Women's Health

Women’s Health

Women’s health spans an age range from teenagers and young athletes through their childbearing, menopause, and into their elderly years. Women’s health issues include pre-natal/post-partum care, pelvic pain, incontinence, endometriosis, irritable bowel syndrome, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia and musculoskeletal injuries.

Women’s Health Concerns

  • Pre-natal/post-partum care
  • Low back pain
  • Frequent urination
  • Back pain
  • Leg edema
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Constipation
  • Lymphedema
  • Post-mastectomy
  • Endometriosis
  • Infertility
  • Bladder Disorders
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Pelvic floor organ prolapse
  • Urinary incontinence including urgency, frequency, retention

Musculoskeletal

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Compression Bandaging

Bowel Disorders

  • Constipation / Diarrhea
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disorders
  • Pelvic floor organ prolapse

Sexual Dysfunctions

  • Dyspareunia
  • Endometriosis
  • Lichens Planus
  • Lichens Sclerosus
  • Pelvic Congestion
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Vaginismus
  • Vulvar Vestibulitis
  • Vulvodynia

Physical Therapy Treatments for Women’s Health Conditions

Our physical therapists offer Women’s Health services and expert therapy for pelvic health and obstetrical care. Treatment can often address the cause of issues and improve your quality of life. Our goal is to provide you with expert care in a comfortable atmosphere with plenty of patient education, so you’re at ease right from the start. We encourage treatment to be multidisciplinary and holistic. We offer help with stress management, nutritional counseling, massage therapy, support groups and psychological services.

External and internal manual therapy including:

  • myofascial release and trigger point release
  • visceral manipulation
  • connective tissue manipulation
  • electrical stimulation
  • transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
  • heat and cold therapy

We offer an innovative approach to women’s physical therapy in a peaceful, supportive environment— that’s designed by women for women.

Better Care for Better Quality of Life

Millions of women suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction which can lead to urinary and/or bowel incontinence and pelvic pain. Pregnancy, childbirth, chronic constipation, chronic coughing, surgery, trauma and aging can cause pelvic floor muscle tension, incoordination and weakness. Physical therapy may help!

At Libre Physical Therapy, we understand the intimacy of these issues. Our specialty-trained healthcare professionals are devoted to treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions by providing one-on-one care and customized treatment programs in a discreet and comfortable environment.

The physical therapists at Libre provide expert treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction and obstetrical care.

Here are some of the many conditions we treat:

  • Difficulty tolerating a pelvic examination
  • Low back pain during pregnancy
  • Weakened core strength or discomfort following delivery
  • Discomfort during or following sexual intimacy
  • Loss of bowel/bladder control when coughing, laughing or sneezing
  • Chronic constipation | Frequent urination

Women’s Health Services

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: Pelvic organ prolapse, chronic constipation, bowel/bladder dysfunction (frequency, urgency, retention and/or incomplete emptying) Incontinence: Urinary (stress, urge, mixed, overflow), fecal

Pelvic Pain: Vulvodynia, vulvar vestibulitis, dyspareunia, vaginismus, coccydynia, levator ani syndrome, interstitial cystitis, endometriosis, painful defecation, anal and/or rectal pain

Pregnancy and Postpartum Care: Obstetrical low back pain, sacroiliac joint pain, pubis symphysis, sciatica, diastasis recti

Pre-Post Surgical: Hysterectomy, cesarean, episiotomy, sling procedure, prolapse repair, radiation

Treatment Options

  • Patient, dietary and behavioral education
  • External and internal soft tissue mobilization, myofascial and trigger point release, visceral manipulation, connective tissue manipulation, deep tissue massage
  • Appropriate strengthening exercise and muscle awareness activities
  • Biofeedback, electrical stimulation, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
  • Hot and cold therapy
  • Home exercise program
  • Vaginal dilator program
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