Women’s bodies are unique.Women have specific health concerns and challenges that require a specific skill not available in traditional rehabilitation practices. Women can be conservatively treated by our providers for common physical ailments including: pregnancy-related aches and pains, pelvic floor dysfunction, leakage, constipation, osteoporosis and fibromyalgia. At PSSM, our Women’s Health experts can help relieve pain, restore mobility and strengthen patients with natural chiropractic and physical therapy treatments. Our multidisciplinary approach offers advantages to treating the following conditions:
Women’s bodies are unique.
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Vulvodynia: Read More
Vulvodynia is chronic vulvar pain without an identifiable cause. The vulva is often red, irritated and painful to the touch. PT can help with education regarding irritants, myofascial work on the pelvic floor to release spasm and biofeedback related pelvic floor downtraining to decrease and contributing muscle spasm. Please visit nva.org for any additional information regarding this condition
Post-Mastectomy Scar Tissue and Immobility: Read More
A mastectomy can leave you feeling sore, weak and limited with regards to your shoulder and back mobility. PT can help ease the transition back to everyday life by increasing your range of motion and strength in a gentle manor, specific to your post op needs.
Dyspareunia: Read More
Dyspareunia is defined as painful intercourse. There are many potential causes to this diagnosis including: hormonal imbalance, structural changes, trauma and vulvodynia. Low estrogen levels can cause vaginal dryness and decreased tissue pliability. Physical injury or birth trauma can cause spasm of the pelvic floor muscles resulting in high tone and increased resistance to penetration. Physical therapy for dyspareunia focuses on decreasing pelvic floor spasm with internal trigger point release, dilator training, and pelvic floor muscle downtraining (guided meditation). Please enjoy this free link to Dustienne Miller’s guided meditation
SI Dysfunction: Read More
The sacroiliac joint can be a source of low back pain during any point of a women’s life. This joint is especially susceptible during pregnancy and is helped by muscle energy techniques to re-align the pelvic followed by specific corrective exercises to make sure it doesn’t ail you again!
Coccydynia: Read More
Tailbone pain can happy without incident, after a slip or fall or after a traumatic childbirth. The tailbone is at the very end of the spine held in place by the coccygeus muscles. The coccygeus muscles are part of the pelvic floor and spasm can cause significant pain/discomfort. Physical therapy helps with tailbone pain by relieving coccygeus spasm and re-training important movement patterns.
Urinary leakage : Read More
Urinary leakage or increased urinary frequency, or urgency can significantly affect a person’s quality of life. Suboptimal urination patterns can be caused by overactive pelvic floor, underactive pelvic floor or pelvic organ prolapse (cystocele or rectocele). Physical therapy can help with manual biofeedback, pelvic floor re-training (relaxation vs strengthening) and pelvic floor trigger point release
Postpartum pelvic pain: Read More
Childbirth can leave the pelvic misaligned and weak in structure. Physical therapy can help re-align the pelvic with corrective exercise and strengthen the pelvic floor to its optimal functional state.
Neck pain : Read More
Cervicogenic neck pain can cause headaches and significant, distracting discomfort.
Mid & Low Back pain: Read More
Physical therapy focuses on alignment correctives and pilates and yoga based core strengthening to heal and prevent future back pain.
Myofascial restrictions: Read More
Myofascial release can provide freedom from muscular tightness and structural tension
Postural imbalances: Read More
Prolonged poor posture can lead to significant spinal pain. It’s important to address poor postural alignment in order to prevent future injury and live a healthy, happy lifestyle
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