3Apr, 2018

Women’s Health and Physical Therapy

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Many women experience pelvic pain as well as urinary and/or bowel incontinence because they suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction. This dysfunction is the result of childbirth, pregnancy, chronic coughing, surgery, trauma, chronic constipation as well as aging. At Oklahoma Physical Therapy our women’s health physical therapist can help! A women’s health physical therapists understand how hormones impact a condition, injury or dysfunction as well as the recovery. They also understand that each woman is very different and their concerns can include anything from young athletes to postmenopausal women. For example, […]
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29Mar, 2018

Bladder and Bowel Dysfunctions

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Bladder and bowel dysfunctions are a common health problem affecting millions of Americans, mostly women. Due to the symptoms of bladder and bowel dysfunction, those who experience this dysfunction will choose to decrease their physical activity and social interactions. Can Physical Therapy Help? How do I know if I have a bladder or bowel dysfunction? The most common symptoms of bowel disorder are: Gas Diarrhea Bowel frequency, urgency or retention Constipation Rectal and/or abdominal pain Bloating Difficulty with initiation or incontinence Below is a list of the various types of […]
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25Feb, 2018

Women’s Health – Dyspareunia Treatment

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Dyspareunia Treatment Do you experience pain while having sex? Then you may have dyspareunia. Dyspareunia is recurrent or persistent pain with sexual activity and affects approximately 10% to 20% of women in the United This condition can easily hinder the relationship a woman has with her partner and at times creates pain at a time when you should be experiencing pleasure. Dyspareunia occurs mostly from tightness in the pelvic floor muscles. Some women experience dyspareunia due to a yeast infection, vaginal dryness or even after childbirth. There are two types […]
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22Feb, 2018

A Closer Look at Osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis is a common disease that affects people of any age and gender. However, women are at greater risk than men. Approximately 55% of Americans who are 50 and older are affected by this disease. Osteoporosis causes a thinning and weakening of the bones and thin bones are the cause of more than 1.5 million fractures each year in the United States. Let’s take a closer look at Osteoporosis. It is a bone disease that is characterized by low-bone density, decreased bone strength and a change in the bone structure. […]
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31Jan, 2018

Interstitial Cystitis (Painful Bladder Syndrome)

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Many people with interstitial cystitis (IC) and their physicians are turning to physical therapy to help ease IC symptoms and pain. Interstitial cystitis, also known as painful bladder syndrome, is a chronic condition that causes bladder pain, bladder pressure and sometimes pelvic pain. The pain can range from mild discomfort to severe. The muscular, hollow organ that stores urine is your bladder. The urgency to pee happens when the bladder is full and expands signaling the brain through the pelvic nerves that it is time to pee. However, with interstitial cystitis the signals get […]
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