Women’s Health Physical Therapy addresses issues and concerns that come up during a woman’s lifespan. Oftentimes patients may be embarrassed in seeking help for urinary leakage or pelvic pain, but very often these issues can be solved with a few sessions of physical therapy and home exercises.
Stride Strong Women’s Health Physical Therapy strives to give women of all ages comprehensive, professional support and guidance. All patients receive 1 hour one-on-one sessions with our Women’s Health Physical Therapist in a private treatment studio of our Hillsboro area clinic.
What To Expect At Your Women’s Health Physical Therapy Session:
Our Women’s Health Physical Therapist will first gather a comprehensive medical history pertaining to your women’s health concerns. She will want to gain insight on your nutrition, voiding, and exercise habits, so be prepared to provide a brief account of these activities. She will then check for abdominal and postural strength deficiencies that may contribute to your condition and may perform internal evaluations to assess the integrity of your pelvic floor muscles. Our Women’s Health Physical Therapist strives to educate all of her patients on the cause and prognosis of their condition, and all patients come away from Stride Strong armed with a treatment plan and home exercises. **Make sure you provide the front desk with your prescription from your physician so we are aware of all the conditions they are treating you for. **
Conditions and symptoms that we treat:
Prenatal Physical Therapy
- Orthopedic changes and pain resulting from hormonal and biomechanical causes such as low back and SI Joint pain, carpel tunnel, neck and shoulder pain.
- Education on performing exercises safely. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology guideline is 20-30 min/day of exercise for pregnant women for optimal health, and we can guide you through safe and beneficial exercises for would-be moms. (Reference: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31418450)
- Instruction on therapeutic exercises, and manual therapy to decrease pain and ready the body for labor and delivery.
Postpartum Physical Therapy
- Abdominal weakness and low back pain resulting from overstretched and deconditioned muscles.
- Scar and pelvic pain after C-section, episiotomy or tearing.
- Weakness and deconditioning of pelvic floor muscles.
- Lymphedema after lymph node resection.
- Tightness, pain, and scarring from radiation treatments on breast and chest soft tissue