Martinez, Savannah, Thomson, Braselton, GA & Aiken, North Augusta, Fort Mill, SC centers today and improve your quality of life.