Chesapeake Urology's women's health physical therapists specialize in the evaluation and treatment of women’s personal health conditions. Because physical therapists are an integral part of the healthcare team, we partner with In Balance Physical Therapy and Pelvic Health and other PT providers, who are specialists in non-surgical and non-medication therapies for the treatment of women’s pelvic and urologic disorders.
Physical therapy is often a woman's first line of defense against pelvic floor disorders and plays a significant part in a woman's overall treatment plan.
urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic pain can make many women feel isolated, as many women do not know who to turn to for help. Many women are relieved to find help in the hands of a women's health physical therapist.
Pelvic floor disorders such as
Physical therapists that specialize in women's pelvic floor disorders are trained to identify and treat the underlying causes of your symptoms and pain. While medications can temporarily mask and/or alleviate symptoms, physical therapy gets to the root cause of your problem. Our physical therapists take the time to perform comprehensive physical evaluations and diagnostics to determine the underlying cause of your symptoms so you can receive the proper treatment that will restore function and quality of life for the long term.
What types of women’s health conditions do physical therapists treat?
Patients who are referred to women’s health physical therapists have conditions that include:
Working with experienced physical therapists we can also provide our patients with non-surgical treatment for complex conditions including patients with spinal cord injuries, musculoskeletal issues and patients with neuromuscular disorders including Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.
Physical Therapists Offer Advanced Tools for Managing Women’s Health Issues
As a first line therapy for female pelvic floor disorders, physical therapists utilize advanced techniques for effective treatment, including:
- Extensive evaluation of female pelvic floor conditions including urinary incontinence, neurogenic bladder, chronic pelvic pain, and interstitial cystitis
- Patient education on proper diet, breathing, daily fluid intake and toileting postures
- Instruction on performing pelvic floor muscle exercises properly for optimal results
- Manual therapy to include: strain/counterstrain, positional release, scar mobilization, MFR, trigger point releases, fascial releases, neural tension stretching
- Electrical stimulation- internal and external
- Therapy modalities include heat, ICE, US
- Extensive home education program including patient education and resources for further information