Women face a range of health challenges over the course of life. Many of them are uncomfortable discussing these conditions with health care providers. Fortunately, physical therapists can help to alleviate most women’s health concerns without surgeries or prolonged use of medication.
At Oklahoma Physical Therapy, our specialist excels at understanding the unique health needs of every woman, as well as covering all the vital aspects of treatment to ensure a speedy resolution. We have helped many women to deal with incontinence, pelvic pain, lymphedema and more.
How Can Physical Therapy Help in Women’s Health?
The hormonal changes that are common during pregnancy and the physical demands of supporting the weight of a baby can alter a woman’s physiology significantly. Many women erroneously believe that such changes are permanent, but with proper physical training, they can be reversed. Physical therapy can help women of childbearing age in the following ways:
- Learning safe exercises before and after childbirth
- Improving pelvic muscle function
- Preventing/dealing with incontinence post-childbirth
- Improved overall flexibility
The start of menopause can trigger a wide range of changes in women, including weight gain. With physical therapy, different exercises can be designed to combat the negative impact of menopause. Some of the treatments focus on helping women to counter the weight gain using strength-and-balance-building exercises.
Women dealing with conditions such as incontinence and constipation often find it difficult to discuss the extent of their struggles with medical professionals. Others believe that some of these conditions cannot be treated. Expert women’s health physical therapists know how to bring the patients out of their shell and help them get the right solution for their urological conditions.
Pelvic Floor Problems
Painful sexual intercourse, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse are pelvic dysfunction issues common in many women. Physical therapists can create effective techniques that can help in tackling these issues in a non-invasive manner.
How We Can Help
Here at Oklahoma Physical Therapy, our women’s health therapists can provide lasting solutions for a wide range of women’s health-related problems, including urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, osteoporosis, lymphedema, constipation and more. Book an appointment today.