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Women’s Health

Greenwood Pelvic Physical Therapy

There is a growing field of medicine devoted to evaluating and treating the unique needs of women.  Many of the conditions afflicting women can be embarrassing to talk about, but we can assure you that many of these conditions are treatable, if not always curable.  Women’s health is an umbrella term used to define the issues impacting women across the life span which may include:

  • Urinary Dysfunction
    • Incontinence (leaking urine)
    • Urinary frequency (urinating > every 2 hours during waking hours)
    • Hesitant or weak urine stream
    • Straining to urinate
    • Urinary retention (due to elevated pelvic muscle tone)
    • Nocturia (waking > 2x per night to urinate)
    • Pain before, during, after urination
    • Bladder Pain
    • Urethral pain/burning
  • Pelvic pain
    • Menstrual pain (Dysmenorrhea)
    • Pain with ovulation (Mittleschmerz)
    • Pain during intercourse (Dyspareunia)
    • Perineal pain (area between the vagina and anus)
    • Clitorodynia
    • Genital burning, numbness, pain, itching
    • Pain associated with Endometriosis
    • Pain and dysfunction associated with PCOS
    • Interstitial Cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS)
    • Vaginismus with gynecological exam or sex
    • Vulvodynia
      • Vulvar vestibulitis syndrome/Provoked vestibulodynia
      • Generalized vulvodynia
    • Lichen Sclerosus
    • Pudendal neuralgia
    • Levator Ani Syndrome
    • Proctalgia Fugax
    • Pelvic floor tension myalgia
    • Myofascial pelvic pain syndrome
    • Rectal pain
    • Pain associated with anal fissures
    • Pain due to sexual abuse, rape, trauma
    • Pain after gynecologic, colorectal, or abdominal surgery
    • Pain and dysfunction after gynecologic or colorectal cancer treatment
    • Scar tissue-vaginal, anal, abdominal
    • Tailbone pain (Coccydynia)
  • Pregnancy related pain and dysfunction
    • Pelvic girdle pain (sciatic, hip, sacral, pubic symphysis pain)
    • Low back pain
    • Pain in the mid-back pain/rib pain
    • Hip pain
    • Pain in the neck, shoulders, arms
    • Pelvic pain
    • Tailbone pain (Coccydynia)
    • Painful intercourse
    • Prolapse/pressure or bulging
    • Difficulty controlling urine, stool, gas
    • Abdominal weakness
  • Post-partum pain and dysfunction
    • C-section scar pain
    • Episiotomy scar pain
    • Difficulty controlling urine, stool, gas
    • Pain during/after bowel movements
    • Painful intercourse
    • Tailbone pain
    • Pain in the back, hips, pubic region
    • Pain in the neck, shoulders, arms
    • Weak abdominal muscles
    • Diastasis recti
    • Prolapse/pressure or bulging
  • Prolapse
    • Cystocele
    • Rectocele
    • Enterocele
    • Uterine prolapse
    • Vaginal vault prolapse
  • Sexual dysfunction and pain
    • Pain during intercourse
    • Pain during/after orgasm
    • Inability to orgasm
  • Bowel Dysfunction
    • Constipation
    • Fecal incontinence
    • Inability to control gas
    • Pain before/during/after bowel movements
    • Anal fissures
  • Abdominal pain and bloating
  • Orthopedic pain and dysfunction
    • Hip pain
    • Low back pain
    • Pelvic girdle pain (sciatica, pubic symphysis pain)
    • Rib pain
    • Mid back pain
  • Osteopenia/osteoporosis
  • Post-surgical pain and dysfunction
    • Scar tissue

Greenwood Pelvic Physical Therapy Evaluation

Each woman is unique.  It is critical that an individualized evaluation be performed by a skilled women’s health physical therapist (WHPT).  Every woman has an individualized story relating to her health issues despite having the same symptoms.  WHPT’s are specialists and problem solvers that gynecologists, obstetricians, urologists, gastroenterologists, and other doctors call upon when confronted with a gender-specific medical mystery, like pain during sex, after childbirth, or while defecating.  We can assure you that your condition is treatable and not just part of “being a woman.”

Contact Greenwood Pelvic Physical Therapy center today!

The Pelvic Pain therapists at Restore Your Core Physical Therapy regularly evaluate and treat all of the conditions listed above.  If you are experiencing any of the conditions listed above contact us to schedule an appointment today.  We are excited to help you attain all of your goals with our Greenwood Pelvic Physical Therapy center.