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Women's-Health

Women’s Health

Designed specifically for women

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! Our Women’s Health physical therapy program is designed to address the special and unique needs of women. Women of all ages may experience challenging conditions that alter their normal bodily functions.  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. We 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.

Common Women’s Health conditions we treat:

  • Breast Cancer Care – Treatments include exercises for improving range of motion, muscle tightness, scar/implant mobility and shoulder strength along with decreasing swelling and increasing mobility.
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain – Treatments include muscle re-education/strengthening/relaxation exercises.  Functional activity of daily living alternatives, postural education, soft tissue massage, spinal/pelvic alignment corrections, and biofeedback training.
  • Diastasis Recti – Treatments include exercises that strengthen your abdominal, and splinting to assist with the approximation of the two head of the muscle.  Surgical correction is also an option for large separations that do not respond to conservative treatment.
  • Lymphedema – Treatments include exercise, manual lymphatic drainage, compression bandaging, proper wound care, scar massage, and an individualized home exercise program.
  • Osteoporosis – Treatments include education on ways to reduce the risk of falling, education on safe techniques to move, lift, and perform daily tasks, and instruction on proper weight-bearing exercises.
  • Prenatal and Postnatal Care – Treatments include instruction on proper body mechanics to prevent back pain, exercises to strengthen pelvic floor muscles, and pre/postnatal massages.
  • Sacral Dysfunction – Treatments include manual techniques/mobilizations/muscle energy techniques, flexibility for the lower back/lower extremity muscles, strengthening of core/hip stabilizers and pelvic floor, and patient education.
  • Urinary Incontinence – Treatments include strengthening exercises for weakened pelvic floor muscles, education on fluid, diet, and lifestyle modifications, as well as biofeedback training.

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.  Call us today (855)477-8463 or take advantage of our FREE Assessment to see how we can help you!

Incontinence

When women experience a lack of bowel and/or bladder control, this is called incontinence. Incontinence may be caused by weakness of the pelvic floor muscles that form a hammock around the vagina, rectum, and urethra (tube from bladder).

Women may also experience pelvic or abdominal pain that may be closely related to dysfunction in the muscles, joints or nerves. At HealthQuest, one of our Physical Therapists will conduct a thorough evaluation and create an effective and personalized treatment plan. Our goal is to restore normal function, provide pain relief, and ultimately help to improve the quality of your life.

Pregnancy

Throughout pregnancy, a woman’s body experiences a number of physiologic and physical changes. Changes in hormones and weight affect your ligaments and joints, while the growing baby will change your posture and stretch your pre-natal pelvic and abdominal muscles, challenging them in the post-partum months.

That’s why Physical Therapy can help you cope with and minimize the common complaints during pregnancy and after delivery, including:

  • Backache
  • Stiff joints
  • Neurological problems
  • Diastasis of the rectus muscle (separation of the abdominal muscles)
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Incontinence due to pelvic floor weakness
  • Pelvic pain
  • Decreased function

Both during your pregnancy and after, our therapists will perform a thorough evaluation and personalize your treatment program to meet your body’s changing needs. We will treat your pre-natal and post-partum conditions with a variety of hands-on techniques, modalities, and patient education. Most importantly, we will prepare your body for labor and delivery and help you recover quickly.

Call today to schedule your FREE injury or pain assessment (855) 477-8463. Offering locations in Oakland, Macomb and Lapeer Counties throughout Southeast Michigan. We are locally owned and operated rehabilitation health facilities, where our patients are more than a number…they are family!