Maybe you’ve heard of it, but you weren’t sure what it meant. Maybe you were too embarrassed to look it up or ask. Women’s health PT is a specialized area of physical therapy that can encompass A LOT of different diagnoses throughout a woman’s lifespan.
A women’s health physical therapist goes through additional training to evaluate and treat conditions specific to women. These may include:
The goal of women’s health physical therapy is to restore normal function, relieve your pains, restore your confidence, and get you back doing the activities you enjoy.
WHO NEEDS A WOMEN’S HEALTH THERAPIST?
Women from all walks of life can experience pelvic floor dysfunction. I see a lot of women post-childbirth, women who are post-menopausal, and every stage in between. Some patients come to me following a car accident, surgery, or sports injury.
Maybe this doesn’t seem to apply to you because you don’t have kids or haven’t been injured or haven’t gone through menopause. Even women who haven’t experienced these changes can have pelvic floor dysfunction. Luckily pelvic floor rehab can provide relief.
WHAT IS THE PELVIC FLOOR?
The pelvic floor is a group of striated muscles that attach from your pubic bone to the coccyx (tailbone) and in between your ischial tuberosities (“sit bones”). It makes up the “floor” of your core, so it has an important role in:
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
While these conditions are not life-threatening, they can be distracting. Pelvic Floor Dysfunction can interfere with your everyday life and limit your ability to be active and participate in activities.
The good news? Women’s Health Physical Therapy at Zenergy Physical Therapy can help! There’s no need to be embarrassed. Pelvic Floor Dysfunction is common and treatable. Stop dealing with pain and discomfort. Get relief. By addressing the symptoms and the cause, we can restore strength to your pelvic floor and ultimately free you from the symptoms that keep you from living your best life.